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Windows 7: Move an XP file in NTFS to Win7 NTFS is very slowed down on computer

13 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Move an XP file in NTFS to Win7 NTFS is very slowed down on computer

I am setting up a Win7 install using a 'scratch disk which formatted and has the operating system.

My media files are on older XP machine. The file transfer should be speedy on the
same computer but it is very slow.

Is there an instruction needed to 'pass through' more efficiently?

Example: 1 Gb file is taking 16 minutes or longer and a simple program folder of a small program will take 4 mins. It seems to be crawling.

Is there some difference between NTFS on XP and Win7?

If I have overlooked a previous answer, apologies.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

What is the transfer medium? A network? Null cable? You don'tgive enough info to tell what you are doing other than that you are copying from XP to W7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Your Specs.

Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number custom
OS Windows 7 x64 Ultimate also use XP
CPU AMD Athlon x2
Motherboard Biostar MCP6PB M2+
Memory 2 GB
With those system specs their is no speed compared to todays standards. We are looking at a very old system.

I'm not understanding why someone would install Windows 7/64 on a system with only 2 gigs of ram.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

System under discussion

AMD Athlon II x3 450 Regor 3.2 Ghz
MSI 880GM-E41 mainboard
Kingston DDR3 Hyperx/fb 2x2Gb
Western Digital 1 Tb (source)
old Seagate 320 16 mb cache (target)
Logisys 480w Power supply
USB mouse
corded keyboard
using onboard video by ATI

Review these changes which I made to update your record/my profile
Everything on here should be accurate.

The old Seagate 320 drive is giving 'clicks' and that's why I use it as a scratch drive.

That could be the reason. I may have to do something else and reinstall. My goal was to
have a small setup and then transfer the larger files temporarily in the interim until my new WD arrives.

If the question was stated poorly it's my fault.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

A hard drive clicking is a good sign that it is failing and needs to be replaced. When a drive fails a read or write operation it will be retried a number of times and this can seriously degrade performance, until it fails completely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Move an XP file in NTFS to Win7 NTFS is very slowed down on computer

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