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Windows 7: Windows seven is running like a charm

13 Dec 2009   #1
Stevo

win7 pro
 
 
Windows seven is running like a charm

I did an upgrade from 32bit xp to win7pro and I have to say it is outstanding. Although I am still running 32bit I have absolutely no problems. The performance I unleashed with my new MoBo and CPU is incredible. I went from a 5mb/s internet connection to a 20mb/s connection. Being an older fella (59) and never having any formal training in computers it took about a week to get used to this OS. My biggest problem is I like to tinker and tweak lol. I have refrained from this urge so far. I have a few devices that are still in generic listings but only need to find drivers for them to access addons. XP mode was very helpful and thank you for the instructions I got here to install it.

Here is a spec sheet on my system. Is there anything you would change. I am open to all suggestions.

Thanks Steve


Operating System System ModelWindows 7 Professional (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
No details availableProcessor a Main Circuit Board b3.00 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 940
512 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A78-T Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MS1C8CBKA701889
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1303 07/15/2009
Drives Memory Modules c,d200.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
42.54 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD-ROM TS-H192C ATA Device
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552L ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

HP PSC 1610 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Maxtor 6L200M0 [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n L40RR7KG, rev BANC1G10, SMART Status: Healthy
3328 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_A1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM_A2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_B2' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0)191.44 GB41.60 GB freed: (FAT32 on drive 0)8.60 GB944 MB free Network Drives None detectedUsers (mouse over user name for details) Printerslocal user accountslast logon[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Dad12/13/2009 9:19:24 PM(admin)[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] mom and kids12/13/2009 9:00:21 PMlocal system accounts[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Administrator7/14/2009 12:53:58 AM(admin)[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Guestnever[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] HomeGroupUser$never
[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Marks a disabled account; [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/lock.gif[/IMG] Marks a locked account
HP psc 1600 serieson USB001Microsoft Shared Fax Driveron SHRFAX:Microsoft XPS Document Writeron XPSPort:Controllers DisplayStandard floppy disk controller
ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (2x)
ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (2x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series [Display adapter]
HP f1905 [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n CNC5510MPS, December 2005)
Bus Adapters MultimediaStandard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller (2x)
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (5x)
ATI High Definition Audio Device
High Definition Audio Device
Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group PoliciesMcAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99 Realtime File Scanning On None discoveredCommunications Other DevicesMarvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller primary Auto IP Address: 68.39.114.107 / 23Gateway: 68.39.114.1Dhcp Server: 68.87.64.13Physical Address: 00:24:8C:08:71:2AMicrosoft 6to4 AdapterMicrosoft ISATAP AdapterTeredo Tunneling Pseudo-InterfaceNetworking Dns Servers: 68.87.64.150
68.87.75.198
LSI 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device (2x)
HID-compliant device (4x)
USB Input Device (5x)
HP psc 1600
HID Keyboard Device (2x)
HID-compliant mouse
Logitech GamePanel Devices (Mono)
Logitech GamePanel Devices (QVGA)
Generic USB Hub
HP PSC 1600 Series (DOT4USB)
USB Composite Device (3x)
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (7x)
USB Virtualization Connector Driver
Generic volume shadow copy
G:\



My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I see nothing that I would change, but allow me to give you a recomendation. If you love to tinker with your computer, make a system image now. Put it on an external hard drive. Every time that you make a change, and it works great, replace the prior system image with a new updated one. The benefit: you will never have to return to this site with the statement, I tweaked my computer now I have a problem. In that situation all you will have to do is replace the problem with the prior image, that was working great.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

I would swap McAfee for Avast free home, the lightest weight least intrusive AV. With Win7 Firewall and default Windows Defender, it works perfectly with very little resource hit.

