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Windows 7: Win 7 slower than Vista? :S

10 Sep 2009   #31
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

IWCU

have you defragged the HD lately? what are you using for firewall/AV? how is indexing set up? is IPv6 disabled? Is wmp sharing service turned off?

Ken


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11 Sep 2009   #32
iwcu

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
IWCU

have you defragged the HD lately? what are you using for firewall/AV? how is indexing set up? is IPv6 disabled? Is wmp sharing service turned off?

Ken
Hard drive was defragged about 3 weeks ago.
Using windows firewall with AVG free as anti virus.
Indexing is on so that it only indexes my personal files.
IPv6 isn't connected to anything, using IPv4 to connect to internet.
WMP sharing service is on.
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11 Sep 2009   #33
rangerevo8

Windows 10 x64
 
 

are you using the same harddisk?

i installed my Vista in a 200GB SATA HDD (16MB Cache) and Win7 in a 40GB PATA HDD (2MB Cache)..

Windows 7 is still as fast as my Vista
i bet it'll be far more faster in a better HDD...
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11 Sep 2009   #34
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Something is wrong with you and your system if you say vista 32 is faster than 7
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12 Sep 2009   #35
iwcu

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

I'm going to clone it onto a new hard drive and see if that makes any difference.
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12 Sep 2009   #36
mozilla008

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate RTM 7600.16835.090713.1255 and it runs smoother and faster than Windows Vista Ultimate (last OS installed aside from 7 RC).. Even when I'm still using the Windows 7 RC, still better than Vista.. The only problem I encountered is that when playing Fiesta Online, the program closes when lunching luncher.exe.. I've read that Gameguard doesn't support Windows 7, still waiting for the patch till now..
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12 Sep 2009   #37
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I think as the drivers evolve Win7 will get faster. It's not even out yet so how can we expect the drivers to be where they should be. Also, most of the anti virus programs will slow a system down, especially when they aren't made for Win7.
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12 Nov 2009   #38
Vasses

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Pouvez Me, Sil vous plait.

Windows 7 is slower than Vista (both x64) for me too!!

I have the thorn in my side of a Dell XPS from 2007 (school discount). They sold me BTX after Intel had canceled it. Anyway I have SATA 1.5. I have PCI-E 1.0. I have DDR2 667 MHZ. So my 70 lbs aluminum case with 1000 watt power supply is actaully a prison.

Anyway... to get to the point, and avoid the bitterness of Dell's greed and subservience to Intel, I boot much slower in Win 7. My brother is using an SSD with the JMicron controller and SATA 3Gb/s on a weaker system and boots Win 7 like a dream.

My paging file is 4GB. To me it feels like Windows never grabs and makes full use of my CPU.

A few things of note:
I'm using Win7 Ultimate x64
I'm using Norton Internet Security 2010.
I have already stripped the startup on MsConfig.
When my system is crunching and I'm multi-tasking my CPU usage never, ever gets to even half way on the 4 cores. Vista had no problem there.
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16 Nov 2009   #39
Vasses

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Q6600
4GB DDR2 667
2 WD 750GB in Raid 1
RAdeon HD4850X2 2GB
And yes Norton has returned to competitive rates of system performance.
Ok so I think I may know what the cause might be.... but I'm not sure... If I check the Resource Monitor 1.29GB shows grayed out as Hardware reserved. If I go to Computer -> Properties then it reports 4.00 GB (only 2.75GB usable). I have no idea why or how to free that memory up but I see other threads of people having this issue. Hopefully I find more forums on this topic.
I checked each RAM chip and it is fine. I checked each DIMM slot and it is fine. I ran a intensive RAM test that took over 6 hours last night and no errors reported.
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16 Nov 2009   #40
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Vasses

Hi and welcome

You would be more likely to get a response if you started your own new thread. Just a heads up for the next time

Can you describe your problem exactly

Thanks

Ken J
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