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Windows 7: Windows 7 optimization and review


26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 optimization and review

Well I got retail ( RTM 7600 version ) from Windows 7 with both x86 and x64 versions. Spend a couple of days testing both of them and inspecting pc work. So now just want to spend my review with you, because here I will discuss on a couple of thing like HDD speed and optimization win 7.

First of all, Windows7 is faster than Vista with SP2! Even with all effects and Aero stuffs the 32bit version of Windows7 runs perfectly. If you have 2 or 3 gb ram, than Windows7 32bit is the best you can get.
How to optimize it to work even faster?
Believe me there is no many things...

- First check if you are using ACHI in BIOS, of course if you have SATA2 HDD with ACHI supports. If not, I changed from IDE to SATA and Windows 7 ultimate recognize and install automatically ( download from internet i think ) the drivers and controler. After that in device meager I just needed to uninstall and disable my old ATA0 and ATA1 I think.
- Later, the most spoken think that would give performance to your HDD, and will void its use and working all the time is disabling the windows search service, and un-checking indexing from C or D partition ( or the one you got OS installed). Without them HDD is no longer "in force"when nothing working and you will notice that it works better and giving noise only when you copy files or save something. This trick just works perfect.
- Another thing, if you got valid license key, do the updates ( the important ones, not the language pack or office updates ) and most of all if you are using the x64 version. I saw that in it, Windows Update menager gives some security and common updates for the x64 version.
- So here another thing...should I use 32bit or 64 bit.
If you use PC for internet, Office, and kind of lite other programs like...I don't know Fireworks, even photoshop the 32bit works great. However it gives you only 2 GB of ram for the programs, so if you run many programs in background it may be slown down ! And here is the x64 version, where fully 4gb ram is given to the software ( if you got pc like mine with 4 gb ram installed) So if you work video editing ( After Effects, Vegas x64, Premiere ) than for sure the 64 bit version will give you more promises to you. Vegas RAM render works faster, Premiere still not testes but for sure it does too, and After Effects got more RAM too ! You will be able to quick preview more footage.
-Also i mentioned a slightly improvement of games that I tasted on 32bit and 64bit Windows 7, but with latest nvidia drivers. In x64 I noticed that they just worked slightly faster, with zero latency or screen freezing. And also loading scenes in x64 was faster. I tasted on F.E.A.R 2 and Fallout2 with maximum quality and details. However both versions of windows are pre-installed with DirectX11 so that speaks that they are optimized for gaming performance! For sure you will must have at least GeForce 8500 to experience this.

So this was my review and explaining some thing about windows 7 and speed. If you got some questions feel free to ask me. And maybe I will do another review, just more explained. =)

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 64biy
 
 

dude i got the same cd as urs with both 32 and 64 bit, but my 64 bit wont install... my 32 installed no trouble. i ran the advisor and it tells my computer is compatible with 64bit windows 7.
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noxious View Post
Well I got retail ( RTM 7600 version ) from Windows 7 with both x86 and x64 versions. Spend a couple of days testing both of them and inspecting pc work. So now just want to spend my review with you, because here I will discuss on a couple of thing like HDD speed and optimization win 7.
Welcome to SevenForums and thanks for posting your initial impressions!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noxious View Post
- Later, the most spoken think that would give performance to your HDD, and will void its use and working all the time is disabling the windows search service, and un-checking indexing from C or D partition ( or the one you got OS installed). Without them HDD is no longer "in force"when nothing working and you will notice that it works better and giving noise only when you copy files or save something. This trick just works perfect.
As a suggestion, let the indexer do its thing. It'll only be relatively busy for a day or so, and then it'll stay in the background while making searches for content far faster. Otherwise, you gain more silence from the HDD during the first ~day of operation at the expense of perpetually slower searching.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noxious View Post
- Another thing, if you got valid license key, do the updates...
Everybody here has a valid license key, by definition. The forum rules specifically disallow any type of licensing trickery. The advice to do updates is, of course, very sound.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noxious View Post
However it gives you only 2 GB of ram for the programs, so if you run many programs in background it may be slown down ! And here is the x64 version, where fully 4gb ram is given to the software ( if you got pc like mine with 4 gb ram installed) ...
That's a misconception. The "2GB for the programs" is a per-process virtual memory limit. Since most processes don't go anywhere near "committing" their entire 2GB VM address space, the available RAM is split between the needs of the OS and the committed (filled in) portions of each process. Hence, it is entirely possible for >2GB and even >3GB of RAM (physical memory) to be assigned to various apps under 32-bit Windows.

Thanks again for taking the time to post
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27 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah actually Windows 7 32 bit registered 3.25 GB usable memory. I am not telling you that with 64bit speed is just faster but running 64bit applications on 64 bit OS and with 64 bit processor works double speed, I noticed that with my video editing software.

And about post from carnage017. I got 1-2 DVD's before I got this retail, both were 32/64bit packed, and got problems using them. My explorer freezes, during 15-20min work and when opening My computer it shows RPC Error and my pc stucked. Even some programs installer like Adobe Master collection don't worked, and I was so disappointed ( however with 32bit I don't got any kind of problems ). So I thing that it was some drivers incompatibility because with this version I noteced My Realtek HD audio menager icon into task menu.
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27 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
As a suggestion, let the indexer do its thing. It'll only be relatively busy for a day or so, and then it'll stay in the background while making searches for content far faster. Otherwise, you gain more silence from the HDD during the first ~day of operation at the expense of perpetually slower searching.
I am that kind of users that run searching of files 1-2 times per year, so i don't see any uses of this kind of service. For sure all others should use this service.

Thank's for your replies man =]
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27 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 64biy
 
 

i deleted vista and stayed only with 1 partition of data, and had the other for windows 7, and windows 7 64bit still didn't work, so windows 7 32bit did work, i cant get in os, stuck at loading screen of windows logo.
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carnage017 View Post
i deleted vista and stayed only with 1 partition of data, and had the other for windows 7, and windows 7 64bit still didn't work, so windows 7 32bit did work, i cant get in os, stuck at loading screen of windows logo.
i hope that you clean installed, here is the link :

Clean Install Windows 7

Also I would tell you that i got x64 problems in earlier versions of Windows7, and finaly now my x64 version works great. They were kind of 6.1. 7600. Is it retail, with valid license or ... ? If you got downloaded from somewhere be sure that they mey cause problems .
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