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Windows 7: Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium


28 Dec 2012   #11

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Lee the computer that is 10 sec. slower I suggest getting rid of that piece of junk.
Believe it or not I notice boot and shut down time differences just by mute the sound. Just a couple of seconds. I need to get a life.
Jack, are you making an offer?

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28 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

NO NO Lee, it's 10 seconds slow. What could anybody do with it. You could ship it to me and I would do some serious testing for the next 5 years and try to recover some of that 10 seconds. You pay the shipping and I will do the testing free. Putting all kidding aside one should choose a Windows 7 that suites their desires and needs and just come to this Forum. Between our Tutorials and members help it will run quick and smooth as it is designed with the hardware it has. A second here or there is no big deal. My cat takes 3 seconds to yawn. My computer shuts down in 2 can yawns.
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29 Dec 2012   #13

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
The Pro machine consistently boots in 1 minute 05 seconds to 1 minute 15 seconds while the Home Premium boots in 45 - 55 seconds. Boot times were measured from hitting the power button to having a functional desktop. Machines are not on a network and boot times were obtained while machines were disconnected from the internet. I've tried different AC outlets in different rooms with no difference in times.
When I think "performance" I'm not usually thinking about boot times, but how it goes after boot, I'm still accustomed to "press the button and go make a coffee" boot times as I work on XP as well.

The above is probably because the former has more services to start up (a bunch of stuff for servers, workstations and network logging for IT admins and whatever that on your personal device are useless). Try disabling unneeded services, I managed to cut up to 5-7 seconds of boot by disabling such useless things in Ultimate. (I was trying to improve performance on my netbook, not reducing boot times, and failed as unneded services seem to be put to sleep automatically after boot)
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29 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi all,

ANother question....which is totally unrelated to this.

This is concerning whether we can swap the license key for windows 7 home premium (32 Bits) for windows 7 home premium (64 Bits).

I have with me a license key for a WIndows 7 Home Premium (32 bits). The funny thing is the license key comes in a box with only 1 CD ----------> being Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit installation CD ONLY instead of 2 installation CDs (being both the 32 Bits and 64 Bits).

SOmeone, somewhere in the web universe mention that we can use the license key meant for a Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bits to activate a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits.

Can anyone confirm this???
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29 Dec 2012   #15

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheesum View Post
Hi all,

ANother question....which is totally unrelated to this.

This is concerning whether we can swap the license key for windows 7 home premium (32 Bits) for windows 7 home premium (64 Bits).

I have with me a license key for a WIndows 7 Home Premium (32 bits). The funny thing is the license key comes in a box with only 1 CD ----------> being Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit installation CD ONLY instead of 2 installation CDs (being both the 32 Bits and 64 Bits).

SOmeone, somewhere in the web universe mention that we can use the license key meant for a Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bits to activate a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits.

Can anyone confirm this???
Confirmed by our own alien administrator!

Are product keys usable on both 32 and 64-bit Windows 7?
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29 Dec 2012   #16
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Download and burn/write the other bit-rate installer from the links in Step 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then follow those steps sameas for retail to get and maintain a perfect install.
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29 Dec 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Wow...that is an incredibly fast reply...thanks alot...

Anyway, i just purchased a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 with Windows 8 ~ joining the "dark side of the force"....so to speak.

So, if things are not doing well with WIndows 8 (for the user interface...), then, this is my plan...
- for my older yet vintage laptop -----> yanked out the Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bits and restore back Vista,
- install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits on my brand new Lenovo IdeaPad Y580,
- use the license key from the Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bits and activate the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bits....

:-)
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29 Dec 2012   #18
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To install Windows 7 on a Win8 PC which has Secure Boot BIOS, follow the steps in Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

If installing in EFI mode becomes problematic, you can also follow these steps to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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29 Dec 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi all;
Another question. To speed up the laptop, i am planning to slap in an SSD and move the hard disk to the optical disk drive using a Caddy Tray.

THe SSD of choice is either:
- Intel S330 series or,
- Intel S520 series.
Which one would you recommend for a typical home user whereby the workload comprised off;
- storing and editing photos,
- playing and editing movies,
- working on multiple MS words. excel, access...
- playing games like Black Ops II
- surfing the net...
- other light to moderate workload...

Based on ANandTech review, apparently there is not much difference between S330 vs. S520 for a typical home user.
AnandTech - The Intel SSD 330 Review (60GB, 120GB, 180GB)

Also, what kind of storage should we look at?
- 120GB? or 180GB? --------> my budget only allows this range...
My applications are simple;
- Windows 7/ Windows 8
- MS office 2010
- photos and videos editing applications,
- all the programs that a home user is expected to have...
- a few games (similar to Black Ops II).
- recovery partition
- that is all about it....

Once again, thanks alot for your help.
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29 Dec 2012   #20

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheesum View Post
- storing and editing photos,
- playing and editing movies,
- working on multiple MS words. excel, access...
- surfing the net
This stuff is better kept on a hard drive (good choice on placing it in a DVD drive caddy) as it does benefit from a SSD but it's very minor benefit and it takes up a lot of space. The SSD is best used for programs, games and system.

You will be fine even with a 120 GB drive, as long as you keep data on the hard drive and programs on the SSD.
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