Win 7 performance increase

Linux / Ubuntu 10.4
July 23, 2010 at 18:47:47
Specs: Win7 64bit, t4400/4gig
I have Win 7 installed on my pc and I decided to load Ubuntu 10.4 and use a dual boot setup. After I installed it, I went back and booted to win 7 and there was a noticeable performance increase in all of win 7 software. Now, not ever being a 'Linux' user, I can't even begin to guess why there was an increase in performance in win 7 and all related software. I have an e7400 C2D cpu with 4gig ram, 3 hd's and an ATI 4670 512mb video card. All replies and opinions are greatly respected and appreciated.

Loretta


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#1
July 23, 2010 at 22:27:20
How did you measure "Performance Increase" ?

Is it to your feeling or can you give some performance figures ?

CoolGuy


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#2
July 24, 2010 at 00:28:08
maybe after using ubuntu, win7 just seemed to be much better, ;-)

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
July 24, 2010 at 08:58:16
Thanks for the replies. First, my boot time is 10-15 seconds faster, web pages load faster, applications load faster and even photographic effects execute faster when using ACDSee with my photos. Now I haven't used any benchmarking software, but I know my system well enough (by keeping it well-tuned and free from malware almost fanatically) that I 'know' when its performance increases in any manner. That's about all I can come up with.

Loretta


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#4
July 25, 2010 at 02:01:35
Are Win 7 and Ubuntu on different partitions of the same hard disk or on different hard disks ? I ask just out of curiosity. I have no knowledge on Ubuntu. I even cannot create a dual boot setup of Win 7 and Ubuntu or any other Linux variant together.

I am glad you love your system better now.

CoolGuy


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#5
July 25, 2010 at 10:08:15
Thanks for the reply. I believe that they are on the same partition because when I installed Ubuntu, it asked if I wanted to run Win 7 and Ubuntu side-by-side. I said yes and continued on. Funny thing though, I cannot find any file or folder associated with Ubuntu anywhere on any of my drives. You guys here at 'Computing.Net- don't hold it against me for wanting to experiment a little. I am still a Win 7 diehard fan. Thanks to all who replied.

Loretta


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