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Windows 7: Vista to Windows 7

23 Oct 2009   #1
steve208

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Vista to Windows 7

Hi

Has anybody upgraded from vista to 7 & is it worth it, I'm v tired of the vista slowness. I use briefcase to keep a set of documents upto date between my home comp & my laptop. when i open the briefcase on my laptop to work on a document it takes 12 minutes to open the file so i can use a document, this is v annoying. Will 7 be quicker than vista. I use a acer 2930 with 2.0 core 2 duo, 2 gig memeory so its not an old system


Thanks


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23 Oct 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Steve, I Beta tested Windows7 on my Vista Ultimate computer. I had no problems with the Beta or RC versions. I now have Windows7 RTM running full time on this computer and still no problems! I did a clean install ...
I have more ram than you do tho'
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23 Oct 2009   #3
steve208

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi

Thanks for the reply, does 7 run quicker than vista in opening files & folders etc

Thanks steve208
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23 Oct 2009   #4
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 is on par with Windows XP (if not better) when it comes to speed and performance as long as you're on hardware capable of running it.
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23 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve208 View Post
Hi

Has anybody upgraded from vista to 7 & is it worth it, I'm v tired of the vista slowness. I use briefcase to keep a set of documents upto date between my home comp & my laptop. when i open the briefcase on my laptop to work on a document it takes 12 minutes to open the file so i can use a document, this is v annoying. Will 7 be quicker than vista. I use a acer 2930 with 2.0 core 2 duo, 2 gig memeory so its not an old system


Thanks
Steve

Yes, and yes. It boots faster, opens office faster, uses less resources, and is rock solid. Think I like it <g>
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23 Oct 2009   #6
Kosmo

7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Windows 7 is much faster at deleting large amount of files off hard drives from my experiences even with the earlier beta versions. Vista would sit there and chug away like it was pull a 2 ton bowling ball behind it.
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23 Oct 2009   #7
steve208

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have read on other threads that 7 is quicker at start up & shut down, but is it quicker at opening folders, as 12 minutes to open my briefcase folder is ridiculous, & v v v annoying my main reason for upgrading would be to speed up thinks like folder opening.

Thanks steve208
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23 Oct 2009   #8
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve208 View Post
I have read on other threads that 7 is quicker at start up & shut down, but is it quicker at opening folders, as 12 minutes to open my briefcase folder is ridiculous, & v v v annoying my main reason for upgrading would be to speed up thinks like folder opening.

Thanks steve208

I am sure my win7 is quicker, but still a lot is dependent on CPU & Ram speed & size !


" Doc "
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23 Oct 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve208 View Post
I have read on other threads that 7 is quicker at start up & shut down, but is it quicker at opening folders, as 12 minutes to open my briefcase folder is ridiculous, & v v v annoying my main reason for upgrading would be to speed up thinks like folder opening.

Thanks steve208
Yes its faster, and you can make it faster still by configuring the search/index


Ken
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23 Oct 2009   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve208 View Post
I have read on other threads that 7 is quicker at start up & shut down, but is it quicker at opening folders, as 12 minutes to open my briefcase folder is ridiculous, & v v v annoying my main reason for upgrading would be to speed up thinks like folder opening.

Thanks steve208
Are you running Windows Defender? It sounds like you might possibly have an application that wants to inspect your briefcase before opening it. Is your 'briefcase' on your desktop, or in a sub-folder?
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