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Windows 7: Windows 7 May Not Be Much Faster Than Vista

08 May 2009   #41
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

It takes forever it seems for Vista to shutdown now. After so long it becomes time for a drive wipe there I guess. The 32bit 7000 build saw a longer shutdown due to trying a bunch od 3rd party gadgets once that option was going. With the RC however that little registry annoyance is taken care of!


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08 May 2009   #42
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Seven feels way more refined. The search feature is definitely faster and more accurate than Vista's.
I definitely second that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
It takes forever it seems for Vista to shutdown now. After so long it becomes time for a drive wipe there I guess. The 32bit 7000 build saw a longer shutdown due to trying a bunch od 3rd party gadgets once that option was going. With the RC however that little registry annoyance is taken care of!
Yeah, Vista's shutdown was fast at first, but after 2 months it was painfully slow.
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08 May 2009   #43
iThaos

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hey, if people think that it's faster, they will think that there is a huge difference.

Don't spoil it for us
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08 May 2009   #44
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The first install of the 32bit 7 beta go trashed there and was wiped to see that corrected. As for Vista that's been on since last fall and hasn't even been booted into much since the 7 beta release. I was still using XP at certain times until lately.
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08 May 2009   #45
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

as Those statistics may mean a little. it's the internal things that are better.

Win 7 is faster on Startup & shutdown. The main other thing is how efficient it is.. Windows 7 seems to run better with the same things installed. It takes less RAM to run just as well. Many many older computers, or laptops, and even netbooks that couldn't. Or struggled to run Vista. Are running Win 7.

The fact that if you got 2 of the same laptop, one with win 7 and one with vista. both with 1GB of ram. the Win 7 lappy would probably run better.
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08 May 2009   #46
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's the whole thing about 7 to begin with. Besides seeing the usual "new features" aspect you would expect with any new release MS took into account the problems people were running into upgrading the OS without upgrading the hardwares at the same time.

Prebuilds until Vista came out as you know always provided the low as far as memory like seeing 256 while everyone else was running 1gb or 512mb later when people saw 1-2gb as the typical for XP systems. Suddenly that's no longer any good since everyone starts looking at the 1gb more factor for Vista. Now they're all seeing 3-4gb preinstalled lately.
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08 May 2009   #47
kpo6969

 
 

Dual-booting Win7 x86 RC 7100 and Vista x86 SP2 RTM.
Same hardware (1 hard drive partitioned), programs, settings, etc.
Win7 is quicker, but not by very much.
RTM SP2 Vista very stable, fast and reliable and a big improvement over even the 2 beta's, 2RC's, and the RC escrow.
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08 May 2009   #48
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

In prep for the RCs the XP/32bit 7000 drive saw a big change for the 32bit RC and recovery partition. As for seeing things run however the 64bit install and later upgrade repair install saw everything spring to life!

The 32bit still won't see one addon device working there however while even the 64bit 7000 did. The addon device through all this still only sees 32bit device drivers intended for ? XP!
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08 May 2009   #49
jeremy7

Windows se7en
 
 

Thanks... That is nice to hear..
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08 May 2009   #50
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have a feeling thatt the focus by MS is leaning more on the 64bit Windows for upcoming versions following 7 not only from different blogs but by attitudes seen at Technet when simply bringing up the problem many have with finding drivers. With Vista having seen far better support there for that 7 should see a much larger increment overall by 3rd party interests!
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