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Windows 7: W7 64-bit as slow as Vista 32-bit? Your experience?

08 Mar 2010   #21
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
No, can't say it has been as slow as Vista for me. That is one thing I like so much about 7. Faster.

BTW, how did you turn off background defragging?
Hmm its simply to totally disable Vista's Defrag from ever running again.

Is this what your asking ?




To the OP, Windows Defender is a POS and a Resource HOG, best get it totally disabled and use something better.


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08 Mar 2010   #22
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

remm,

Download Microsoft Security Essentials.
Disconnect from the Internet.
100% remove any AV programs on your computer.
Install Microsoft Security Essentials.
Microsoft Security Essentials is the end-user version of MS's Forefront which is their enterprise level AV software.

Following procedures already given to you: Turn off defragmentation and only run defragrmentation when the urge hits you.

To avoid MS trying to download the latest updates while you are in the midst of something else, then disable the auto updating and run Windows Update when the fancy hits you.
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09 Mar 2010   #23
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks but I wouldn't use MSE in a billion years. I am using AVAST and it's free and does not create any problems, and is also much higher-rated than MSE in the vast majority of independent tests. In fact, in many tests it rates #1, even better than NOD32.

And to the other poster, yes I disabled Defender and am using SAS Pro.
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10 Mar 2010   #24
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Free AV are crap IMO.

No idea why someone would not pay for good AV.

You get what you pay for TBH.

I have seen some of these free AV's make a PC run like crap.

The best free AV right now is MS's own one.
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10 Mar 2010   #25
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Free AV are crap IMO.
Hmm...so you have actually used ALL free AVs?


Let's see....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Free AV are crap IMO.

No idea why someone would not pay for good AV.

You get what you pay for TBH.

I have seen some of these free AV's make a PC run like crap.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
The best free AV right now is MS's own one.
Ah, contradiction!


I use Avast! Free Home version and the only things I can complain about are that you can't do a boot-time scan on x64 with the free version and very seldom false positives (the defs get fixed in 24-48 hours).

I can live with that over paying tons of $$ for Norton or McAfee (both POS).
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10 Mar 2010   #26
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Free AV are crap IMO.
Hmm...so you have actually used ALL free AVs?


Let's see....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Free AV are crap IMO.

No idea why someone would not pay for good AV.

You get what you pay for TBH.

I have seen some of these free AV's make a PC run like crap.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
The best free AV right now is MS's own one.
Ah, contradiction!


I use Avast! Free Home version and the only things I can complain about are that you can't do a boot-time scan on x64 with the free version and very seldom false positives (the defs get fixed in 24-48 hours).

I can live with that over paying tons of $$ for Norton or McAfee (both POS).
1) I beta test nearly every AV every year.

2) Norton is not a POS (back that comment up), you seem to be living back in 2002-2004 when it was a resource hog but it was still was a good AV.

Peeps like yourself who make BS comment like that have not even ran the newer builds.

I do not class 30-40 per year tons of cash to protect my PC.

What contradiction ? (you do not read too well), I stated MS's AV was the best of all the FREE AV's.

This does not change MY opinion on free AV's.

Tight wads will buy drink and drugs but not pay to protect their PC's.
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10 Mar 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Thanks but I wouldn't use MSE in a billion years. I am using AVAST and it's free and does not create any problems, and is also much higher-rated than MSE in the vast majority of independent tests. In fact, in many tests it rates #1, even better than NOD32.

And to the other poster, yes I disabled Defender and am using SAS Pro.
remm, I would not go by these ratings. You tell me which AV you want to have rated and I show you a test where it is rated #1. Interestingly enough most rate Norton #1 these days. And having used their 2009 edition for a while, I have to say that is pretty good indeed. But I still opted for MSE (although I have a free 3 system Norton key for the next 2 years). It has been one of the better decisions I have made. MSE performs great - on several systems.
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06 Dec 2010   #28
Barfly

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For what it's worth. I was having problems with my new install of 7 64bit where unzipping and transferring files was extremely slow. After three days of scouring the internet and trying various bits of advice, I seen this thread and the advice about switching off virus software. I have Avast and tried unzipping a large file and hey presto it worked. My transfer rate has went back to 50-60 MB/s whereas before it was sitting at 8MB/s. Looks like Avast was scanning each file and slowing the process down. Hope this helps someone.
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06 Dec 2010   #29
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thats why I like Symantec End Point Protection or any AV protection that has the option to have it scan or not scan when files are moved, copied, or downloaded and this gives you more control over how your AV protects your system.
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