RE: Windows 7 speed vs XP

  • From: "Richard P. Kelly" <rpkelly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 13:55:27 -0500

Hi all,

I've been running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit since December with Jaws 11 Pro and
am very pleased with it.  It runs all the older 32 bit apps flawlessly so
far.

If you activate the search box and type System Info in Win 7 you can find
out the following sort of detail about your particular system and then some.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
System Type     x64-based PC
Processor       Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         920  @ 2.67GHz, 2668 Mhz, 4
Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 9.00 GB
Total Physical Memory   8.99 GB
Available Physical Memory       6.23 GB
Total Virtual Memory    18.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory        15.1 GB

Cordially,
Richard P. Kelly
rpkelly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.new-visions-network.com

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of chris hallsworth
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 1:09 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Windows 7 speed vs XP

Hi.
Indeed I used 64 bit for a few months. Yes, I had major problems with JAWS
and in fact other screen readers. Whenever I used Windows Explorer at some
random point it would stop responding and it had to close. It caused my
screen reader to lock up and all that. As it was Windows Explorer I thought
the problem was so serious that this is the reason I went back to 32 bit. I
do not know if later versions of screen readers has this fixed. So sorry
about that.
Hope you have better luck with a 64 bit OS than me.



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

On 11/09/2010 19:04, Daniel McGee wrote:
> 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
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> 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
>>>
>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>> 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?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> _____
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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