Playing your old games on a new operating system like Windows 8 is not as simple as playing the same thing on Windows 7. The new user interface and stricter security policies make the certain websites run slower. If you do not configure your new computer properly, then there are increased chances of lags and poor performance. To counter that problem, we suggest you to switch to “best performance” instead of “best appearance”. You can do that by going into system settings. We also suggest you to defrag the drives.
Online gaming is different from local gaming. Certain online gaming and poker portals are fairly resource intensive. For example, some websites like this site make use of flash which is just not supported in the new version of Internet Explorer and thus to run that poker site, you either roll back to Windows 7 or install a web browser like Chrome that supports flash and is not that resource intensive. To improve the framerates of the games, we suggest you to defrag the windows registry and increase the virtual memory. If it accesses location services, we suggest you to turn off the user access control. In order to do that, go to “Control Panel” > Users and then, from there, click on the option that says “user access control”. You can also increase the amount of RAM (random access memory) and virtual memory (pagefile) to squeeze some more FPS (frame per second) out of the games. For those who do not know, games run slow when your Windows operating system runs out of physical memory. When a game requires more RAM that what is actually present in the system, the OS makes pagefile. If that file is small, windows pages in and pages out that makes system’s overall performance very slow. You should have ample hard disk space to make sure you are able to allocate 7-9GB of your HDD space as page file.
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