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Windows 7: Just got back from updating Vista Ultimate to SP2...

05 Jul 2009   #1
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Just got back from updating Vista Ultimate to SP2...

Now I really appreciate W7U that much more because it puts Vista to shame!!!
Vista is SO SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW it's not funny!!! Takes forever (seems that way after W7U!) to bootup or shutdown or install a program or anything!!!

I couldn't wait to get it updated & make my backup image of it so I could come back to 7!
Now I "Officially" HATE Vista Ultimate!!!


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05 Jul 2009   #2
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Watch Out ...The Muff1n Mans Gone Loco!
Armed and at the Ready

I hear ya, I haven't booted in to xp or vista in weeks. In fact I reinstalled both on a new drive and thats as far as I got. No service packs, drivers, nothing, not even activated.

Have no desire to do so either. lol

Seven's a breeze to get up and running compared to what is needed for xp & vista.
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05 Jul 2009   #3
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

weird, i yet have to find the difference between the 2.
My double boot has equal setup's, same app's same background services.

Boots the same speed, comes out of sleep on both under 1 second.

I really honestly tried to find a real difference, and all i found was a slightly diminished footprint (about 100 mb) and a minor drop in idle processor load in 7.
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05 Jul 2009   #4
DocBrown

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

My one lonely Vista computer has 18 months of dust covering it. No desire to turn it on. Building a new AMD x64 box today for Win7

" Doc "
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05 Jul 2009   #5
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

win 7 is much much better than vista&xp now and we aint even had RTM yet he he
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05 Jul 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No practical difference between clean install Vista SP2 and 7 for me.

It took Vista a few startups to get boot up to speed after installing - it boots faster than 7 now.

If you don't boot into it for awhile - it will seem sluggish at first as it does it's housekeeping.

After that it will fly - if you have the same in startup, Task scheduler, same installed apps. , same background services as you do in 7.

Like with like - no difference in responsivenes or performance on my system.
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05 Jul 2009   #7
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
No practical difference between clean install Vista SP2 and 7 for me.

It took Vista a few startups to get boot up to speed after installing - it boots faster than 7 now.

If you don't boot into it for awhile - it will seem sluggish at first as it does it's housekeeping.

After that it will fly - if you have the same in startup, Task scheduler, same installed apps. , same background services as you do in 7.

Like with like - no difference in responsivenes or performance on my system.
I DO have all the same programs installed as on 7 & on my system there's a HUGE diff in speed, OS size, OS resource usage & memory usage!
W7 is blazing fast & Vista is Snail Slow!
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05 Jul 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Well, I wonder why that is.
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05 Jul 2009   #9
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Well, I wonder why that is.
I cannot explain Petrosa's results, but looking at your specs SIW2 have you considered upgrading your memory to 4GB+?

It does make a difference...
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05 Jul 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

My results are not dissimilar from Petrosa's - and I am using 2gb, so I don't think having large amounts of Ram is responsible for those results.

Thought about adding some Ram - never got round to it. Works very well as it is. It is also handy in cases like - see my first sentence.

I think Petrosa explained it - he has a good machine - so Vista is in it's element. And he was comparing like with like install and setups of the 2 o/s.

I have a similar experience ( despite only having 2gb of Ram ).

Most people are not doing that it seems.
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