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Windows 7 slower than XP Pro..


hawthorn123

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PcMark05 benchmarks run on my dual-boot (XP Pro SP3/ 7 Beta both 32bit) Dell Inspiron 9400 , T7200 2GhZ , 2GB RAM, GeForce Go 7900 GS give
5052 marks on XP, 4661 on Windows 7, XP performing better in all tests.

In the 'real' world ripping a DVD using AutoGK took
2 hours 8 mins in XP , 2 hours 28 mins in Windows 7.

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hawthorn123

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ie audio & video encoding, not just copying a DVD ;-)

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jimv7

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Strange,

"In the 'real' world ripping a DVD using AutoGK took
2 hours 8 mins in XP , 2 hours 28 mins in Windows 7."

just copied a dvd with win 7 64 bit using dvd shrink, 27 mins.

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hawthorn123

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MS try and force the dreadful bloated Vista on everybody and when it bombs, instead of producing a fast rewritten OS with genuine improvements over XP, it produces a service pack called Windows 7.

Why would anyone, especially companies, go to great expense to buy an OS that apart from some cosmetic improvements is inferior to XP?

Would you buy a car that was slower, bulkier and harder to drive, just because the paint was shinier?

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Totally-braindead

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Not being funny here but I don't think Windows 7 was ever said to be faster than XP, from what I have heard on the subject they seem to be saying its faster and uses less resources than Vista not XP.

I think if you want to compare it to anything you should really compare it to Vista. I would be very surprised if it was faster than XP.

Always willing to be corrected by someone that knows better!

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jimv7

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My apologies.

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