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New postPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:53 am 

"Is Windows 8 Faster than Windows 7?"

I've had this post in draft status for a couple of days but haven't had time to gather the data.

The idea:

On one PC that is at least a dual core w/3+GB RAM -- 64-bit capable CPU:
Clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Clean install of Windows 8 DP 64bit w/dev tools

Run basic benchmarking tests with both installs:
- Stanby on / off times on a clean install. I.e. wake to usable PC time
- Game performance (w/Fraps?)
- File transfer time (100GB small files, 100GB single file etc.)
- Open 50 apps at once in both OSs... how long to open?
- Close all 50 apps. How long to reopen?
- A couple more tests...

Has anyone done this? Is anyone willing?

I'd be willing to give you full credit (and an author account if you don't have one) and it will be posted on mintywhite.com (24k+ RSS readers) and reposted on MSMVPS.com.

Any takers? I can provide limited support but the expectation is that you'll have fun and gather (pretty) useful data on early Windows 8 builds... this is something we can update and retest (with the same hardware) going forward.

Thanks!



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 Post subject: Re: Is Windows 8 Faster than Windows 7?
New postPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:32 pm 
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I'd love to help out but can't get drivers to work for x64 (My Windows 7 driver will not work) :(
I'm gonna go out on a whim here and say that Windows 8 Dev Preview is a lot faster than W7 SP1.



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I'd help, but my Windows 8 machine is an x86 laptop without much oomph. I would test it on my desktop but I have a rather small SSD that I'd rather not partition. So even if I did install on that machine, Win8 would be at an immediate disadvantage because it wouldn't run on the fast fast fast drive.



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Well the window 8 beta is not that fast, but i am not sure if there is an issue with the compatibility of it with my system, as i was trying to work it out on an old system. So may be there is an issue with the system. but even if its on the new system, I dont think if it will be any FASTER!


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I am new here nice answers


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Running Windows 8 PreRelease in a dual boot with Windows 7. Biggest speed increase I see is in boot time. Other than that nothing spectacular.


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