Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:03 PM
Ok, i got my laptop a little less than a year ago. This was before windows 7 was released. There was a promotion going on that any laptop bought after a certain day would be eligable for a free upgrade to windows 7. Long story short, i got a disc for windows 7 in the mail, installed it and selected the option that kept all the files currently on the computer. When i started using windows 7 the speed got SIGNICIFANTLY slower. It was unbareable, so i used the hard drive partition and reverted back to the factory settings to get vista back. I am starting to think that the only reason windows 7 was slower than vista was because i installed windows 7 over vista, and kept all the files. Could this be a possibility? I know windows 7 is suppose to be more light weight and efficient than vista, and nobody i know has had a problem with 7, just me. Right now my computer is a little unstable with the google redirect just taken care of, i am afraid its still not secure yet, and just want a fresh start, and also want to try install windows 7 again, except not keep all the files on my computer. So here are my questions:
1. Will installing windows 7 over vista without keeping the files make sure that windows 7 will run efficiently?
2. Could it be that windows 7 just doesnt work well with my laptop and i should not try installing it again?
Any other suggestions on what i should do would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.