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Windows 7: Performance is slower after installing Windows 7

11 Oct 2009   #1

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Performance is slower after installing Windows 7

Hello, I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. I have a 2.1Ghz HP, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, and a 512MB GeForce Asylum AGP video card. I noticed that it kept all my files before I formatted to Windows 7 they're all under my Windows Old folder.

Anyway, after formatting windows 7 I noticed the performance of my comp went down the games im playing run slower and I need to configure lower graphic settings to run them as well as they did on XP I wanted to try the Beta out for Battle Swarm and my comp should be able to play it but even with all settings set on minimum it just runs terribly on my comp.
Any ideas how I can fix this or why my comp seems to run worse after formatting windows 7?

Thank You

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11 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

It might help to check whether you are using the latest display driver for your card that is compatible with your version of Windows 7. Also check if there are any bios or chipset updates available for your system. Enable AHCI if appropriate (i.e., you have a SATA drive).

Also, not the cause of your problem, I'm sure, but it couldn't hurt to defrag your hard drive.

Check your event viewer, application tab for errors. It might provide some clues as to what the problem is. Check power settings and make sure they are not limiting your performance (maybe try the high performance setting).
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11 Oct 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lymezar View Post
Hello, I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. I have a 2.1Ghz HP, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, and a 512MB GeForce Asylum AGP video card. I noticed that it kept all my files before I formatted to Windows 7 they're all under my Windows Old folder.

Anyway, after formatting windows 7 I noticed the performance of my comp went down the games im playing run slower and I need to configure lower graphic settings to run them as well as they did on XP I wanted to try the Beta out for Battle Swarm and my comp should be able to play it but even with all settings set on minimum it just runs terribly on my comp.
Any ideas how I can fix this or why my comp seems to run worse after formatting windows 7?

Thank You

L

you running 32 bit or 64? How is your ping rate? what monitor, video card, etc



Ken
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11 Oct 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lymezar View Post
I noticed the performance of my comp went down the games im playing run slower and I need to configure lower graphic settings to run them as well as they did on XP
It's normal, unfortunately. Most games still perform better on Windows XP 32-bit.

Here's another topic where people are suffering the same fate:

Game Performance
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12 Oct 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This right here,

Quote:
a 512MB GeForce Asylum AGP video card
is your problem more than anything. Best I can find is that it is made by BFG and from the GeForce FX series of cards and guess what, those cards have zero Windows 7 support, and a grand total of one Vista driver 3 years ago.
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12 Oct 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You mean it's not the Operating's system's fault,... say it ain't so.
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12 Oct 2009   #7

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Even if you have the latest and greatest hardware, most games still run fastest on Windows XP.

If you want to play games on Windows 7 you will just have to live with the performance hit.

I would recommend dual-booting. That's what I do, so I have the best of both worlds.
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14 Oct 2009   #8

7600.20510 x86
 
 

What I do is have all of my game shortcuts on my Rocketdock. Before I place them there though, I right click on them and choose properties. Then I disable desktop composition. This way, whenever I start a game, it turns off Aero and re-enables it when the game(s) close. This could only help performance although I'm not sure by how much. Never compared.
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14 Oct 2009   #9

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

As long as you're happy with performance, that's all that really matters
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