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Windows 7: I am surprised at (lack of) speed

21 Nov 2009   #11
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

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Your system has a problem and windows7 is not running normally for you at this point.

One problem with win7 is you can have driver issues yet device manager looks normal
Can you explain what the last statement means?
I assume drivers can be causing instability, yet show no warnings in device manager.
yes that's what I meant


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22 Nov 2009   #12
dave1812

Win7
 
 

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Up to now everyone has been marveling at how much quicker 7 is than Vista. I installed the Windows 7 Professional version clean (because it wouldn't let me upgrade Vista Home Premium 64) and then reinstalled most of my programs. What I immediately noticed is slower boot; slower program execution; periodic pauses in operation; and a general feeling I am swimming through molasses. Without overstating the case I do say that Windows 7 is anecdotaly slower than my Vista Home premium was. Enough so that I would take it back and reinstall Vista if my package wasn't opened and unreturnable. Anyone else have a comment.
I'm one who finds 7 faster than Vista. I wouldn't even DREAM of installing Vista on my netbook, but 7 works admirably well on it, as it does on my laptop and desktop PC's. From here, I have no clue why your 7 installation is slow, but surely you are aware that's not the norm.
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22 Nov 2009   #13
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Use the guide in my sig if you reinstall - otherwise post a screenshot of your installed programs and the startup tab from msconfig. Search for snip in the start menu. This could be a driver issue - update BIOS, chipset, Ethernet+Wireless, sound and gpu. Use driver sweeper for some of them - sound and gpu.
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22 Nov 2009   #14
thefeck

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Thanks for the help

Thanks to each of you for your suggestions. I started checking drivers. First here is the HP Desktop I have:

HP9450f with 8 gigs of memory, 750 gigabyte hard drive 0 and 500 GB hard drive 1, Optiarc all purpose CD/DVD player/writer, Nvidia 9800 GT video card, 64 bit CPU Intel Core 2, Quad 2.5 GHz.

Can't figure out what drivers should be installed, but no errors show on the Device Manager. I do notice that a number of drivers like the HD and CD/DVD are dated 2006, which seems way too old for Windows 7, but they came off the Windows 7 disk, because I did a clean install of Windows 7.

My boot time is 1:58. Is that reasonable?

Thanks.
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22 Nov 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefeck View Post
Thanks to each of you for your suggestions. I started checking drivers. First here is the HP Desktop I have:

HP9450f with 8 gigs of memory, 750 gigabyte hard drive 0 and 500 GB hard drive 1, Optiarc all purpose CD/DVD player/writer, Nvidia 9800 GT video card, 64 bit CPU Intel Core 2, Quad 2.5 GHz.

Can't figure out what drivers should be installed, but no errors show on the Device Manager. I do notice that a number of drivers like the HD and CD/DVD are dated 2006, which seems way too old for Windows 7, but they came off the Windows 7 disk, because I did a clean install of Windows 7.

My boot time is 1:58. Is that reasonable?

Thanks.
That is indeed normal and reasonable. I believe mine is around that time as well.

Is the sluggishness gone?

~Lordbob
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22 Nov 2009   #16
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

HPs are naturally sluggish and slow out of the box. He probably has a recovery partition that was left over from his vista install or bought an upgrade from HP and his PC is swimming with crap ware.

Get a retail disk and do a clean install and be sure to zap that restore partition.

NO HP CRAPWARE!

Then you should be fine.
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22 Nov 2009   #17
rhuds13

W7 Prem 64 on Dell, Home Build W7 Pro 64 1drv, XP Pro 1 drv
 
 

Maybe try updating your INF files. Try here:http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear....aspx?lang=eng
After doing the update you may find system quicker. Hope this helps
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22 Nov 2009   #18
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefeck View Post
Thanks to each of you for your suggestions. I started checking drivers. First here is the HP Desktop I have:

HP9450f with 8 gigs of memory, 750 gigabyte hard drive 0 and 500 GB hard drive 1, Optiarc all purpose CD/DVD player/writer, Nvidia 9800 GT video card, 64 bit CPU Intel Core 2, Quad 2.5 GHz.

Can't figure out what drivers should be installed, but no errors show on the Device Manager. I do notice that a number of drivers like the HD and CD/DVD are dated 2006, which seems way too old for Windows 7, but they came off the Windows 7 disk, because I did a clean install of Windows 7.

My boot time is 1:58. Is that reasonable?

Thanks.
2 minutes is quite slow. I have a 5+ year old HP Pavilon with 1 GB RAM and it shuts down in 12 seconds and starts from a cold boot in 48 seconds. My laptop and netbook has somewhat similar times.

for grins I just timed my Acer Netbook and it took 17 seconds to shut down, and 53 seconds to start up. It's a 1GB Aspire One (AOA-150)
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22 Nov 2009   #19
Carbon6

Win7 Ultimate x64 7601
 
 

I just felt like chipping in when i read this, 2 mins? i fired vista x64 sp2 because it was taking over a minute to boot, and 7 boots in about 40 seconds... imho, 2 mins is far too long...

Also, i do feel that apps take a little longer to load on 7 than vista, i am under the impression that although vista seemed like a ram hog, at least it seems prefetch on vista did a better job of filling that ram with useful data than 7 does.
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23 Nov 2009   #20
Kosta

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where does it hang how long? It's impossible to say what the problem is if we don't know how long each part needs.
For instance:
1) Time from button push till first Windows logo
2) Time from logo to login screen (do you type in the password or have automatical password-less login?)
3) Time from press enter @ login screen until you see the desktop

2mins is way too long. Also be sure to set a picture for your background, NOT solid color, there is a bug with that concerning boot time.
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