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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 slower than x86

04 Feb 2009   #1
recon731

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows 7 x64 slower than x86

So I had Windows 7 32bit running in a partition on my desktop, and found I never booted into Vista. Combined with the fact that my desktop is gaming only, and all my work is done on my Macbook Pro. I wiped my old Vista x64 install and put Windows 7 x64 on it.

Windows 7 x64 seems to be running quite a bit slower than x86 was running.

Anyone else ever come across this?


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04 Feb 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How much memory do you have? It will run better with at least 8gb of memory.
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04 Feb 2009   #3
recon731

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have 4, and was going to put 4 more in this weekend. I was just baffled that x64 was very noticeably slower the x86.
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04 Feb 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, I have 7 64 with 4 gb and Vista 32 bit, I had 7 32 bit too. I don't really notice any slowness but if you just installed it like yesterday, it may be kind of unresponsive at first because of Superfetch and all that but should start speeding up over time.
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04 Feb 2009   #5
error

win7 Pro
 
 

I'm running x64 win7 and I find it at least as fast, if not faster, than x64 vista, and I have 4 gig of ram
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04 Feb 2009   #6
LordTakyon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Win 732 bit is significantly faster than Vista 32bit for me, even after extensive tweaking of Vista.

I am lucky enough to be in a position to pass comment, like a noob I stuck Win 7 32 on initially and used it for almost a week before putting 64 bit on it instead. Win 7 64 is considerably faster than 32, and absolutely blows Vista out of the water.
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04 Feb 2009   #7
timz84

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I ordered a new cpu and 4 gigs of ram and was thinking i was going to upgrade[?] from 32bit win7 to 64bit win7, so will it keep all my files and things where i have them, or do i need to reincorporate them after the install?
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04 Feb 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You will need to do a fresh install as you can't upgrade from x86 to x64, all your programs will need to be reinstalled and any documents or settings can be transferred using Windows Easy Transfer shown here.


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04 Feb 2009   #9
timz84

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok thx that is what i thought i would have to do
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04 Feb 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

ROTFLMAO, thanks Mark!
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