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WinVista faster?

  1. #1


    SXTC Guest

    WinVista faster?

    I currently own WinXP pro 64bit and when I saw all the commercials on the
    Windows site, I was persuaded that it was an upgrade to make, an improvement.
    When I installed winVista 64bit I was excited since everything looked
    nicer.. "BUT" here's the catch of my problems... I installed my ATI 64bit
    compatible Vista drivers and Creative soundcard and rebooted, then I
    installed SuperAntispyware (wich I usualy have) and rebooted again.. I
    noticed that my pc did not boot faster as claimed, but a tad slower.. I ran
    my games and most of them ran sluggish, showing glitches all over my screen
    (dots like what you see when looking at a very old damaged movie). My PC
    seemed to be slower overall and when I ran my spyware program, it seemed
    windows has infinite spyware, like a virus that reinstalls itself when
    removed. I had my spyware scanner attempt to remove the spyware over the
    night but when I looked at my pc, it was totally ruined.. It was even more
    slower and all the special effects had gone so I was forced to reinstall
    WinXP. I have a friend with exactly the same problem and both of us own an
    original copy of WinVista.
    Can someone help me with WHY WindowsVista might work awfully crappy on my
    system compared to WindowsXPpro?
    Perhaps Vista requires specific hardware to NOT be slower?

    My current system config =

    AMD Athlon X2 4800+ 64bit
    Kingston 4GB DDR2 PC3200 /800
    Asus A8R32-MVP DELUXE
    ATI 1900XTX 512MB x2 Crossfire
    Philips 22" monitor
    Creative SB Fatal1ty Xtremegamer
    Creative inspire 7.1 speakers
    Raptor 74GB & 140GB harddrives 10K (SATA)
    OZC power supply 700W
    4x DVD Writer 48x read 24x R 8x RW

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  3. #2


    philo Guest

    Re: WinVista faster?

    ''
    "SXTC" <SXTC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:50E0D019-FFE9-48AF-BCFA-EEDEA0F8B89D@xxxxxx

    > I currently own WinXP pro 64bit and when I saw all the commercials on the
    > Windows site, I was persuaded that it was an upgrade to make, an
    improvement.

    > When I installed winVista 64bit I was excited since everything looked
    > nicer.. "BUT" here's the catch of my problems... I installed my ATI 64bit
    > compatible Vista drivers and Creative soundcard and rebooted, then I
    > installed SuperAntispyware (wich I usualy have) and rebooted again.. I
    > noticed that my pc did not boot faster as claimed, but a tad slower.. I
    ran

    > my games and most of them ran sluggish, showing glitches all over my
    screen

    > (dots like what you see when looking at a very old damaged movie). My PC
    > seemed to be slower overall and when I ran my spyware program, it seemed
    > windows has infinite spyware, like a virus that reinstalls itself when
    > removed. I had my spyware scanner attempt to remove the spyware over the
    > night but when I looked at my pc, it was totally ruined.. It was even more
    > slower and all the special effects had gone so I was forced to reinstall
    > WinXP. I have a friend with exactly the same problem and both of us own an
    > original copy of WinVista.
    > Can someone help me with WHY WindowsVista might work awfully crappy on my
    > system compared to WindowsXPpro?
    > Perhaps Vista requires specific hardware to NOT be slower?
    >
    > My current system config =
    >
    > AMD Athlon X2 4800+ 64bit
    > Kingston 4GB DDR2 PC3200 /800
    > Asus A8R32-MVP DELUXE
    > ATI 1900XTX 512MB x2 Crossfire
    > Philips 22" monitor
    > Creative SB Fatal1ty Xtremegamer
    > Creative inspire 7.1 speakers
    > Raptor 74GB & 140GB harddrives 10K (SATA)
    > OZC power supply 700W
    > 4x DVD Writer 48x read 24x R 8x RW

    Vista takes more resources than XP
    so why would you expect it to be faster?



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  4. #3


    BillD Guest

    RE: WinVista faster?



    "SXTC" wrote:

    >
    > then I installed SuperAntispyware (wich I usualy have) and rebooted again..
    >
    you have installed some poorly written programs such as superantispyware
    which slows down Vista

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  5. #4


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: WinVista faster?

    As philo says it takes more resources. That said I use SuperAntiSpyware on
    Vista Ultimate 64 and it never finds anything except tracking cookies on a
    full scan. Ever think you do have a virus.

    "SXTC" <SXTC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:50E0D019-FFE9-48AF-BCFA-EEDEA0F8B89D@xxxxxx

    >I currently own WinXP pro 64bit and when I saw all the commercials on the
    > Windows site, I was persuaded that it was an upgrade to make, an
    > improvement.
    > When I installed winVista 64bit I was excited since everything looked
    > nicer.. "BUT" here's the catch of my problems... I installed my ATI 64bit
    > compatible Vista drivers and Creative soundcard and rebooted, then I
    > installed SuperAntispyware (wich I usualy have) and rebooted again.. I
    > noticed that my pc did not boot faster as claimed, but a tad slower.. I
    > ran
    > my games and most of them ran sluggish, showing glitches all over my
    > screen
    > (dots like what you see when looking at a very old damaged movie). My PC
    > seemed to be slower overall and when I ran my spyware program, it seemed
    > windows has infinite spyware, like a virus that reinstalls itself when
    > removed. I had my spyware scanner attempt to remove the spyware over the
    > night but when I looked at my pc, it was totally ruined.. It was even more
    > slower and all the special effects had gone so I was forced to reinstall
    > WinXP. I have a friend with exactly the same problem and both of us own an
    > original copy of WinVista.
    > Can someone help me with WHY WindowsVista might work awfully crappy on my
    > system compared to WindowsXPpro?
    > Perhaps Vista requires specific hardware to NOT be slower?
    >
    > My current system config =
    >
    > AMD Athlon X2 4800+ 64bit
    > Kingston 4GB DDR2 PC3200 /800
    > Asus A8R32-MVP DELUXE
    > ATI 1900XTX 512MB x2 Crossfire
    > Philips 22" monitor
    > Creative SB Fatal1ty Xtremegamer
    > Creative inspire 7.1 speakers
    > Raptor 74GB & 140GB harddrives 10K (SATA)
    > OZC power supply 700W
    > 4x DVD Writer 48x read 24x R 8x RW

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    john Guest

    Re: WinVista faster?


    "SXTC" <SXTC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:50E0D019-FFE9-48AF-BCFA-EEDEA0F8B89D@xxxxxx

    >I currently own WinXP pro 64bit and when I saw all the commercials on the
    > Windows site,
    <snip>

    > I noticed that my pc did not boot faster as claimed, but a tad slower..

    a commercial that made false claims? oh my...

    so, what did we learn today?



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    Re: WinVista faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    "SXTC" <SXTC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I currently own WinXP pro 64bit and when I saw all the commercials on the
    > Windows site,
    <snip>
    > I noticed that my pc did not boot faster as claimed, but a tad slower..

    a commercial that made false claims? oh my...

    so, what did we learn today?
    On a properly configured system, Vista should be just as fast as an XP system (all things being equal as far as hardware). There are some things you can do to make Vista faster. Here's a link to an excellent tutorial on speeding up Vista: Speed Up the Performance of Vista

    I hope this helps.

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  8. #7


    Rich Guest

    Re: WinVista faster?


    I've test driven Vista for over a year now

    I've given it good tires
    a nice clear road
    I've read the owners manual


    Just as fast if not faster




    Rich


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