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Windows 7: Stuttering after upgrading to Win 7 Pro


01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Stuttering after upgrading to Win 7 Pro

I've been looking all over the Internet to no avail of my situation I'm in now after upgrading Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Ever since I did the upgrade to Win 7, all of my games have been running flawlessly with no issues at all. After the upgrade, all graphic intensive games (not flash games like Plants vs. Zombies) seemingly run normal until after 20 or so seconds, which then the game stutters. It then repeats itself running normal and then back to the stuttering.

The sound is fine with no stuttering or choppiness, but the graphics and game menu interface have this stutter/lag effect for about 8-10 seconds. This occurs in both offline and online games (of which this stuttering affects others playing in the game as well, lagging the game for everyone I'm playing with).

As you may notice under my "System Specs" in my profile, this Asus gaming laptop can easily run these games (Red Alert 3, Left 4 Dead 2, Dawn of War 2, etc.). I've downloaded drivers for the graphics card, and others on the Asus website, but I still have this problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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01 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Clean install and reformat the HDD. Then fresh drivers from the Asus web site.
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02 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nflsonic View Post
I've been looking all over the Internet to no avail of my situation I'm in now after upgrading Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Ever since I did the upgrade to Win 7, all of my games have been running flawlessly with no issues at all. After the upgrade, all graphic intensive games (not flash games like Plants vs. Zombies) seemingly run normal until after 20 or so seconds, which then the game stutters. It then repeats itself running normal and then back to the stuttering.
There's your problem. Take Frostmourne's advice and do a clean install instead.
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02 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Clean Install Windows 7
There is a link to how to upgrade with an upgrade disk too at the link above.
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02 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Yep, a few rule of thumbs when upgrading...

Never upgrade to diferent OS
Never upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit
Never upgrade from Home to Ultimate, etc, etc.

Follow the Clean Install link and you'll be golden
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02 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Additionally you'll want to update your DX files

Web Installer - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime - Scans computer and installs necessary updated files.

Direct download - Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010) - Direct download of 110+MB file. You will need to extract and execute (click .exe file).
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02 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Additionally you'll want to update your DX files

Web Installer - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime - Scans computer and installs necessary updated files.

Direct download - Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010) - Direct download of 110+MB file. You will need to extract and execute (click .exe file).
good advice...clean install and update those runtimes for DirectX 9 games even though Windows 7 installs DirectX 11

I can't count how many posts in this forum of the problems people are having with "older" games that may be remedied by simply updating their DirectX files...maybe a sticky is in order
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02 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SleeStak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Additionally you'll want to update your DX files

Web Installer - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime - Scans computer and installs necessary updated files.

Direct download - Download details: DirectX Redist (February 2010) - Direct download of 110+MB file. You will need to extract and execute (click .exe file).
good advice...clean install and update those runtimes for DirectX 9 games even though Windows 7 installs DirectX 11

I can't count how many posts in this forum of the problems people are having with "older" games that may be remedied by simply updating their DirectX files...maybe a sticky is in order
Games should update the DirectX files along with the .NET framework. Always good to get the latest Redist though.
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02 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Games should update the DirectX files along with the .NET framework.
That would be kind of hard for an older game to update an as yet to be released DX update wouldn't it
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02 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Games should update the DirectX files along with the .NET framework.
That would be kind of hard for an older game to update an as yet to be released DX update wouldn't it
Yes, but you get some updates from the disc and then the rest when you get the Redist. I wonder how you can update the .NET framework, seeing as there are a couple of versions - 3.5 is included in 7 partially unless you fully enable it in Add/Remove features.
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