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Windows 7: Making my Win7 really fast

08 Oct 2010   #1
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Making my Win7 really fast

Look I got 4GB of ram and I use win7 Pro 64bit.
I'd like to make it fast!
So I just installed the OS and my anti virus is Avira since it's awesome and takes little space.

Also I set Windows Classic as my theme which means now my WIN7 looks like Win XP.
Is that even gives anything?

anyways... I'd like to get tips.
thanks

Ohh and which one is better? Pro or Ultimate.


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08 Oct 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome BDani,

Pro & Ultimate are very similar. I have computers running both & they do most everything I want to do.

If you fill in your computer specs, it will help us to analyze your hardware for improvements.


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08 Oct 2010   #3
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hey
thanks for the quick reply.
ummm where should I fill my specs?
I mean... I can't see the link :P
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08 Oct 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Click on My System Specs in lower left corner, then Update Your System Specs


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08 Oct 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

1. Avira has lost favor and apparently has been deemed resource heavy lately. it used to be the "free darling" but MSE has surpassed it by a mile.

2. Despite what you might think, switching to the classic theme isn't a given. Leaving Aero enabled, assuming you any kind of decent graphics card, will offload the graphics work in Windows to the video card, leaving the CPU free to work on other things. This is one reason why system specs are important.

3. Pro and Ultimate aren't comparable in terms of which one is better. There's little difference between them, aside from the price, so look at those differences. Chances are, if you have to ask, you don't need them and would be fine with Pro, or even Home Premium if you don't plan to be on a domain.
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08 Oct 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you look at the top of each page there's a 'User CP' link, just click that then you'll get all the options you can change down the left hand side. 1 of which is the User Specs
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08 Oct 2010   #7
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

updated my specs
Ohhh and DeaconFrost thanks for the comment.
So should I delete Avira and install MSE?
It's just the I checked at av comparatives and Avira did well there
according to their tests
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08 Oct 2010   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
updated my specs
Ohhh and DeaconFrost thanks for the comment.
So should I delete Avira and install MSE?
It's just the I checked at av comparatives and Avira did well there
according to their tests
Not to take over from DF but i'm a user of MSE and have been since it's release. It's one of the better 1's as most 'free' AV software don't give full protection
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08 Oct 2010   #9
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Ummm ok I'll give MSE a try.

Ohh and I updated my system spec's any ideas about how I can improve my memory usage or make my PC faster?
I am looking at my task manager and CPU Usage is pretty high...
Also it sais I have only 2GB RAM available... well actually 2.8-2.9 But I dont get it.. where do 1GB's of RAM go?!
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08 Oct 2010   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If your CPU usages is high, look in Task manager to see what is using those resources. Your memory usage should be "high", mainly because Windows 7 will be preloading commonly used apps and running some optimizations tasks in the background...this is a good thing, especially if your system was recently installed.

As for your RAM available, where are you seeing this...in your system properties, or in a monitor somewhere?
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