February 11, 2009 at 11:39 pm #161104
So after hearing all the rave reviews about windows 7 I decided to jump in and try it; I regret it now.
I barely have any applications or software installed and the system is very slow. Just running firefox or winamp takes atleast a a minute or two for them to show up and have the system respond. It feels like even though the system boots up and shows the desktop, it still needs like 5 minutes to finish booting up. When I do the Performance test on the system it takes atleast 10-13 minutes, when it does finish, I get lower results than others that I have seen posted. I get (from top to bottom) 2.1, 4.4, 2.2, 3.0, 2.9, the first time I ran it the hard drive gave me a 2.0, running it again gives me a 2.9.
The system cannot handle anything that it wont even respond to the brightness shortcuts. Side note, is there a way to get the Quiet/Speed mode function to work?
The battery life is pathetic compared to XP, I could get atleast 7 hours or so, Windows 7 – 5 hours.
On XP I could play Quake Live with medium settings and it would run at pretty much 30-50fps, Sammy can easily play the game, no hardware limitations. Now that I am on windows 7, I barely get 1 frame every 3 seconds, it cannot handle it at all. I dont know what I have done wrong with the system but it just cannot handle anything.
I have the following installed
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
AVG Free 8.0
Easy Battery Manager
Easy Display Manager
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
Quake Live Mozilla Plugin
Realtek High Definition Audio Drive
What on earth am I doing wrong with this? Is there something I am missing?February 12, 2009 at 8:58 am #183446Jonny BlondMember
Im not sure what is wrong from your post but something defiantly is i have win 7 with much more running and a fair few background programs. it runs fast and smooth with most of the enhanced visual effects on ( aero etc ) i can also have live tv in media center with time shift running while surfing the net no problems. did you do a clean install, dule boot or upgrade? as for battery life i have about the same but have high performance on most things.February 12, 2009 at 10:19 am #183451bannyMember
Running fine for me aswell, games testing at the moment, UT2004 works.
Not sure if Win 7 is quite as fast as XP, but its still fine, not using Firefox just IE8 which is working well.
Using PowerISO as a virtual drive, then making ISO’s on my main rig, I can install anything I want, it great.
Was torn between this and a more powerful laptop, but chose NC10 because of its portability and battery life, glad I did.
Seems more powerful than its made out to be.
My one gripe is that it dont play all my reflexive games I want.February 12, 2009 at 10:52 am #183453chrisukMember
Also had poor performance in Win7 – but only after I had installed the Samsung utilities aimed at XP (Battery Manager, Performance Manager, Magic Key etc). Even with those apps in XP compatibility mode running as admin, they seemed to slow the machine down to a crawl.
Have since uninstalled them all and performance seems to be good again. Just a thought.February 12, 2009 at 8:02 pm #183443
This is not a dual boot, I had Windows 7 on my D drive before and it seemed okay, decided to make the big jump, removed 7 from my D drive and installed it onto my C drive.
I uninstalled the samsung applications in case they might have been the XP variants (Which I don’t think they were, I got them from one of the guides to having Windows 7 on a sammy), nothing changed but I would say that they never seemed to fully work properly in the first place.
I’ve also had issues with the wireless, randomly it will not be able to connect and I have to run the troubleshooter and that’ll fix the issue. Every other boot up or so will give me a popup saying something related to the wireless connection has crashed and I have to run the troubleshooter.
If I cant find anything giving me issues then I am going to do another fresh install, maybe something goofed up.February 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm #183449TapOutMember
I really like Win 7,kind of fed up of the old XP look.
But the fact is Win7 runs slow sometimes. ex. 20-30 sec to fire up Opera, 5 minutes for Spotify.
Some other cons:
After hibernating the wireless stops to work
Manyally start EDM every time I reboot.
No subtitle(.srt) suport in WMP
IE8 is new but still sucks.
IMO Its still a great OS, WMC works great on my xbox360, can watch the news and sport from my home contry Norway(hence the bad english:)
The NC10 is my only PC for the moment, bougth it in a hurry as a temp. solution after my old Vaio broke down. However it works so nice that i migth stick with it untill win7 is relased and then buy a power laptop and see how it preforms with the 7.February 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm #183448asitmcMember
although I didn’t see any significant, noticeable performance upgrade from vista, I didn’t find it to be slow or anything. Maybe there’s something going on with your nc10. Try reinstalling it? wipe out the whole drive and do it again and see how it does without installing the aforementioned samsung programs designed for xp.February 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm #183450TruneMember
i expect its AVG. it crippled my NC10 too…February 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm #183447Billy RubinMember
i expect its AVG. it crippled my NC10 too…
Not here, AVG free is not using many clock cycles just sitting in the systray.February 22, 2009 at 6:02 pm #183444
Sorry for not updating sooner been busy and troubleshooting something like this was kinda difficult.
I formatted my system, didnt connect to the internet right away(Thought maybe it was spyware or something). Installed just a few things and the system already crapped out on me again. Loading files/videos or anything of interest took a very long time to load. Started digging through the services that were running and I notice that AVG resident shield was boosting my CPU usage up to 99%. Uninstalled AVG and all my problems went away.
Boot up time w/ AVG : 87 seconds
Boot up time w/o AVG: 50 seconds
Loading a 720p video w/ AVG: 1 minute
Loading a 720p video w/o AVG: 7 seconds
Staying away from AVG from now on. Whats another antivirus I can use that works well with windows 7?February 22, 2009 at 8:36 pm #183445summertanMember
AVG is heavy on resources no matter they claim the opposite.
I use free Avira. It’s faster, lighter and better at viruses than AVG.February 28, 2009 at 2:13 am #183454audiobookmanMember
i use avast, i dumped avg as it was too cpu hungry, avast is also freeware (home edition) and uses very little processing power.
royMarch 2, 2009 at 10:08 am #183442jezMember
After my McAfee trial expired I went to Avast. Been very happy with it. No noticable probs. Here’s hoping it does the job :)!March 20, 2009 at 9:14 pm #183455mark2134Member
Agree AVG is very heavy on usage. It even crippled my desktop. Use it on trial for 3 days only.March 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm #183452LoganMember
Avast is brilliant. Been using it for years now.
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