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Windows 7: W7 --No performance degradation after several months

09 Mar 2010   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
W7 --No performance degradation after several months

Hi all
With Windows XP I found that you needed to re-install it every so often as it would eventually get more sluggish. In fact people accepted gradual performance degradation as normal.

I've been running various Windows 7 machines for a few months now and have only had to re-install Windows because I've changed certain items of hardware / re-arranged disks etc.

I haven't had ANY problems with "Gradual Performance degradation" -- so another "Satisfied Customer".

Cheers
jimbo


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09 Mar 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

it is good isnt it!! I agree, nice work Microsoft.
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09 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are lucky. Mine degraded about 20% since 10/09. Part of it is probably my SSD.
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09 Mar 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

i am excited about ssd, are you finding the real world different from the hype or still adjusting to not having settings optimized for mechanical hard drives?

edit: apologize for OT
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09 Mar 2010   #5
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Mine really hasn't degraded much, and I've had the same install since October.
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09 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
i am excited about ssd, are you finding the real world different from the hype or still adjusting to not having settings optimized for mechanical hard drives?

edit: apologize for OT
The SSD is really very good. I can compare because I have Vista on the same system but on a HDD. Even if I consider that Vista is a little slower by nature, there is a huge difference - especially in boot time (about 15 sec total until I can use the desktop).

I did not make any specific settings. I let the Windows7 installer make the settings (alignment, disabling certain functions like Defrag). I even reenabled superfetch because I think it is useful. So far, so good.

My SSD is an Intel 80GB. I have another one which I will install on a laptop (with Vista) once I am back in Germany - mostly to fight the heat of that laptop. My third one is an OCZ 60GB Vertex on which I will install Windows7 - also in Germany. But that will only be in May when I am back there.
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09 Mar 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
i am excited about ssd, are you finding the real world different from the hype or still adjusting to not having settings optimized for mechanical hard drives?
I really do like my SSD that I have on my desktop machine. However, unlike others I don't feel that I couldn't possibly use a mechanical hard drive any more. My laptop and my work desktop are all using standard mechanical hard drives and I am perfectly content with their performance.

On my home box, games load almost instantly, virus and malware scans finish around 2-3 minutes, and boot times are down. Plus, I don't have to deal with stuff like defrag and such and have no noise from my OS drive make the SSD a very nice upgrade.

As far as degradation goes...on the machines that I load a lot to and use...I've certainly seen a hit on performance....but it's not bad by any means. On my home machine where I put time and effort into keeping it very clean...I haven't noticed much difference over time.
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