Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: I Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, Performance became horrible

06 Aug 2017   #1
BoszxJanela

Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8
 
 
I Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, Performance became horrible

Since i was using Windows 7 Home Premium, I can play games in high performance (i can ALMOST use the highest graphics)

Due to a problem that i posted here in SevenForums. I fixed it and upgraded my PC to Windows 8.1

But it seemed to look normal and fast (on other apps) but most of my games don't work, some were slow and laggy

What should i do? Is there anything to fix this? or should i downgrade it back to Windows 7?

THANKS FOR REPLYING!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Aug 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The question is: Why did you upgraded from win 7 to win 8.1?
Win 10 is better than Win 8.x
Win 7 is better than Win 10
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2017   #3
mrjimphelps

Dual Boot Linux Mint 32-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I had an old computer which originally came with Vista. It maxed out at 2 GB of RAM. I upgraded it to 7, then to 8 (each time doing a clean install). It ran well with both of these OSs. I then upgraded it from 8 to 8.1 by downloading and installing the free upgrade from Microsoft. When I got to 8.1, things got bumpy. It ran slower, and there were various issues.

One thing you could try: Run msconfig, and disable all non-Microsoft drivers. Then reboot. If your computer runs better, then re-enable the drivers you think you need, one at a time, rebooting after each one. When it slows down, then the last driver you enabled is the culprit. Disable that one, and continue re-enabling the rest, one at a time, till you see if there are any other culprits. Leave the culprits disabled, and things should be fine after that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Aug 2017   #4
defrag1720

2 Vista, 1 Windows 7 Pro, 1 Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try a different compatibility mode for the games. This is for Win 7 but should work for 8.1 also:

How to run older games on Windows 7 - Microsoft Community
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 I Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, Performance became horrible




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 displays horrible on 50 inch 4K TV
I will explain this the best way i can, i recently purchased a 50 inch 4K tv and im using it as a PC monitor but it wasnt what i was expecting, windows 7 looks horrible in 1080p due to the icons being pushed off to the left side of the screen and they have a cartoony look not sharp and detailed,...
Graphic Cards
Horrible performance on Battlefield 3 - not sure why.
So, as the thread title says, Battlefield 3 runs pretty awful on my PC. So bad that it seriously effects my gameplay, and puts me off playing altogether many times. As a little background info, these are my computer specs: Nvidia GTX560SE 4GB DDR2 RAM AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 dual core...
Gaming
LogMeIn performance horrible, even over direct fiber connection
Hi guys, I've been using LogMeIn to administer our office forever now. Well this Monday we finally went from a SOHO aDSL link (absolutely ridiculous), to a full commercial 100mbps fiber link. Now logmein was usable over the aDSL line with minimal eye candy. But with this MASSIVE upgrade, somehow...
Virtualization
Horrible Windows 7 Problems
Well guys, I don't know what to say. Windows7 has become unbearable for me to use the past few weeks. Windows Aero Lags when opening and closing windows. Videogames stutter even on lowest settings, in cutscenee and opening credits aswell, and worst of all audio pops in and out. Now I don't know...
BSOD Help and Support
Frequent hdd access, horrible performance
I've been trying to pin down this problem for months now, and I can't tell if it's getting worse or I'm just getting more frustrated with it. Every once in a while, for no apparent reason, my computer will just stop responding, and any audio or video will pause, for 5 to 10 seconds while the hard...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App