RE: Windows 7 speed vs XP

  • From: "Victoria E. Gilkerson" <gilkerson2730@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 18:43:54 -0500

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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Peter Holdstock
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2010 4:53 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> _____
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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