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28 Jul 2010   #1
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7,some questions

Hello there.
I'm new on this forum.
My OS is still XP,but i think it's time to get Windows 7. Soon or later i'll have too.
But i have some questions about Windows 7,compared to XP.
My specs : Intel7 920@2.66 , Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5, 3 GB DDR3,Asus GTX 285, 2 x WD 6400 AAKS...
So,let's start :
Do you think that Windows 7 is faster than XP ? I mean,copy big files from one to another partitions,video-pictures-music editing,or archive,compress..? Gaming ( fps ) ? reboot time,shut down time,event internet browsing ...???
You think is worth to go for Windows 7 ?
Thanks in advance.


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28 Jul 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

To be honest, Windows 7 might not be any faster. XP uses less resources than 7 does.

Be sure to run the Upgrade Advisor if you are considering upgrading: Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues

Reboot time may be faster. Is it worth it? It depends on your budget. For the extra features, and just staying on the cutting edge, I would pay the money, even though XP still works.
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28 Jul 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I believe that on certain hardware, it is faster. Especially with multi-core processors. I remember reading an article (can't find it at the moment so take this with a grain of salt) that 7 was programed to better utilize multi-core processors than XP was. I've noticed somethings being faster on my computer after the upgrade from XP to 7 x64, but as with all things, "mileage may vary."
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28 Jul 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
Hello there.
I'm new on this forum.
My OS is still XP,but i think it's time to get Windows 7. Soon or later i'll have too.
But i have some questions about Windows 7,compared to XP.
My specs : Intel7 920@2.66 , Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5, 3 GB DDR3,Asus GTX 285, 2 x WD 6400 AAKS...
So,let's start :
Do you think that Windows 7 is faster than XP ? I mean,copy big files from one to another partitions,video-pictures-music editing,or archive,compress..? Gaming ( fps ) ? reboot time,shut down time,event internet browsing ...???
You think is worth to go for Windows 7 ?
Thanks in advance.
Hi stereo, welcome to the forums , following on from Jonathan_Kings' excellent advice i would also reccommend you spend a little time browsing the tutorial section of the forum Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums you will find all the information you require amongst the pages
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28 Jul 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows 7 will handle a load or intensive apps better, due to better memory management. It is definitely not slower than XP, let's say that.

However, people don't switch to Windows 7 for performance. It is for the feature set. You have a very modern computer, yet are running a 9 year old OS on it. Take that as you wish.

Overall, there isn't really any way we can answer your question. The differences between the two and the features of Windows 7 are well known and documented. You know your needs and budget better than any of us, so take all of that info into consideration, and you'll have your answer.
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28 Jul 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Deacon mentioning features made me realize you might want to look at these wiki articles:
Features new to Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of features removed in Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of features removed in Windows Vista - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I included the feature removed in Vista article because some features were removed since XP but aren't mentioned in the 7 article.
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28 Jul 2010   #7
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Windows 7 Review: XP vs Vista vs 7 in 80+ Benchmarks | Maximum PC

Quote:
Whether you’re coming from XP or Vista, Windows 7 offers a massive leap forward in usability, security, and support for new hardware and technology, especially for enthusiasts and power users. For anyone who regularly keeps many windows open at once time, the new Taskbar is worth the price of admission alone. For XP users, the security improvements are equally worthy of praise, while Vista users will be thrilled with the much improved, much less annoying UAC. Add in support for new hardware technologies, more new features, and the kernel improvements that should allow you to get more from your multi-core CPU, and Windows 7 becomes a tidy, compelling package to all Windows users.
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28 Jul 2010   #8
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think i'll go for 7
I remember when i installed last year,Windows 7 RC build 7100 71xx , i was actually surprised.
But there was a few thinks i didn't like ( that's a question of taste )
I don't know how to describe that ,but i try : when you move your mouse cursor over the desktop icons ( not only there ) i wish i could have it like in XP,i mean, no "wawes / shadows " or whatever.
The same when you move the mouse cursor over the C/D/E/F partition. Same think, i hate that
And i don't think there is a way to disable this feature.But like i said " that's a question of taste"
I attache here a link with a picture made in Windows 7,i hope you'll understand what i mean.
ImageShack® - Online Media Hosting
The mouse cursor is right over the MOVIE MAKER BETA icon.
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28 Jul 2010   #9
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Remove Windows 7 Desktop Icon Shadows

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Right Click My Computer select properties
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Select Advanced System Settings from the Left Pane

Select Settings under Performance

Under Visual Effects , remove the check from 'Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on the Desktop '.
i like you , you find little things annoying.................your my kinda guy
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28 Jul 2010   #10
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot,archie123
Yeah,i find a lot of little things,annoying.
When i installed first time ( last year ) Windows 7, it took hours to fix the taskbar, same like in XP or Vista.
By the way : if i do "remove the check from 'Use Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on the Desktop " would that "affect" everything in explorer, about this kind of "shadows " ? I hope so
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