I made lots of tweaks in XP/Vista as well but have found that none are needed in Win7, just normal settings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'd use 64-bit - x86 is obsolete. Make sure your drivers are updated too - you can use the guide in my sig and also check device manager for any unknown hardware, right click select update online or check for a driver in Windows driver store.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
I did an upgrade from 32bit xp to win7pro and I have to say it is outstanding. Although I am still running 32bit I have absolutely no problems. The performance I unleashed with my new MoBo and CPU is incredible. I went from a 5mb/s internet connection to a 20mb/s connection. Being an older fella (59) and never having any formal training in computers it took about a week to get used to this OS. My biggest problem is I like to tinker and tweak lol. I have refrained from this urge so far. I have a few devices that are still in generic listings but only need to find drivers for them to access addons. XP mode was very helpful and thank you for the instructions I got here to install it.

Here is a spec sheet on my system. Is there anything you would change. I am open to all suggestions.

Thanks Steve


Operating System System ModelWindows 7 Professional (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
No details availableProcessor a Main Circuit Board b3.00 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 940
512 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A78-T Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MS1C8CBKA701889
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1303 07/15/2009
Drives Memory Modules c,d200.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
42.54 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD-ROM TS-H192C ATA Device
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552L ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

HP PSC 1610 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Maxtor 6L200M0 [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n L40RR7KG, rev BANC1G10, SMART Status: Healthy
3328 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_A1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'DIMM_A2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_B2' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0)191.44 GB41.60 GB freed: (FAT32 on drive 0)8.60 GB944 MB free Network Drives None detectedUsers (mouse over user name for details) Printerslocal user accountslast logon[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Dad12/13/2009 9:19:24 PM(admin)[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] mom and kids12/13/2009 9:00:21 PMlocal system accounts[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Administrator7/14/2009 12:53:58 AM(admin)[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Guestnever[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] HomeGroupUser$never
[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Marks a disabled account; [IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/lock.gif[/IMG] Marks a locked account
HP psc 1600 serieson USB001Microsoft Shared Fax Driveron SHRFAX:Microsoft XPS Document Writeron XPSPort:Controllers DisplayStandard floppy disk controller
ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (2x)
ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (2x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series [Display adapter]
HP f1905 [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n CNC5510MPS, December 2005)
Bus Adapters MultimediaStandard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller (2x)
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (5x)
ATI High Definition Audio Device
High Definition Audio Device
Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group PoliciesMcAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99 Realtime File Scanning On None discoveredCommunications Other DevicesMarvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller primary Auto IP Address: 68.39.114.107 / 23Gateway: 68.39.114.1Dhcp Server: 68.87.64.13Physical Address: 00:24:8C:08:71:2AMicrosoft 6to4 AdapterMicrosoft ISATAP AdapterTeredo Tunneling Pseudo-InterfaceNetworking Dns Servers: 68.87.64.150
68.87.75.198
LSI 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device (2x)
HID-compliant device (4x)
USB Input Device (5x)
HP psc 1600
HID Keyboard Device (2x)
HID-compliant mouse
Logitech GamePanel Devices (Mono)
Logitech GamePanel Devices (QVGA)
Generic USB Hub
HP PSC 1600 Series (DOT4USB)
USB Composite Device (3x)
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (7x)
USB Virtualization Connector Driver
Generic volume shadow copy
G:\
My only suggestions.
Given that you tinker get acronis and back up religiously. Seven is truely awesome as you are just discovering.
dl cpu-z and gpu-z both free to monitor temps.
Dont use reg cleaners (IMHO they hurt more than help)
and look in our tutorial section. Our Admin brink has made some outstanding instructionals.

Good Luck, ask questions and learn

Ken J+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I'd use 64-bit - x86 is obsolete. Make sure your drivers are updated too - you can use the guide in my sig and also check device manager for any unknown hardware, right click select update online or check for a driver in Windows driver store.

In this my learned colleague we differ. As one who has done more than a thousand BSOD analysis and the majority by far are 64bit, I would differ. It depends mostly on the OP usage.

Obsolete as x86 is of 500 crashes 440 were 64bit. X86 uses less resourses, less HD space and the driver support is better.

The rest I am in agreement with you.


Ken J+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Fair enough, but you can't say exactly what could have caused those crashes in all those situations - human error, software, fiddling with the registry, drivers, x64 will have as many problems as x86 as its more accepted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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