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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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A Strange Thing Comparing Win7 Premium vs Ultimate

One would think that Home Premium would run a tiny bit faster than Ultimate due to the lesser amount of things running in the back. But, on my Core 2 2.4Ghz/4GB RAM, somehow Home Premium seems "stickier" than Ultimate when starting up a program. Also, HP seems to use a tiny big more CPU power where the fan turning on is more frequent compared to Ultimate.

I disable the bloat in 7 with each edition...Search, Superfetch and Defender.

I wonder why that is though, since they're both the same kernel.

Hmm.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 04:06 PM
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Disable the bloat:
format c:\
install linux
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Bah, how'd I know I was going to get the Linux treatment?

The longer I'm involved in this hobby the more & more I'm convinced that Bio-Type species tanks are the way to go. Plants and fish/inverts live together in nature for a reason. I find the less I try to fight nature the better my tanks look.

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Listening to a fan turning on isn't the most precise way to determine performance differences. Just like "feels a bit stickier" doesn't sound too scientific.

Fresh installs, on the same computer, should run about the same. Ultimate might be running slower if you have more things turned on, like Bitlocker and such, but only if you actually use them.

Given the same services running, fresh install, etc there will be no difference between the versions.

Sometimes we want to believe things...
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Windows 7 seems slower in my opinion. My computer is recommened for OS 7, Upgrading to Ultimate didn't differ much. I'm using Vista instead. 10GB Rams does no difference also.

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Windows 7 seems slower in my opinion. My computer is recommened for OS 7, Upgrading to Ultimate didn't differ much. I'm using Vista instead. 10GB Rams does no difference also.
Unless you're running 64 bit OS's, that much ram isnt even being addressed as windows only sees 4 of the 10. Win 7 runs circles around my old Vista machines.

This is why I admire Apple. they make a few machines, ONE os, and they do it very well. Dont make me choose OS's especially in this day and time.
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listening to a fan turning on isn't the most precise way to determine performance differences. Just like "feels a bit stickier" doesn't sound too scientific.

Fresh installs, on the same computer, should run about the same. Ultimate might be running slower if you have more things turned on, like bitlocker and such, but only if you actually use them.

Given the same services running, fresh install, etc there will be no difference between the versions.

Sometimes we want to believe things...
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Listening to a fan turning on isn't the most precise way to determine performance differences. Just like "feels a bit stickier" doesn't sound too scientific.

Fresh installs, on the same computer, should run about the same. Ultimate might be running slower if you have more things turned on, like Bitlocker and such, but only if you actually use them.

Given the same services running, fresh install, etc there will be no difference between the versions.

Sometimes we want to believe things...
This ....

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Unless you're running 64 bit OS's, that much ram isnt even being addressed as windows only sees 4 of the 10. Win 7 runs circles around my old Vista machines.

This is why I admire Apple. they make a few machines, ONE os, and they do it very well. Dont make me choose OS's especially in this day and time.
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