Vista Ultimate x64 Performance Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Mike Benton, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Mike Benton

    Mike Benton Guest

    I have a new laptop with Vista Ultimate x64. Aside from the base
    installation I installed Office 2007 Professional and I use Yahoo! music for
    downloads.

    With my new laptop, most of the time I will power it on to browse the web. I
    hit the power button walk away for about 15-20 minutes and usually it is
    done doing whatever it does that keeps the utilization at 100%. I did
    install Procman.exe and have watched the activity. To me it looks like
    svchost.exe reads and writes about every file on the laptop.

    Now I've seen 3rd party software out there that claims to enhance the
    performance of Vista. From what I remember, this is partially accomplished
    by 'tweaking' svchost processes. I'm not sure if the software actually
    works.....and what I lose by possibly disabling these features. Essentially,
    I feel like I may have purchased my last Windows-based pc.

    I have another laptop that I use with XP Pro. As a software developer (IBM
    Websphere), I do all my work there. Why does my XP machine run so much more
    efficiently than Vista? Is it because I have the 'ultimate' version....so
    the machine is bogged down running services that I never use?

    It's faster for me to get in my car and drive to work to surf the web than
    it is to grab my Vista laptop from its bag and use it.....
     
    Mike Benton, Aug 15, 2007
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  2. Mike Benton

    Mike Benton Guest

    Also, with a 6MB Internet connection my laptop started downloading 'Windows
    Updates' at 7:39. It is now 8:08 and it is only 32% complete on the install.
    On one hand I happy to maintain a secure pc, but on the other hand I hate
    the wait time. Again, if I want to grab my laptop to do a quick search on
    the Internet I can forget it.

    My updates just completed and I now have to restart. Nice. Maybe with the
    next reboot I will only have to wait 10 minutes....
     
    Mike Benton, Aug 15, 2007
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  3. Mike Benton

    John Barnes Guest

    When you first use your Vista computer it does spend a lot of time creating
    its search indexes and shadow copies of a lot of files. You will appreciate
    the quicker searches and possibly the shadow copies at some point. You can
    go into the indexing options (control panel \ System and Maintenance \
    indexing options) and reduce the areas to index. If I recall you can also
    set the priority of the svchost that is doing the indexing to a lower
    priority so you can do other activities.


    "Mike Benton" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Also, with a 6MB Internet connection my laptop started downloading
    > 'Windows Updates' at 7:39. It is now 8:08 and it is only 32% complete on
    > the install. On one hand I happy to maintain a secure pc, but on the other
    > hand I hate the wait time. Again, if I want to grab my laptop to do a
    > quick search on the Internet I can forget it.
    >
    > My updates just completed and I now have to restart. Nice. Maybe with the
    > next reboot I will only have to wait 10 minutes....
     
    John Barnes, Aug 15, 2007
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