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Windows 7: Windows slower when using themes?

11 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits
Windows slower when using themes?

Little question: I'm thinking about to use a third party theme for my windows 7 notebook, but I've read that it will decrease the speed of my notebook. Is this true and will my laptop be very slow?


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11 Apr 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

The themes should have no effect on the speed of your computer...
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11 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelta View Post
Little question: I'm thinking about to use a third party theme for my windows 7 notebook, but I've read that it will decrease the speed of my notebook. Is this true and will my laptop be very slow?

I haven't noticed any difference in windows 7 functionality or slower speeds, and i have used a few different 3rd party themes. I am back to just having Megan Fox as my background now with the matrix screensaver
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11 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

For the most part, the average user won't notice any performance degradation from using Aero, or the Win7 themes. However, if you have a lower end graphics card, or tend to use alot of graphics intensive applications, you can benefit from turning off Aero and the Win7 themes.

In other words, unless you've got a graphics card with less than a 3.0 rating in WEI or run alot of gfx apps, you're fine.
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