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WinVista faster?

S
#1
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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philo

#2
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"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, 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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John Barnes

#4
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
 

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J
#5
"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?
 

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#6
"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?
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: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81176-speed-up-performance-vista.html

I hope this helps.
 

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    Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 Ghz
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    Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 X 1 GB DDR2 Kingston 800 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Dell 22" Widescreen
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    3360x1050
    Hard Drives
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R
#7
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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