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Windows 7: 7 faster than vista? - a tiny bit maybe

02 Oct 2009   #1
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
7 faster than vista? - a tiny bit maybe

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Whether Windows 7 will start faster than Vista for you will likely depend on your particular computer's setup...

At best, your laptop will gain a few extra minutes of run time; at worst, the battery life will be about the same as it was under Windows Vista...

however: Windows 7 is consistently slower than Vista at launching applications...

To say that such results are too close to call would be an understatement: The difference between the two is so minor that you likely wouldn't notice it even if you had the OSs running side-by-side on identical hardware...

Overall, Windows 7's performance improvement over Windows Vista is slight.

Even so, the most important part of our conclusion stands: Windows 7 is faster than Windows Vista. In a world where upgrades are often performance downgrades, this may be the biggest Windows 7 feature of all.
Windows 7 Performance Tests - PC World


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02 Oct 2009   #2
Snufffed

 

[QUOTE=SIW2] Whether Windows 7 will start faster than Vista for you will likely depend on your particular computer's setup...In 99.7% of all setups Win7 is FASTER than VISTA. Plus Win7 will run on systems that Vista will not evern Install ON>

At best, your laptop will gain a few extra minutes of run time;(WOW a FEW extra Minutes- That is what we want- RIGHT) at worst, the battery life will be about the same as it was under Windows Vista...(WOW, no way I find several minutes more... in every case - tested on at lest 12 different Laptops)

however: Windows 7 is consistently slower than Vista at launching applications...(Wow, This I find is 100% false... Win 7 has bet Vista and XP in every - configuration.)

To say that such results are too close to call would be an understatement: The difference between the two is so minor that you likely wouldn't notice it even if you had the OSs running side-by-side on identical hardware...(Yikes, gads I have found this statement - 110% wrong. I have tested Win7 on many different New and Old systems that Windows Vista and Windows XP - Windows 2000, will not evern install on. CLOSE not even. Win7 hands down no Question.... )

Overall, Windows 7's performance improvement over Windows Vista is slight.(Far better performance... Win7 works when Vista will not install, How can that even be compared.)

Even so, the most important part of our conclusion stands: Windows 7 is faster than Windows Vista. In a world where upgrades are often performance downgrades, this may be the biggest Windows 7 feature of all. This statement is 100% TRUE...

I also feel that 99.9% of all Magazines are what you want to hear, 1st they are paid so show something that makes a Brand or special Program SELL, open a different mag and WOW almost totally different specs-brand and programs used.


Windows 7 Performance Tests - PC World
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02 Oct 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I disagree totally with Snuffy.

The article tallies completely with my experience.

The author is brave to go against the wild hysteria surrounding 7 - that is the opposite of what most people want to hear.

He is bound to get a lot of criticism.

All credit to them for publishing exactly what they found.
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02 Oct 2009   #4
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Windows 7 is faster than Vista in every department if you ask me. Plus it's way better designed too.
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02 Oct 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When Vista was launched (Febr.07), most systems were still sold with 1GB of RAM. For XP users, that appeared to be a BIG system. But as we all know by now, Vista performance with 1GB of RAM is pretty dismal. This is completely different on todays systems which come with 3 or 4GBs for 32bit or 6 to 12GBs for 64bit. With such generous availability of RAM, both Vista and Win7 run very well. The advantage of Win7 is where you have less RAM. I was able to run Win7 in 1GB with excellent performance (and I read that other people had a similar experience).
But the real performance boost for Win7 will come from the SSDs. I run one test system with an OCZ Vertex and that performs in a way that was never seen before.
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02 Oct 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks whs,

A sensible and well considered post.
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02 Oct 2009   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Windows 7 is faster than Vista in every department if you ask me. Plus it's way better designed too.
As a former large systems operating systems architect I would be interested to understand how you concluded that Win7 is better designed than Vista. What are your measuring criteria?
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02 Oct 2009   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks whs,

A sensible and well considered post.

I appreciate your comment. Thanks.
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02 Oct 2009   #9
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Windows 7 is faster than Vista in every department if you ask me. Plus it's way better designed too.
As a former large systems operating systems architect I would be interested to understand how you concluded that Win7 is better designed than Vista. What are your measuring criteria?
The new GUI and other features.
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02 Oct 2009   #10
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

For gaming, 7 pwns.
I get 10-30 more FPS in an online game of COD4 compared to vista.
Not only that, but im using the latest vista drivers on Windows 7 and it works perfectly.
Security is about the same, both support ESET Smart security so it really doesnt bother me.
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