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Windows 7: Windows 7 is VERY slow at copying files compared to XP

15 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 64

For the dvd read fuctions I deleted the registry keys for Upper and Lower filters. Able to read Dvd files now. Not sure if this was modified by updates. I could burn a dvd -R +R on XP or Win 7. Navigate the directory down until I had to open one with several files. At that point the drive would whir and churn and nothing else in win7 and vista. Ran fine in xp. Delete the keys on an HP pro 6000 all in one win 7 x64, same OS on a Dell 780, also deleted on inspiron 1521 vista home all three can read the files in the folder . Will check DMA.
My primary issues are the transfer latencies and inabilty of windows search to find files. These issues are bad.

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01 Jan 2013   #12

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rreed87139 View Post
Windows 7 has some kind of problem. Most likely related to the fact that they jambed that worthless windows desktop search into the OS. You want to make XP act like windows 7 install the desktop search and you'll likely have the same problem. I just don't get why Microsoft takes broken items that people continuously disable because they don't work, like using word as an email editor and desktop search, and force it into the application.
I can use the same software and XP can write to disk, to network drives, cd/dvd roms, and removable USB drives at least 1.5 times faster every time. The throughput is nearly triple on the network for XP and that is after the registry hacks, indexing changes, search changes, a disk defrag and any other mod you can do to speed it up.
I'm talking about 64 bit Operating System passing data though a 1333MHz bus vs 800MHz XP (32bit), running two processors 500MHz faster each than on XP, with more than double the RAM, at full power settings, and with all drives running Higher RPM and capable of faster write speeds that is performs at 60% of its predecessors speed. If I dumped a handful of metal shavings on the motherboard and spilled some coffee on it that would be acceptable. However this is a problem and I see it all day long on HP and Dell desktops and laptops. There is something seriously wrong with windows 7. Even the search features are a fail. Please don't try to tell me I don't have it configured right because I know better.
I just burned two identical data DVDs. One on burned w/ XP Roxio 10 and one w/ Win 7 Roxio 10. Windows Seven can't open the subfolders, Vista home premium also has issues. It might after tem minutes. If it does open and you leave the disk in from that point forward the folders will open just as quickly as they did the first time on xp. Take the disk out and youll start all over. If you can even open the disk. Put it in XP spins up and 13-30 seconds to open the disk folders max. Doesn't matter which machine created the disk windows 7 and vista both have problems reading the files (not the tile structure), you can drill into the tree quickly, but as soon as a folder has a couple thousand pdfs, plain text, or other files win 7 chokes. I can duplicate that when opening lan folders too.
This issue is non existant on all xp terminals.
So I either have 35 win 7 pc's from different manufacturers that are all having various driver issues or win 7 is problematic.
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01 Jan 2013   #13


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02 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

I agree , Windows 7 copies any file like lightning on all my pcs, big or small.
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02 Jan 2013   #15

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

You found other guys that had the same hardware issue (and bitch about the search function when it is a few km above XP's and this guy probably just does not know how to use it). Now what?

You want all of us bench-marking our DVD reading speeds with screenshots to prove you wrong?
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02 Jan 2013   #16

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit

Your last firmware upload was 5 years ago > 1.22
Try updating it.

(Watch out cos some recent idiotic Pioneer firmware tells you to reboot whilst its still loading - always wait until a new message comes up on screen saying finished etc)

Make treble sure it is correct model first
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