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Last post Author Topic: Strategies to stay with Windows 7 as long as possible  (Read 16300 times)

rgdot

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Re: Strategies to stay with Windows 7 as long as possible
« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2013, 09:50:13 AM »
Boot time is overrated, I am always concerned with program opening times. The difference between my ancient XP and newer 7 (with more RAM etc.) is/was mixed. There are still programs that take their time opening up, others which are definitely better.


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Re: Strategies to stay with Windows 7 as long as possible
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2013, 10:54:18 PM »
Boot time is overrated, I am always concerned with program opening times. The difference between my ancient XP and newer 7 (with more RAM etc.) is/was mixed. There are still programs that take their time opening up, others which are definitely better.



Which is why I mentioned that Office 2010 programs open near instantly... However, that was in the context of SSD vs a traditional platter based HD, not XP/7/8. My memory of going from Vista to 7 to 8 on the same hardware (the XP to Vista jump was one not only of a new OS but also a significant and complete upgrade in hardware) is a bit hazy, but I *think* is more or less in line with what you're saying. Regarding boot times, I used to be of the same mind about them not being so important because I rarely restarted my computer. However, now that my computer boots as fast as it used to awake from sleep, I'm appreciating the decreased boot time a lot and find that I shut it down rather than putting it to sleep at night. Not a huge deal, I suppose, but a noticeable one for me!

ADDED IN EDIT: I should install Corel Paint Shop Pro to see how quickly IT loads under Windows 8 on an SSD. It was still a pig on a regular HD - anywhere from 10 to 25 seconds to load.
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