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Windows 7: Doesn't seem to be as good as Vista

16 Feb 2010   #1
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Doesn't seem to be as good as Vista

So I recently went to Windows 7 due to all the hype and talk of how great it is. I never had issues with Vista but I decided to move to W7 either way since a friend offered me his 64Bit CD because he only needed the 32Bit and $30 dollars later I had Windows 7 Ultimate ( Bought key on ebay, hence the "$30 dollars".. I know most don't advise that we do this but I already did so I hope I don't get badgered to much over that fact).. My problem is W7 just seems to have some slow response issues and a slow start up.. Maybe I didn't install it properly? I did a boot from disk and advanced option during install for a clean install but I don't know if I was supposed to format or if it would do that automatically during a clean install... I did have the windows old file so I don't think it formatted unless that would appear no matter what? After installing some software and games I finally got around to installing o&o defrag and running it but I didn't expect it to show very much fragmentation since I was on a new install which was not the case because it was around 37.00 fragmentation which I brought down to nothing within a couple hours but I still don't understand why it was so high on a fresh Windows install


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16 Feb 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

it will not format by default...
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16 Feb 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

what happened was you did an upgrade install that is why you have been left with a windows.old file and also the cause of your problems , reinstall using the clean install method and you will see a vast improvement, post back with any problems you have
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16 Feb 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Here is one of our excellent tutorials giving the instructions for a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7



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16 Feb 2010   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Here is one of our excellent tutorials giving the instructions for a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7



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many thanks for the link Richard
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16 Feb 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You are very welcome, Kathryn.
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16 Feb 2010   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You don't get a windows.old folder if you do an in-place upgrade installation.

You get it if you do a custom install , without formatting the target partition.
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16 Feb 2010   #8
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

OMG.. Doing this all over again is going to be such a pain... then reinstalling everything I have already installed after the Windows 7 move... Thanks for the replies though... I really appreciate it : )
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16 Feb 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Do it the easy way. Do not reinstall all of your programs all at once. Just install as you need them. That is what I did when I installed 7 and it really was not bad.
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16 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There should not be a performance problem if properly installed. That is one of the advantages of Win7 - it is faster and has a smaller footprint than Vista. There are a few other features that are also superior to Vista (Taskbar, Libraries, Trim support, Homegroup, etc.). But in terms of overall function, I prefer Vista too. They have added a lot of eye candy to Win7 but deleted many useful Vista function in the process. Besides, the interface to get to the system settings is a real mess. You have to be a good scout to find them.
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