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Windows 7: Speed Up Win.7 with older PC?

07 May 2009   #1

Windows Vista & 7
Speed Up Win.7 with older PC?

Hi all,
I installed Windows 7 last night on my backup HDD and so far I'm liking it. I have the permission stuff all shut down, installed Office 2007, AVG and even got Windows Mail to work then imported all my files, bookmarks, pictures ect.. and I'm pretty well set to use Windows 7 as my main OS with Vista on my other HDD just for backup. My question is is there any tips or tricks to speed up Windows 7 on my PC??? It's not a dual-core PC rather a 3.06GHz Pent. 4 with 2GB memory and a GeForce 7800GT PCI card.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks

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07 May 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Pinger, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's pretty much the same as for Vista.

Speed Up the Performance of Vista - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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07 May 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello Pinger,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You could look through the Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums section. Also you could have a look here. Speed Up the Performance of Vista - Vista Forums This is for Vista, but much of it applies. Make changes slowly, so if something stops working, you don't have 20 candidates for the cause. I haven't bothered with #10 in W7. Don't recommend turning off restore points as it takes away a safety net, but you can make your own decisions.

Hope this helps. Enjoy.


Edit: Your too fast for me Shawn.
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07 May 2009   #4

Windows 7077

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07 May 2009   #5

Windows Vista & 7

I will give them all a look, I was told Win 7 was going to be a completely different animal then Vista but so far anything that is designed for Vista seems to run just fine.. Even your suggestions are pointing towards Vista tips for Windows 7
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08 May 2009   #6
Fritz Fraghof

Windows 7 Home Basic

Forgive me for asking this here, but does anyone know if the following VBS script for Vista to display boot time will work okay in Windows 7?

Boot Up Time - Vista Forums
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08 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Yes it works and there is also a section here to post your restart times as well.

ReBoot Time
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08 May 2009   #8
Fritz Fraghof

Windows 7 Home Basic

Thanks very much Mr Grim. Fantastic.
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06 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64

Wow, I just followed that list and completed quite a lot and my PC is flying along. Just gonna reboot and fingers crossed my PC is still working.
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