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Windows 7: Looking to Super Tweak my Win 7 to make it XP like

19 Feb 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
 
 
Looking to Super Tweak my Win 7 to make it XP like

Hello everybody, I just registered my account here in the hopes I could find some very useful information about my device. I'm looking to tweak every bit of my windows 7 so I can squeeze every bit of juice out of it.. I notice that my Windows XP with 3 Gigs of ram is waaaaaaaay faster then my 7 with 4 gigs of ram installed. I'm willing to try any and everything to super speed up my laptop. I've had it for a while and reformatted plenty of times but i'm looking for some amazing tweaks to perform here.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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19 Feb 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dizaster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, here's a list of items that can help improve performance.

Optimize Windows 7
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19 Feb 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
 
 

Hey thanks bro I appreciate that, I've used some of those tweaks when suddenly i stopped dead in my tracks.. would it be a good idea if I dual booted windows XP professional instead? I have an installation CD here. Would it then use all of my 4 gigs of ram on it's less resourceful OS? Would that be a great solution to my problem? and could I make it my daily OS to use?What would be the Pro's and cons of dual booting? Would my internet connection remain the same or be botched? Would love to hear feedback for this and a great way of setting it up perfectly with no problem.
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19 Feb 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Well, since XP support is basically over, it would be best to stick with your Windows 7.

If you wanted to, you certainly could dual boot with XP and Windows 7 though.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Personally, I find Windows 7 performs better than XP. It really comes down to your wants and needs though.
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19 Feb 2014   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
 
 

Yeah It's sad that XP is no longer supported. But I also have an IMAC here and for the past 4 or 5 days I've been running Windows XP in a virtual machine on the mac with 3 gigs of ram (VMware professional) and it's so much more faster than my windows 7, So i'm thinking of just dual booting it, and i'm wondering would it use all of my computer specs on it? As if i just purchased a windows xp laptop? Just trying to figure out how it would work but I appreciate your responses you are a great Admin
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19 Feb 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

XP should use all of your PC's resources if you have XP drivers available for everything.
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19 Feb 2014   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
 
 

What do you mean by if I have any XP drivers available? I just have my Windows 7.1 laptop and my "Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 With Update Rollup 2" Operating System Disc to install a fresh a copy of XP
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19 Feb 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You'll most likely need to install drivers for your laptop's devices in the XP installation. For example, SATA, network (LAN/wireless), video, touchpad, sound, etc...

You could check at your laptop manufacturer's driver download page to see if they have XP drivers available.
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19 Feb 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For much better performance I would replace the HDD by a SSD. That is the best performance upgrade money can buy. Tweaking the system will only give you a bit.
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19 Feb 2014   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, XP in a VM or an install will need its own drivers installed.
I have an old Dell lappy that came with XP Home which I've upgraded the drive and RAM (2GB, its max) and have it dual booting XP Pro and Vista Pro. Vista runs OK, XP is so slow it's not useable.
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