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Windows 7: Performance of win7 compared to Vista

24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
Performance of win7 compared to Vista

i found this highly worrying to be quite frank, ive been running Vista Ultimate 32x SP2 for a long time no problems atall including with performance.

over the weekend i VM'ed a win 7 machine through Vista using the same Laptop receorces and it ran ok.

I then thought i might aswell move onto win 7 as vista is no longer the main focus point of compatability

So i formatted my drive fully and installed win 7 ultimate 64x within 30mins.

This is whats getting me though its slower than Vista! startup and log in just takes an age and Idle is at 900Mb with no startup Apps apart from the AV and windows stuff thats essential to start up.

Any ideas as to why its so slow to start up and using so much RAM at IDLE?


Acer Aspire 5630
Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
1x 2GB DDR2 800Mhz
160GB Sata 5700RPM
256MB Intel GMA onboard Graphics

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86


Don't pay any attention to how much RAM is in use. Windows 7, by far, has the best memory management of all OS they've released for home use. Inexperienced users many times mistake RAM being used for something wrong. You have the memory so Windows takes advantage of it and actually uses it. Think of someone buying a brand new car but never driving it. What would be the sense?

As for your system being slow or whatnot, install the latest chipset and other motherboard drivers along with video card etc....whatever you can find.

If anything, you chose incorrectly by running x64 with only 2 GB RAM but it will run greatly for you anyhow. You may want to disable Windows Search service. Also, give the system a few days to tweak itself and then you'll see what you really have on your hands.

One more thing. You may want to get a better HDD that's at least 7200 RPM. It will do wonders for your boot time as well as normal usage too.
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