Why is my xp loads faster than vista,???

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by need for speed, May 13, 2007.

  1. I am riunning XP on a low performance machine, and Vista on a brand new, far
    superior maching, so, why is Vista so damn slow at doing EVERYTHING!!! and
    would there be any problems with converting my new machine, to plain old,
    reasonably reliable XP
    need for speed, May 13, 2007
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  2. Sorry, these are my specs, not sure if its all you need>>
    Processor-Intel Core 2 6400 @2.13GHz
    nvidia GeForce 7300 GS
    need for speed, May 13, 2007
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  3. Was Vista on your new PC when you bought it? From a major manufacturer?
    Chances are it's full of junkware. Uninstall what you can, disable the
    Windows Search service, and finally get Autoruns.zip from Microsoft to make
    sure your startup is clean.

    I've found that raw Vista is actually pretty fast, but my HP laptop came
    with so much crap I had to completely wipe it and install from scratch (and
    not from HP's backup disc).

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, May 14, 2007
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    Lord Takyon Guest

    Pre-installed is usually slow due to junk. Raw is fairly impressive, to me
    it was roughly on par with XP. Cleaned and tweaked a little and it performs
    better than XP did for me.
    Lord Takyon, May 14, 2007
  5. Mine certainly seems fast, but as I've never loaded XP on this hardware,
    it's kind of hard to judge. It's certainly faster than XP on any of my older
    PCs <g>.

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, May 14, 2007
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    Lord Takyon Guest

    Lord Takyon, May 14, 2007
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    Kevin Guest

    Hi Dana,

    Maybe you can point us to Autoruns.zip.

    Also ...
    I have a brand new computer (purchased yesterday). I was so shocked by the
    extremely slow performance that I tried (yesterday) to remove all I could,
    uninstall anything that didn't look critical and turned off everything I
    could in the "Turn Windows features on or off".

    Nothing has helped. I've been through many Windows upgrades and I know that
    each requires a bit of getting used to. I'm not anti-change -- but this is
    really ridiculous.

    I tried to copy a DVD (1.2 GB) to my harddrive, had so many problems (last
    night) that I left it on all night. This morning, the "remaining" time was
    "66 days". I kid you not. This is not "slow" this is "broken".

    Any thoughts?
    Kevin, May 15, 2007
  8. Dana Cline - MVP, May 15, 2007
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    TomL Guest

    Both Gateway and Best Buy are blaming Mfst for the slow download speed, and
    video rebuffering they claim is caused by Vista!

    TomL, May 16, 2007
  10. Hopefully they'll get it figured out. The
    microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing newsgroup may have more
    info on this too...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP

    Dana Cline - MVP, May 16, 2007
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