Hi... Windows 7 seems to be receiving positive reviews. Can someone tell me if any elements of Vista are carried over to 7, or are the two programmes significantly different? The thought of having to learn yet another programme does not sit well at the moment. Thanks
I don't get this Vista slow & sluggish, it needs careful setting up but with 7 on this PC the boot times 7/Vista were about the same.
This almost new DELL is using 855 MEG RAM on Tick-Over. 2% CPU on 1 core. I have 4 GIG of fast RAM but Vista can only use 3ish. Eset Security Suite, A2 Full version running & Malwarebytes Full version running.
Maybe when you have had 7 on for a year or so you may find it slows down regardless of what housekeeping you do.
Having used both operating systems on the same PC Vista is better.... I feel. I don't call 800-900 Meg RAM an excessive footprint. I would be interested at the memory footprint of 7 machines memory use/CPU as my laptop & this PC use about the same. The 7 version on my lappy is the 64 bit so can use all 4 GIG.
Vista took 47 seconds to load, not counting the program 'Trojan Remover' which has a delay start on it which I allow to run once a day. 57 seconds to Firefox loaded the BBC home page (I have a Virgin 50 Meg Connection which helps the Firefox BBC page).
Just after boot Vista with Firefox running 993 Meg. Flickers just over 1% CPU usage. I don't have a password so on boot it doesn't pause though. Not a lot in it is there?
I have a Win 7 Image so I will do some experimentation later. As I can't sit here all day as the Gas man read the meter last week. Thanks for the reply pine Man. :-)