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Topic # 109902 28-Sep-2012 15:06
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Hi all i've just put a fresh copy of windows vista premium on my laptop I was running win vista home basic and nows its seriously slow! My laptop is a dual core with 2gb ram..any ideas why or wat I can do too speed things up cause its pretty frustrating..I wouldn't have thought it would have made a difference upgrading from basic too premium.

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  Reply # 692956 28-Sep-2012 15:08
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More memory n SSD drives will help





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  Reply # 692959 28-Sep-2012 15:13
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I want to know why you upgraded to vista and not just to windows7?



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  Reply # 692964 28-Sep-2012 15:29
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Just because that's what it originally was running..the laptop is a acer aspire 5100..the only things i've upgraded in it is a stick of 1gb ram too boat it too 2gb..it was running fine on vista home basic but runs really crappy on home premium..what does he mean buy memory in ssd drivers?

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  Reply # 692966 28-Sep-2012 15:32
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Windows 7 will perform a lot better than Vista on the same hardware.




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  Reply # 692968 28-Sep-2012 15:38
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Windows 7 will be a lot better. Make sure you have all the drivers for this laptop installed - video, network, motherboard.

If the hardware supports it use 64 bit version and 4GB RAM.






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  Reply # 692970 28-Sep-2012 15:39
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Why is that..I would've thought it b worse

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  Reply # 692974 28-Sep-2012 15:41
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  Reply # 692976 28-Sep-2012 15:49
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One additional thing to try is disabling Aero, the video card in that laptop if my Google-fu is accurate is woeful.

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  Reply # 692980 28-Sep-2012 15:53
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Win7 smashes vista hands down

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  Reply # 692985 28-Sep-2012 15:56
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no such thing as an upgrade when running vista, I think you'll find downgrade is more commonly used in sentences with Vista in them. As others have said Windows 7 will run much better than Vista on the same hardware.




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  Reply # 692989 28-Sep-2012 16:00
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Ok im convinced im gonna try out win 7..how do I go about disabling aero like the guy said?

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  Reply # 693018 28-Sep-2012 16:40
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Cool thanks guys..yea when my lappie is just sitting still without running any programs the hdd thing light flashes off and on continuissly..never really did that on win vista home basic..hope when I put on windows 7itll make it run smother

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  Reply # 693019 28-Sep-2012 16:46
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mooseman001: Cool thanks guys..yea when my lappie is just sitting still without running any programs the hdd thing light flashes off and on continuissly..never really did that on win vista home basic..hope when I put on windows 7itll make it run smother


It will run much smoother and you would like the windows 7 experience as well..

In my opinion, Windows 7 is what vista should have been..



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  Reply # 693022 28-Sep-2012 16:50
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ok just another quick qestion..is windows7 in a ntfs format or a fat32..just i use my laptop to burn off large files onto 8.5gb dual layed discs and if it has too be ntfs format then i might not do it..just imgburn requires to have a fat32 format i think to do wat i wanna do

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