GeForce GTX 980 Ti owners won’t be shown Microsoft’s usual Windows 10 reserve upgrade option


If you are a proud owner of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, this card has one of the first GPUs to support DirectX 12, then you will also maybe wonder what has just happened with Microsoft’s upgrade application. A little digging reveals why this is happening. A check for Windows 10 compatibility revealed that the card is currently flagged as not being compatible with Windows 10. Experts say that Microsoft might have hard coded these checks into its upgrade application just so that it makes the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.

The situation is of course caused by the fact that both the card itself and Windows 10 are very new. GTX 980 Ti owners who got to beta test Windows 10 builds managed to gain support for the card on Windows 10 and over a month ago a driver from Nvidia was released to make the card compatible with Windows. Some argue that this situation is just a matter of Microsoft’s updating their compatibility database. None the less, Nvidia employees explain that owners of these graphics card should not worry as at Windows 10 launch they will have no problem but actually a great Windows experience.


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