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#114336 16-Feb-2013 11:45
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As per the subject, is anyone running Windows 8 on the same hardware where Windows 7 was installed before, and if so any noticeable performance improvements - startup, shutdown, sleep, hibernate, resume, etc?

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  #763392 16-Feb-2013 12:23
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Found it starts much quicker, closes quicker, runs very nicely in general. Hibernate works well although there have been a few weird instances where Ive come along in the morning to find the comp running again - Im thinking Windows Updates though.

Startup (with more or less the same stuff running on my Win8 install as I had on my Win7) is like a min tops compared to 3-4 before - thats from turn on to desktop.

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  #763397 16-Feb-2013 12:36
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I had it on Hp 6730b and also hp 4530s.  Startup was only around 2 seconds faster and general running was no discernible difference




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  #763399 16-Feb-2013 12:38
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I have a Toshiba i5 laptop that started life last year with Win 7, I am now using Win 8 pro. General performance is more or less the same, start up and shut down or resume is considerably faster.




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I find that everything runs faster and smoother with one exception. The login screen can take a long time to resolve it's actions (load, text input and login).




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  #763417 16-Feb-2013 14:04
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Startup and Shutdown are quicker. Running it on a 5 year old AMD Athlon dual core desktop with 2GB RAM that was previously running Windows 7.




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  #763419 16-Feb-2013 14:10
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Yes, performance improvements across the board on both my laptop and desktop machines.




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  #763421 16-Feb-2013 14:34
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Newish Toshiba Techra 850 and same as above comments, if anything seems faster.  One noticable difference that surprised me was the shared Graphics performs so much better on Windows 8, don't understand why but it does.  The tiles do seem to take what seems like forever to open but that may be normal. 

 
 
 
 


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  #763422 16-Feb-2013 14:39
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May be related somewhat but a report from yesterday revealed that Windows 8 also faster than Windows XP on 7 year old hardware. 

http://www.troyhunt.com/2013/02/operating-system-smackdown-windows-8.html




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  #763423 16-Feb-2013 14:40
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askelon: Found it starts much quicker, closes quicker, runs very nicely in general. Hibernate works well although there have been a few weird instances where Ive come along in the morning to find the comp running again - Im thinking Windows Updates though.

Startup (with more or less the same stuff running on my Win8 install as I had on my Win7) is like a min tops compared to 3-4 before - thats from turn on to desktop.


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  #763426 16-Feb-2013 15:01
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Massive improvement in startup/shutdown speeds.

Application opening etc is noticeably quicker as well.  Don't see the occasional stutter when opening a program that I'd see with Win 7.

My work machine is slightly older and lesser specced than my gaming one and the difference I feel is phenomenal and I did an upgrade for that one. Programs like Photoshop CS6 open in a fraction of the time they did on Win 7.

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  #763820 17-Feb-2013 16:00
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Startup: Win7 42s Login Screen 1m Booted with Start Menu (Less time for human input password), Win8 32s Login Screen 40s Start Menu (no user input)

Sleep: Win7 5s Screen Blank 24s All off, Win8 2.5s Screen Blank 10s All off

Wake: Win7 17s, Win8 7s

Shutdown: Win7 40s, Win8 20s

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Running both Windows 7 Ultimate x86_64 and Windows 8 Pro x86_64 dual-boot on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 (i3 M390/4GB DDR3/500GB 7200rpm) which I've just clean reinstalled last month.

I find that with Fast Startup, Windows 8 starts up faster, but shut down is delayed a little bit as it writes down the kernel state onto disk.

Disabling it, Windows 8 still feels slightly faster during start up (prior to login) than Windows 7, but the "blank" state from startup to login takes ages (on my system at least.) Shut down in this case is comparable to Windows 7.

Sleep is about the same for me - though I believe driver issues cause my keyboard and trackpad to partially respond upon wake for a couple of seconds which is annoying.

Overall general application performance doesn't feel any different from my perspective.




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  #763839 17-Feb-2013 17:14
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I have installed Windows 8 on older "Vista capable" machines that were running Windows 7 and the performance improvement is night and day. Also the drivers that came with the installer seem to have better coverage overall. There is less difference of improvement over newer hardware.

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Running on my work desktop and having installed it on a number of work laptops now, it seems faster and smoother than windows 7. The laptops are vista spec machines with 4gb ram and the desktops are AMD athlon systems with 6+ gb ram. Not done enough of the I7 dev desktops yet to comment. How much of this is win 8 and how much is that it is a clean install, I am not sure.
I also think Microsoft have really done some good work tuning the animations so everything seems to be smooth and have a flow to it even on low spec graphics hardware.




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  #765254 18-Feb-2013 16:28
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i7 2600k, 8GB DRR3-1600, SSD. Boot times were vastly improved. I don't ever remember sleeping or hibernating the machine so I can't comment. But most things were generally quicker. I have gone back to Windows 7 because of personal preference. However, I'll be updating again soon I feel.




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