Vista vs XP speed issue



  • I use the right-click > extract here item a LOT for multi par RAR-compressed files.

    Subjectively, the operation is MUCH faster in Vista than XP.

    I wonder if you could check this out under lab conditions?

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    what is faster? start of process or overall speed?
    Vista does pre-caching better than XP, so it will be faster in ideal conditions.



  • @spwolf:

    what is faster? start of process or overall speed?
    Vista does pre-caching better than XP, so it will be faster in ideal conditions.

    Both! The actual progress bars appear faster (in XP takes a sec or two, even on repeated ops, until the dialogue box has filled and started working) and the process itself seems quicker than XP, even after repeated ops under XP.

    As repeated runs don’t seem to speed up the operation, is the pre-caching of Vista (superfetch? - the caching of program code not data code) relevant?

    This is something quite noticable since returning to XP as my main OS.

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    yeah, vista will be faster as you noticed… prefetch is quite useful. I got XP laptop after having Vista for a while, and my own impression was that XP was slower for stuff that I was using it for.

    Of course, Windows 7 is faster than Vista in some major operations (where Vista had bugs), so thats really the best choice if you can deal with some minor issues here and there.


  • conexware

    p.s. if repeated actions are not fasters, it means it was already cached by prefetch.



  • Just got the Win 7 beta installed and will be checking it out.

    Regards

    Guy


  • conexware

    its best ever :).

    few small issues but not that annoying.

    Actual speed of application is tiny bit slower than Vista, but all internal applications are faster (a lot) and perception is that it is very fast overall.


  • conexware

    p.s. that small slowdown when starting shell will be gone in 11.5 release 🙂



  • @spwolf:

    p.s. that small slowdown when starting shell will be gone in 11.5 release 🙂

    Hopefully it wil be available soon. I’m looking for something to do. 🙂


 

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