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Windows 7: Win 7 slower than Vista? :S

27 Apr 2009   #21
DjiXas

 
 

Same here. However, my vista was customized and lited.

Once I did the same for win 7, they are running about the same


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27 Apr 2009   #22
GSXeclipsePSI

Windows Vista Home SP2 V.2
 
 

I have to agree with the fact that windows 7 hauls on my computer and the only thing close to good I have is a 256 video card.

I would say this windows 7 is windows Vista style/features with xps speed.

I have a Dell 8100 1.3ghz w/1.1g Ram and above stated video card and windows 7 works alot faster then Vista Ult and still faster then Vista Home Prem I have.


Ooh and hard drive space. Clean install on Vista Ult was 13gigs. Clean install with Home Prem was 11.

Windows 7 Ult RC 7100 was 9gigs clean install. I am happy with only a 20gig OS hard drive and having more then half free for the system to feed off of.

Also I noticed my Vista Rating for Performance was 2.2
The Performance Rating I got on Windows 7 was 1.8

My CPU rating went down from 2.2 to 1.8
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27 Apr 2009   #23
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmamamonk View Post
Just went back to Vista32bit for a while... everything is so much faster!

Is it just my experience? or is Win7 actually slower?
You have to take into account what software you are running, certain AntiVirus software will drain your resouces, as well as any tweaking software you may have installed. I'm in agreement with every1 else as to Windows 7 being lightening to Vista's snail.

Also, if you update your system specs in 'User CP' then we may be able to give sound advise other than 'Clean Install'
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27 Apr 2009   #24
Sempie

Build 7229
 
 

I have an asus eee 1000h and now I installed windows 7 instead of Vista it is a world of difference to note.
It feels 2 times as fast.
The only thing I want on my eee is Se7en.
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27 Apr 2009   #25
Sempie

Build 7229
 
 

It was said that the 27-4-2009 the RC for TechNet could be downloaded.
Is there someone who knows anything more about that.
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10 Sep 2009   #26
iwcu

Windows vista HP 32bit, Ubuntu, Windows 7 RC 32 bit
 
 

Hey everyone,

I did some googling with limited help. Not starting new thread as it doesn't deserve it.

For me, windows 7 RC 32bit is running slower than Vista 32bit on the same machine. I've done 2 clean installs of win7 to no avail. I know that it's not a problem with win7 as I have insatlled it on an aging desktop with no problems, infact, the old desktop runs win7 faster that my laptop.

Here's the specs:

HP pavilion 9000
core 2 duo 1.6ghz
2BG RAM
geforce 7600 M
2 x 160GB hard rives at 5400rpm

Thanks for any help you can give.
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10 Sep 2009   #27
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iwcu View Post
Hey everyone,

I did some googling with limited help. Not starting new thread as it doesn't deserve it.

For me, windows 7 RC 32bit is running slower than Vista 32bit on the same machine. I've done 2 clean installs of win7 to no avail. I know that it's not a problem with win7 as I have insatlled it on an aging desktop with no problems, infact, the old desktop runs win7 faster that my laptop.

Here's the specs:

HP pavilion 9000
core 2 duo 1.6ghz
2BG RAM
geforce 7600 M
2 x 160GB hard rives at 5400rpm

Thanks for any help you can give.
Well the obvious. Memory is limited, but should work. How big is the page file, if you open task manager how much cpu, and ram is availible? the 2 HD's aren't on a raid controller, right? Tell us more about the setup

Ken
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10 Sep 2009   #28
TGSoldier

 
 

As we're on the topic of speed, a very good friend of mine ( my ex I.T co-worker ) told me that everyone is in this phase with "Windows 7 owns on old machines etc". He brought it to my attention.. Has anyone ever tried Vista on an old machine?

He actually did a test on an old dell laptop and he concluded that Vista performed better than Windows 7 on the older machine....

Just... pointing it out... not agreeing or anything..
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10 Sep 2009   #29
iwcu

Windows vista HP 32bit, Ubuntu, Windows 7 RC 32 bit
 
 

I have 2GB space set for the page file.

There's no raid on the hard drives as I use the 2nd to dual boot ubuntu.

640ish MB RAM used with only task manager and firefox open.

Both CPUs are recognised and seem to be behaving normally. They sit at 0% - 1% on idle and spike at 40% when opening firefox.

Drivers are all up to date.

As for the low-end desktop, it uses 450MB RAM with just firefox and task manager open. Both setups have more or less the same configuration and software installed.
Specs for it are 1GB ram, P4 processor with HT, radeon x300 gpu, dell 4700 motherboard. It's processor behaves the same as on the laptop's (0 - 1% and spikes at 40% when opening programs) yet feels almost twice as responsive.

Like I said, window 7 is fine on the desktop but is crawling on the laptop. Could there be a hardware failure somewhere in there?

thanks for your response.
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10 Sep 2009   #30
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
As we're on the topic of speed, a very good friend of mine ( my ex I.T co-worker ) told me that everyone is in this phase with "Windows 7 owns on old machines etc". He brought it to my attention.. Has anyone ever tried Vista on an old machine?

He actually did a test on an old dell laptop and he concluded that Vista performed better than Windows 7 on the older machine....

Just... pointing it out... not agreeing or anything..
TGS

Um well, Id say a dell inspiron 1405 (3-4 years old) and a dell P-IV 3.0 (6-7 years old) both coughed and died on vista even with 2gigs ram. Both machines are running win 7 ultmate in 1gig ram (32bit) and I dont notice. Yeah I could use more ram and a quad core but for everyday use win 7 wins. Everytime someone complains about their computer I remove vista (whatever sp) and put win 7 and the complaints end. I even had one customer who was so afraid of losing win 7 BETA, that he has set his clock back a year and 7000 is still running.

Ken
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