Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

EA Games has just released a teaser trailer for the all new reboot for Need For Speed series. You can find the video below, check it out & do leave a comment on what you think about it in the comment section below.

Source: EA Games

Happy Gaming! 🙂



Ubisoft has published the system requirements for PC gamers which seem sky high in my opinion. I am posting it below, do leave a comment on what you think about it.


System Requirements:

Supported OS
Windows 7 SP1 (64bit version only)

Windows 8/8.1 (64bit version only)

Processor (Minimum)

Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz

Processor (Recommended)
Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better

RAM (Minimum)
6 GB

RAM (Recommended)

Video Card (Minimum)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM)

Video Card (Recommended)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM)

Version 11

Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Hard Drive Space
50 GB available space

Peripherals Supported
Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller

256 kbps or faster broadband connection

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or better, GeForce GTX 700 series; AMD Radeon HD7970 or better, Radeon R9 200 series
[Note: Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported.]

{ Source: Ubi Blog }

Official Announcement:

Judging by the system requirements, looks like you gotta have some good hardware to get the game running smoothly.

Do you think the system requirements published by Ubisoft is a bit too high for the game? Do you think they are lazy to optimize the game for lower end hardware? 

What is your opinion regarding the system requirements? Do leave a comment below in the comment section along with your current PC config. 

Happy Gaming! 🙂


Cleaning the Prefetch folder in Windows OS helps increasing the performance of the system. You can clean your Prefetch files manually by going to the X:\Windows\Prefetch\ folder and deleting all the files in that directory. This can be time consuming and today I will be introducing the “os” module in python and show you how to create your own prefetch cleaner program so that you clean the prefetch folder for you in a single click.

So, basically the prefetch cleaner simply changes the current directory to your Prefetch folder(X:\Windows\Prefetch\ , where X is your drive where your Windows is installed) and gets the list of files in that folder and deletes each one of them.

Assuming you have python installed in your computer(else read my other blog post on how to install python here). Now, import the “osmodule using the following code:

import os

The next thing you need to do is to change your current working directory to the prefetch directory. This can be done using the function called “chdir(path)” in the os module. The parameter path is going to be the prefetch directory which in my case is “C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch“. So, we we use the following line of code:


Now, you need to get the list of all the files in that directory .This can be done using the function listdir(path) which returns a list containing the list of files in that directory and storing the result to a variable( For example: prefetch):


Now, since we have the list of files,  to delete each file in the list you can simply use a for loop to traverse through each element in the list and call a function that deletes the file.  Now, we create a function called del_file(name) which takes takes a “filename” as parameter and deletes the file. We can delete a file using the function os.remove(filename) . The function can be implemented as:

def del_file(name):
    print i, " Deleted"

Now, finally you need to just create a for loop to traverse through all the elements(which are filenames of each file in the directory) in the variable prefetch and call the function del_file(i).

for i in prefetch:

Complete source code of the Prefetch Cleaner:

# Prefetch Cleaner
import os

def del_file(name):
    print i, " Deleted"

prefetch=os.listdir("C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch") # Change letter "C" to your OS drive letter

for i in prefetch:

print "Prefetch Cleaning Complete "
raw_input("Press Enter to exit..")

It is recommended that you close all media players such as VLC or Windows Media Player etc before you run your prefetech cleaner program. Happy Coding!