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Windows 7: Changing to Windows 7 caused problems, need help


28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Changing to Windows 7 caused problems, need help

Hello

I was running Windows XP on my PC (see general specifications in my profile) for more than 3 years without any problems. Then I read all the good feedbacks regarding Windows 7 and I said it's time for a change despite that I usually don't change things that serve me well.

Anyways, I inserted the Windows 7 Ultimate DVD and I chose to format my disk. What surprised me was that it formated it in 1 minute instead of 1 hour what formating took before the XP installation....so it probably only deleted all the files?I didn't bother with that as installation ran smoothly and I started using Wins 7 just fine. But soon after that I started realizing some problems which are still present and I completely gave up solving them as I couldn't find a solution yet.

I realized the following problems:
1. Sound: I have 4+1 Creative speakers system and using Windows 7, I am only able to hear the front speakers while rear speakers are either not working at all or have a completely crappy, low-quality sound (depends on what Realtek driver I installed). Woofer is working fine. I have problems with finding a propper driver for my ASUS A8NE-FM motherboard which includes a sound card. I can't find any drivers for it on the internet and of course XP drivers from original CD don't work.

2. PC slows down: PC works fine and fast at the beginning and it slows down after using it for some time. I assume this problem is related to the first one as PC seems to work fine until I start a sound or video application. For example, not only that videos on Youtube and other web sites are running slow and interrupting, it also slows down the whole PC, especially mouse scrolling which gets a really annoying lag. But I am still not sure that sound or video are causing this.


Only two problems, but big ones as I can't use my PC for even a fraction of things I used it when I still had Windows XP installed on it. I really hope that you'll be able to help me otherwise I will have to change back to XP or only use my laptop.
My PC specifications:
- Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600)
- 2,00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
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Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. A8NE-FM 1.00
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1536 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
-
NTFS on drive 0 203,9 GB
-
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Thanks for your help in advance!


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28 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you do the Windows 7 Evaluation test first to see if your computer was compatable? Are all your drivers installed properly (video card+sound card)? You did a clean installation?
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28 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I did and it reported that my system is compatable.
I did a clean installation but as I've said, Windows 7 installation process led me to a disk format which took only 1 minute which is strange.
Sound card is on motherboard, so I tried various Realtek drivers and all of them without luck.
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28 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Virenque View Post
I did and it reported that my system is compatable.
I did a clean installation but as I've said, Windows 7 installation process led me to a disk format which took only 1 minute which is strange.
Sound card is on motherboard, so I tried various Realtek drivers and all of them without luck.
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When you do a Quick Format it's, well, quick because Windows just erases the information record. I haven't experienced that this contributes to problems compared with a full format. Regarding your speakers are you seeing an option in the Sound section of the Control Panel for a 4.1 setup? Are you seeing any problems in the Device Manager (yellow exclamation marks or question marks)?
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28 Feb 2010   #5

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Virenque View Post
Hello

I was running Windows XP on my PC (see general specifications in my profile) for more than 3 years without any problems. Then I read all the good feedbacks regarding Windows 7 and I said it's time for a change despite that I usually don't change things that serve me well.

Anyways, I inserted the Windows 7 Ultimate DVD and I chose to format my disk. What surprised me was that it formated it in 1 minute instead of 1 hour what formating took before the XP installation....so it probably only deleted all the files?I didn't bother with that as installation ran smoothly and I started using Wins 7 just fine. But soon after that I started realizing some problems which are still present and I completely gave up solving them as I couldn't find a solution yet.

I realized the following problems:
1. Sound: I have 4+1 Creative speakers system and using Windows 7, I am only able to hear the front speakers while rear speakers are either not working at all or have a completely crappy, low-quality sound (depends on what Realtek driver I installed). Woofer is working fine. I have problems with finding a propper driver for my ASUS A8NE-FM motherboard which includes a sound card. I can't find any drivers for it on the internet and of course XP drivers from original CD don't work.

2. PC slows down: PC works fine and fast at the beginning and it slows down after using it for some time. I assume this problem is related to the first one as PC seems to work fine until I start a sound or video application. For example, not only that videos on Youtube and other web sites are running slow and interrupting, it also slows down the whole PC, especially mouse scrolling which gets a really annoying lag. But I am still not sure that sound or video are causing this.


Only two problems, but big ones as I can't use my PC for even a fraction of things I used it when I still had Windows XP installed on it. I really hope that you'll be able to help me otherwise I will have to change back to XP or only use my laptop.
My PC specifications:
- Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600)
- 2,00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
-
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. A8NE-FM 1.00
-
1536 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
-
NTFS on drive 0 203,9 GB
-
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Thanks for your help in advance!
Quote:
The "ASUS" A8NE FM OEM is NOT specifically an ASUS mobo but a board for Fujitsu Siemens!
Don't worry about quick format - it's just the same.
When you installed WIN 7 - did you keep updating off the internet until all your drivers were found/downloaded?

If you added any drivers from your old Fujitsu/Motherboard CD - the older drivers can cause glitches/crashes and "slow-downs" like you are experiencing.

Also download and update DIRECTX from Microsoft website
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime
and of course apply latest graphic drivers from Nvidia website.

Fujitsu website may have WIN 7 'solutions' for motherboard chipset/sound etc

You really need 2gb RAM in your pc to speed up things also minimum 256mb graphic card.

I still run on old socket A boards and WIN 7 is about same speed as XP.
Compatability with older progs/games is another thing which is why I still run an XP system too!

Graphic card score = 6.7+6.7
Sata non-raid Hard drive = 6.0
pc3200 memory = 4.5
CPU 3000+ Barton = 3.4
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