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Windows 7: Why does Windows seem to lag when MULTITASKING?


14 Jan 2009   #1
apple

Windows 7
 
 
Why does Windows seem to lag when MULTITASKING?

I am d/l some files have plenty of RAM and HD space but when I go to do something it is very sluggish. Is there a way that I can improve this? If I stop d/l then it is fine. THX


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14 Jan 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello apple,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Could you click on the 'update sys. specs' link under the 'My sys specs' button on the bottom left of one of your posts. That info will help us answer your questions. Fill in as much info as you can.

Gary
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14 Jan 2009   #3
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

I have noticed that too in some cases, when I download or especially when I copy files from network locations (lan and wireless) Windows gets laggy until the transfer finishes...

I think it has something to do with the disk writes....

Please confirm anyone...
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14 Jan 2009   #4
Mike

Seven 7000 64-Bit
 
 

I do agree that with downloads and transfers certain applications get laggy, especially IE 32-Bit.
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14 Jan 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hmm, only d/ls I have done have been from the net, but I haven't noticed any big hit in performance. Well in IE, but I figured it was cause the bandwidth was being used by the d/l.

Gary
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14 Jan 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apple View Post
I am d/l some files have plenty of RAM and HD space but when I go to do something it is very sluggish. Is there a way that I can improve this? If I stop d/l then it is fine. THX

Well, we wouldn't even be able to tell if you even had true multitasking capabilities if you don't fill out your specifications.
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15 Jan 2009   #7
apple

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Well, we wouldn't even be able to tell if you even had true multitasking capabilities if you don't fill out your specifications.
Okay I did it in it. (sig).

If I download and then go to move a window, the screen lags in re-draw. Also if I unzip, it does the same thing. I would have thought that this wouldn't be possible in a modern system. Otherwise it feels fast. Another operating system doesn't feel like this but I am liking windows 7 a bunch.

Is there a setting I could change that would help.
Updated the system found the place to set it for this board
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15 Jan 2009   #8
sevsman

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

You have to remember that when your downloading or uploading your discs are in use. So if a sata 2 dics has a true throughput or 50-60Mps then this will be greatly impacted on other applications trying to access the disc, wether it be for read or write. Is the disc/discs in use both used for download directory and access for the app or function that you are using?
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15 Jan 2009   #9
waymack91xj

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000
 
 

Sounds like a disk time issue. I wonder if 7 talks to the HDD more than the other OSs have. Also important to remember that this is still a beta and betas are supposed to be buggy I would try (if you have another HDD) moving your page file to another HDD to see if that helps. I know that in order to make it boot faster, it doesn't load as much stuff up front as before. Also, if you are downloading via IE8, it could very well be that because the download window is a plugin of IE. I know that for me, IE8 isn't playing too nice and it gets really slow, like when typing, but the rest of the system remains perky.
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15 Jan 2009   #10
apple

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waymack91xj View Post
Sounds like a disk time issue. I wonder if 7 talks to the HDD more than the other OSs have. Also important to remember that this is still a beta and betas are supposed to be buggy I would try (if you have another HDD) moving your page file to another HDD to see if that helps. I know that in order to make it boot faster, it doesn't load as much stuff up front as before. Also, if you are downloading via IE8, it could very well be that because the download window is a plugin of IE. I know that for me, IE8 isn't playing too nice and it gets really slow, like when typing, but the rest of the system remains perky.
I don't understand what you want me to try. I can put in another hard drive if you want but not sure what you want me to do. I am using chrome as my browser but it is not just the internet, just moving a window, any window when doing something like unzipping causes the window to lag and redraw like an old win95 machine. Otherwise it runs fast EXCEPT when I do anything hard drive intensive and this seems a little unusual.

Please tell me what you want me to do.
Thx
Edited:
A plane crashed into the Hudson river and I think we should send vibes and thoughts and prayers as its 20 degree's outside. On the news now. Terrible, terrible. Hope its okay to post this.
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