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Computer performance using different OS's


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#1 babicz

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:24 AM

Hi I was wondering if computer performance varies through the use of different operating systems? For example, will my computer run faster on XP home, or 7? Using the same hardware, drivers, settings, etc. Or does it depend on other factors, or no significant differences at all? Or simply, what's the deal with this?

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:32 AM

The short answer is, it depends. An application that runs on Windows XP should run just the same on Windows 7. The determining factor for speed largely has to do with hardware. Since there are an infinite number of combinations of hardware, your question is sort of null. Windows 7 deals with file systems, memory, and hardware differently than Win XP, but different does not necessarily mean faster.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:09 AM

The short answer is, it depends. An application that runs on Windows XP should run just the same on Windows 7. The determining factor for speed largely has to do with hardware. Since there are an infinite number of combinations of hardware, your question is sort of null. Windows 7 deals with file systems, memory, and hardware differently than Win XP, but different does not necessarily mean faster.

Thank you that was very helpful; would it help if I gave some specs? I just really don't want to go wrong...

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:47 PM

As a further note, you may want to check and see if 7 is compatible for your system...This download will give you an idea of whether or not all of your hardware will work or not....Programs and software are another issue some may work faster some may not even work at all...As was stated earlier it depends on your system and what you are trying to do...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibi...us/default.aspx

I am presently dual booting Windows 7 RC1 and XP pro...I spend way much more time on 7 than I do Pro and I have been a loyal XP user for almost nine years....So far Windows 7 is much crisper and all of my hardware gadgets work as good or better than they do using XP...
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Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:31 AM

It depends on the PC specifications. Some PCs run XP faster, some run Vista faster. I haven`t tried 7 yet but my PC likes XP. :D
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