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Windows 7: Let's face it: Windows 7 copies files slower than Vista

01 Feb 2009   #1
Phoenon

vista
 
 
Let's face it: Windows 7 copies files slower than Vista

This is my first complain thread, everything else I love about Windows 7. The look, the performance, the compatibility, etc. However, numerous people have said that copying files takes much longer and it's true from what I am seeing. I wanted to copy 4gb of information on a UBB and it took more than one hour. Before, it was probably under the 30 minute mark. I don't know if this problem occurs when copying and moving files that are already on the computer but it surely takes really long when copying things from external storage devices.

Do many of you experience the same issues?

Do you think this is an easy fix for Microsoft?

When do you think this problem will be solved?




EDIT: From the replies this topic has been getting, it seems that people using Nehalem are the only ones that got performance gains.


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01 Feb 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Send them feedback on it so they will fix it by the time 7 is finalized.
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01 Feb 2009   #3
ittech

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

i find that too. but even if that remains in the original retail release, i'm sold. i was wondering since the next big thing for ms is cloud computing, weither it did not recieve the emphasis that we still for the present time still need.
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01 Feb 2009   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There doesn't seem to be any problem with mine. Here is my transfer speed during copying 7.47 GB of data (folders and files) from my external USB HDD to the internal HDD.
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01 Feb 2009   #5
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is mine USB - Internal HDD and back again
Seems ok to me

Pooch


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01 Feb 2009   #6
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

I transfer files more quickly, so its not a case for everyone. I've especially heard disk performance improvements for those with SSDs
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01 Feb 2009   #7
gzt7d8

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

I'm curious, do you know if this problem has been reported by others, since you asked the question "When do you think this problem will be solved?"

If you haven't seen this reported as a problem, then I agree with Airbot, report the problem. MS won't know it is a problem without your feedback. My experience on file transfer has been a good one. I have not complaints myself.

Greg
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01 Feb 2009   #8
v8ornot2v8

Windows XP
 
 
SSD

Does anyone have some benchmarks on this - copying files?

I wonder if you had a SSD Drive - would W7 be faster than Vista with the same drive - since it is memory based?
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01 Feb 2009   #9
Everlong

 

Windows 7 copies files a lot quicker than Vista for me.
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01 Feb 2009   #10
ittech

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

i'll qualify that comment i made. it is slower copying files to another partition on the same unit, or to another platform, wired as well as certainly wireless. doesnt seem to matter whether target machine is xp, vista or another win7 unit. stats have submitted.
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