Windows Thread, Do official updates decrease performance? in Technical; I am running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on a quad core opteron.
I'm noticing logon is a bit slower than ...
27th November 2009, 07:29 PM #1
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Do official updates decrease performance?
I am running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on a quad core opteron.
I'm noticing logon is a bit slower than it used to be...is it unfounded or do folk think the idea that microsoft updates start to slow performance down on fresh installs is true?
Not that there's much you can do about it, I was just curious?
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27th November 2009, 08:42 PM #2
27th November 2009, 10:39 PM #3
Menuet OS is what then? assembly based... runs off a floppy (can't do a lot admittedly)
Windows 7 hasn't slowed a lot down since I installed it at work or even at home... My Docs/Pics/Videos etc keep 'em empty or lightly populated and it keeps it happy.
Thanks to DrPerceptron from:
28th November 2009, 11:27 AM #4
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I must confess I was running 64-bit Ubuntu Studio before Windows 7 but was hooked in when MS gave a free version of Win 7 Ultimate at some conference I was at.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
I love my monitor, with built-in cam/mic, but the linux kernel doesn't, hence the move. I have been using linux since the 90s but I just don't have the inclination anymore to spend days/weeks getting a bit of hardware working. The days of messing with refresh rates and kernel modules are over...any linux I am running these days is a headless server.
28th November 2009, 11:40 AM #5
I haven't noticed any slowdown on any of my Windows 7 machines. I've also built several fresh ones over the last week and they did not seem any slower after running Windows Update than before.
It's far more likely that the gradual accumulation of application software you've added since installing is behind any performance loss.
28th November 2009, 05:25 PM #6
It entirely depends on what the update does. It could effect performance (eg I remember installing a Win ME update that caused my CPU to run at approx. 99%) but by the same token it could improve performance if it fixes an issue or improves how some process is performed.
30th November 2009, 10:54 AM #7
Certainly the process of constantly downloading \ installing auto updates kills the machine... my Vista x64 and XP SP3 at home both grinding to a halt recently in a frenzy of HD activity then at the end the scheduled reboot box - practically every day I've used either machine in the last 2 weeks!
Remember when XP was released it was meant to be the end of reboots for software installs
30th November 2009, 11:16 AM #8
There's only one cure, the ssd!
30th November 2009, 11:32 AM #9
Windows seems to make a right mess of the HDD drive even when installing on brand new kit.
From bitter experience now, I have started routinely running defrags on new kit after I've installed the OS and software and apply the updates. It's unbelievable how fragmented files can be even when the drive is 90% free!
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