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Windows 7: XP mode INTERNET faster??

16 Aug 2009   #1
wildbilly

WINDOWS 7 64-bit Ultimte
 
 
XP mode INTERNET faster??

I noticed today that my download speeds went for 1.08 mb/s to 1.34 mb/s when I am in xp mode.


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16 Aug 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That's possible for many reasons.

Firstly, on XP you have less traffic-intesive services running.. IPv4 on XP, while IPv4/6 on Win7. Homegroup polling on Win7, but the verly likely culprit is better driver support for your NIC on XP.

Btw, why so bold?
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16 Aug 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Also in XPM, you have much less running services and applications. Virtualised OSs are bare minimum to get things running.
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16 Aug 2009   #4
wildbilly

WINDOWS 7 64-bit Ultimte
 
 

interesting....makes sense though, thanks guys!

Not sure why I went bold....
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17 Aug 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Just by comparison, currently in Win7 I have 64 processes running, whereas in windows 2000 in virtualbox theres only 20.
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17 Aug 2009   #6
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

I tweaked the hell out of W2K back in the days before nLite n stuff. 10 processes. Look at the thread count...99

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18 Aug 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

lol mine has 240 threads!
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18 Aug 2009   #8
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildbilly View Post
I noticed today that my download speeds went for 1.08 mb/s to 1.34 mb/s when I am in xp mode.
Disable ip6 in Win7 if you don't need it. Gave me about 10% boost.

Kari
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