I am experiencing a 15-25 second delay alt-tabbing back into games/full screen applications in Windows 7.
I recently was running Windows XP on a gaming laptop 4GB Ram, Dual Core i5 with dedicated nVidia card. While playing games I could alt-tab out to check e-mail, messages, music, etc. Alt-Tabbing back in would be instant.
I finally made the switch, and ran a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64. Everything is running great and is faster. (I've run my updates and have an anti-virus etc).
Now in Windows 7, playing the same games, the Alt-Tab in gives me a black screen for 15-25 seconds before I can resume play. The hardware is the same. The system is clean.
I have tried disabling Real-Time Protection on anti-virus > No luck.
I have the same resolution in and out of game.
The game forum developers mention that Windows 7 is moving resources out of memory and back in during Alt-TAB which is the reason for the slowdown.
Is there a way to change the settings to just keep the applications in memory or anything of the sort to fix this slowdown? I Love Windows 7 compared to XP; however, it is frustrating that this one aspect is so incredibly slow.
Thanks in advance for any help.