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I recently upgraded to 7. This may be all in my head, but it dont seem to run as fast. Particularly on my laptop. Its not drastically slower, just a little bit.

There is plenty of memory left, so thats not it.

Anyone else notice this, or am I nuts?
 

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My old laptop had Vista Home Basic with 1/2 gig of RAM. I thought I would be burning up the 'Net with 7 Premium and 3 gig RAM. Seems slower to me. And it locks up at least once a day. :steamed:
 

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My old laptop had Vista Home Basic with 1/2 gig of RAM. I thought I would be burning up the 'Net with 7 Premium and 3 gig RAM. Seems slower to me. And it locks up at least once a day. :steamed:
So you too, huh.
 

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Maybe clean out all of the junk in your temp files and defrag?
i cleaned up the laptop.

The desktop was about 3 days old when I put 7 on.

Note: Desktop had Vista because the computer is actually a couple of months old. But I just hooked it up the other day. So not much on it.
 

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Tagged for others responses. I thought 7 was supposed to be the bomb. I finally got Vista to work. May forgo upgrading if 7 is showing problems. Of course, I normally don't upgrade till after the first SP anyway...
 

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For the record I had no problems with Vista. Some features I didnt really care for, but no actual problems.

Ive only had 7 for several days. I havent really formed a real opinion yet. It just seems slightly slower on both computers.
 

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I did a full install on two laptops with 4GB of RAM each and Windows 7 has been awesome. Of course I never had any problems with Vista but Windows 7 is much faster.
 

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My old laptop had Vista Home Basic with 1/2 gig of RAM. I thought I would be burning up the 'Net with 7 Premium and 3 gig RAM. Seems slower to me. And it locks up at least once a day. :steamed:
Processor speed and RAM have very little to do with Internet speed, if you want to browse the net faster, you'll have to pay for a faster internet connection.


A clean Install is always the best as it prevents any old garbage from ruining your new Windows 7 installation.
 

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I have Window XP, Windows 7, and Vista. Vista is crap. XP is just slightly better. Windows 7 is the stuff!! My computer guy ran it all down for me. He has windows 7 on alll his computers and Avast anti virus.

That's all I need to know.
 

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Honestly, anyone claiming the W7 is slower than Vista on the same machine must have upgraded from Vista to W7 and hoped it would get faster.

W7 is dramatically pared down code compared to Vista, it is optimized to run on the very same hardware as WXP and it handles resources better than both of them. The preceding is a professional technical evaluation, not conjecture.

If your machine is actually running slower than before the possible reasons are legion but, I'd be willing to bet it all started with an upgrade disk.

You can't make your pinto faster by dumping all the parts from a Ferrari in the engine compartment and closing the hood. Start fresh, back up your data and load W7 all by it's lonesome, it's a matter of night and day.

Also, when you upgrade you leave all of the buggy little glitches behind that you had been dealing with on your PC. Sometimes that's no big deal, sometimes it's a nightmare to figure out and fix.
 

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I would also recommend a fresh install. I have been running 7 for a couple months on my budget laptop (T4300 and 3GB ram) and it has been excellent. If you are having issues with 7 on the same computer Vista worked well on, it is not the operating system. I would guess there are some issues created from upgrading instead of a fresh install.

Format the computer and do a fresh install then get back to us on how you actually like Windows 7.
 

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Honestly, anyone claiming the W7 is slower than Vista on the same machine must have upgraded from Vista to W7 and hoped it would get faster.

W7 is dramatically pared down code compared to Vista, it is optimized to run on the very same hardware as WXP and it handles resources better than both of them. The preceding is a professional technical evaluation, not conjecture.

If your machine is actually running slower than before the possible reasons are legion but, I'd be willing to bet it all started with an upgrade disk.

You can't make your pinto faster by dumping all the parts from a Ferrari in the engine compartment and closing the hood. Start fresh, back up your data and load W7 all by it's lonesome, it's a matter of night and day.

Also, when you upgrade you leave all of the buggy little glitches behind that you had been dealing with on your PC. Sometimes that's no big deal, sometimes it's a nightmare to figure out and fix.
I didnt think it would be any faster. I thought it would be the same.

Hell, it may not even be my OS. It may be something with my provider or something else . Its only a little slower.
 

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I didnt think it would be any faster. I thought it would be the same.

Hell, it may not even be my OS. It may be something with my provider or something else . Its only a little slower.
Are you saying your internet is slower or are you saying your operating system is slower?
 
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