Re: Windows 7 speed vs XP

For me personally I found Windows 7 64bit didn't run as well as 32bit and have reverted back. I have 4GB of ram which I think is the suggested minimum for 64bit. As I understand it though unless your software is 64bit you can actually find a speed reduction, not an increase. That was a couple of years though and I'm sure software is moving on now since most new computers have windows 64bit installed.


Peter

Peter

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From: "Daniel McGee" <mc-g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:04 PM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Windows 7 speed vs XP

Hello Chris, many thanks for your answer. I will bear this in mind when ever I decide to get a new computer in the future. If I remember rightly although this was sometime ago so I don't know where it stands now that you got a 64 bit OS not sure which one though but you changed back to 32 bit because Jaws was having issues. If you can remember what were the problems at the time and do you know if they are fixed?
Thanks
Daniel

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From: "chris hallsworth" <christopherh40@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 6:57 PM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Windows 7 speed vs XP

Hi all.
A 64 bit operating system is said to be faster because it can handle more processor instructions in one go. It's also said to be faster because unlike 32 bit it will use as much RAM as you have on your system, whereas 32 bit can only handle up to 4 GB (but never exactly that amount) of RAM.J
Hope this helps.

From Chris H in Derbyshire
Please check out my blog at http://chrishallsworth.klangoblog.net. Many thanks.

On 11/09/2010 18:54, Daniel McGee wrote:
Hi someone mentioned 32 bit. I know I've asked this before but I still
don't really understand what it means. Could someone explain to me what
the difference between the 32 bit and the 64 bit. Is the 64 bit ment to
be faster or something like that.
Thanks
Daniel

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From: "Peter Holdstock" <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 5:28 PM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Re[2]: Windows 7 speed vs XP

Hi, I've used Windows 7 on a range of PCs and compared to XP and Vista
I do find Windows 7 quicker in many ways. How long have you been using
it because for the first week or so it does optimise itself according
to what you do etc and does speed up quite a lot in my experience.

Peter

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From: "Christian" <christian08@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 5:15 PM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re[2]: Windows 7 speed vs XP

Hi,
Using the 32 bit version.


On 2010-09-11 at 10:15 Victoria E. Gilkerson wrote:

Are you using the 32 or 64 bits?



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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
Of Christian
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 9:51 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Windows 7 speed vs XP


Hi,
Was just curious if any of you Windows 7 users have noticed any
differences
in speed of the operating system compared to Windows XP.
I am using a p4 3.2 GHz and 4 GB RAM and to me Windows 7 is a little
slower
than XP when booting. Haven't used it for that long, but we'll see
how I
like it.
Christian

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