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Windows 7: Windows 7 build 6956 beats Windows XP SP3

12 Dec 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 build 6956 beats Windows XP SP3

"My Hardware 2.0 mailbag is brimming with Windows 7 related questions. The main question on everyoneís lips is the obvious one - How does Windows 7 stack up against Vista?

Important note: Before I go any further I feel I need to make a point, and make it clear. The build Iím testing of Windows 7 (build 6956) is a pre-beta build, and as a rule pre-beta builds arenít known for their performance. That said, the performance of this build should give us a clue as to how the OS is coming along.

This test will pitch Windows 7 build 6956 32-bit against Windows Vista RTM 32-bit and Windows Vista SP1 32-bit." (and XP with SP3)

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Windows 7 build 6956 performance test | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

Windows 7 build 6956 vs. Windows XP SP3 | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com




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12 Dec 2008   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks, Norm

I have always thought that windows 7 "felt" quicker. it's nice to see some actual data to show that it is

In my opinion it's often the way an OS feels that matters, which may be biased by familiarity - if some thing is more "instinctive" for a user it will feel faster to them.

Am hoping to get the other half to provide some feedback on Windows 7 as she is familiar with XP and has made the switch to Vista without much problem.

Will post back any thoughts she has - may be of interest to get the views of an "average" PC user rather than that of the more advanced users that I feel make up our membership here.
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12 Dec 2008   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Norm,

Looks like Microsoft are on a winner! It would be nice to see some results for 64bit as well if you can. Check out the team forum for a interesting discovery.
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12 Dec 2008   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I installed the 6956 version (32bit) and have uninstalled it as I would rather run 64bit as everything on my machine is oriented towards 64bit. So will wait patiently....
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12 Dec 2008   #5
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
I installed the 6956 version (32bit) and have uninstalled it as I would rather run 64bit as everything on my machine is oriented towards 64bit. So will wait patiently....
yeah.... me to waiting for for the next x64 im useing now 6801 x64 but GTA4 dont work so hope it will in the next bulid BETA1 comparison chart looking good for windows 7 thnx for sharing that with us all.
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12 Dec 2008   #6
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
I installed the 6956 version (32bit) and have uninstalled it as I would rather run 64bit as everything on my machine is oriented towards 64bit. So will wait patiently....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dan7777 View Post
yeah.... me to waiting for for the next x64 im useing now 6801 x64 but GTA4 dont work so hope it will in the next bulid BETA1 comparison chart looking good for windows 7 thnx for sharing that with us all.
There is a build 6936 x64 that has all of the features of 6956 x86.
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12 Dec 2008   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

finally some evidence we can brag to our xp friends....lol
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12 Dec 2008   #8
johngalt

 

lolz for real.
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12 Dec 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

After having spent the last few days using Vista and then back to 7; there's a big difference. I do like Vista though.


Thanks Norm!














Later Ted
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12 Dec 2008   #10
johngalt

 

I like Vista over XP as much as the next Vistax65 fan - but I have to say that W7 is a much better and smoother OS _ it *looks* slick while being fast.

I do wonder, though, how Adrian can get a system to boot in 20 seconds flat. I suppose if you have every option turned off in your BIOS and boot directly to your HD and don't press CTRL ALT DEL to log in and have no PW, it might be faster - but I prefer a bit of security and chances to look at what is going on....
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