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: performance worse than Vista

24 Nov 2009   #1
JayD

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
performance worse than Vista

i found this highly worrying to be quite frank, ive been running Vista Ultimate 32x SP2 for a long time no problems atall including with performance.

over the weekend i VM'ed a win 7 machine through Vista using the same Laptop receorces and it ran ok.

I then thought i might aswell move onto win 7 as vista is no longer the main focus point of compatability

So i formatted my drive fully and installed win 7 ultimate 64x within 30mins.

This is whats getting me though its slower than Vista! startup and log in just takes an age and Idle is at 900Mb with no startup Apps apart from the AV and windows stuff thats essential to start up.

Any ideas as to why its so slow to start up and using so much RAM at IDLE?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Open up your task manager and see what program is using the most RAM .... Post a screenshot...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JayD View Post
i found this highly worrying to be quite frank, ive been running Vista Ultimate 32x SP2 for a long time no problems atall including with performance.

over the weekend i VM'ed a win 7 machine through Vista using the same Laptop receorces and it ran ok.

I then thought i might aswell move onto win 7 as vista is no longer the main focus point of compatability

So i formatted my drive fully and installed win 7 ultimate 64x within 30mins.

This is whats getting me though its slower than Vista! startup and log in just takes an age and Idle is at 900Mb with no startup Apps apart from the AV and windows stuff thats essential to start up.

Any ideas as to why its so slow to start up and using so much RAM at IDLE?
Tews gave you a good suggestion, follow it. If the problem continues do a check disk for errors c drive, properties. If that fails, type troubleshooting in search, by start menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2009   #5
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JayD View Post
I then thought i might aswell move onto win 7 as vista is no longer the main focus point of compatability

Vista has more support than Win 7, infact you end up using Vista drivers for Win 7 in many cases.

Win 7 support will come in time but Vista support aint going anywhere soon, there is SP3 to come.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JayD View Post
I then thought i might aswell move onto win 7 as vista is no longer the main focus point of compatability

Vista has more support than Win 7, infact you end up using Vista drivers for Win 7 in many cases.

Win 7 support will come in time but Vista support aint going anywhere soon, there is SP3 to come.
As well it should... You cant compare an OS with 2sp's to one that has only been on the shelves for a month.. not really fair if you are honest about it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #7
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

I don't know if you mean his comment or mines.

I was not comparing just making a statement that the FACT Vista has more support so his comment I quoted is a moot point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JayD View Post
i found this highly worrying to be quite frank, ive been running Vista Ultimate 32x SP2 for a long time no problems atall including with performance.

over the weekend i VM'ed a win 7 machine through Vista using the same Laptop receorces and it ran ok.

I then thought i might aswell move onto win 7 as vista is no longer the main focus point of compatability

So i formatted my drive fully and installed win 7 ultimate 64x within 30mins.

This is whats getting me though its slower than Vista! startup and log in just takes an age and Idle is at 900Mb with no startup Apps apart from the AV and windows stuff thats essential to start up.

Any ideas as to why its so slow to start up and using so much RAM at IDLE?
Hi and welcome

How much ram do you have? win 7 uses memory different than vista did. It takes about half of available memory in cache to speed up requests. Thats a good thing and the way it is supposed toi work. what is the WEI rating?

Kenn J++
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #9
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Both do the same (be it tweaked as Win 7 is newer), they both can at times Cache ALL your left over (not Physically in use) Memory.

You can adjust this in the Registry or through a Cmd Window, settings are 0 / 1 / 2 / 3.


Increase the FileSystem Memory Cache Size in Vista :: the How-To Geek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #10
JayD

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

here are my screen shots after boot up from cold start

also i had a typo i do have a 7200rpm sata HDD


Attached Thumbnails
performance worse than Vista-task-manager.png   performance worse than Vista-processes.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 performance worse than Vista




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 shows a slower performance score than Vista
I have just bought a Acer Aspire 5735 running Vista 32 bit. It has 4gb ram and a Intel 2 duo T6400 processor. I have installed win 7 upgrade and found the performance score dropped from 3.7 to 3.4. The upgrade was installed on Vista as from the factory without any extra software. I have tried to...
Performance & Maintenance
Performance of win7 compared to Vista
i found this highly worrying to be quite frank, ive been running Vista Ultimate 32x SP2 for a long time no problems atall including with performance. over the weekend i VM'ed a win 7 machine through Vista using the same Laptop receorces and it ran ok. I then thought i might aswell move onto...
General Discussion
Windows 7 vs. Vista - Upgrade Performance
Source
General Discussion
Manufacturer VISTA drivers to fix performance issues.
I am currently experiencing slow performance on a Windows 7 RC 7100 laptop. Specs: See My System Specs I have run RadarSync and all drivers are up to date, however when I check the device manager, the following have exclamation marks; - Mass Storage Controller - PCI Simple...
Drivers
Windows 7 v Vista Graphics Performance Article
An article looking at the performance of the new WDDM 1.1 over the Vista model. Windows 7 vs. Vista Graphics Performance - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech
Graphic Cards
Vista vs. Windows 7 VGA Performance Analysis
TweakTown has posted a VGA performance analysis comparing Vista against the upcoming Windows 7 operating system.Futuremark - News - Newsarticle
News


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 12:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App