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Is it Aero that adds the extra resources that may be the reason, Windows 7 is perceived to require more RAM? If you disable it, then maybe it's more on par with XP or even makes better use of RAM?
 

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Is it Aero that adds the extra resources that may be the reason, Windows 7 is perceived to require more RAM? If you disable it, then maybe it's more on par with XP or even makes better use of RAM?
From my understanding, Windows Vista and 7 both allocate large amounts of RAM namely for cache purposes. It'll give this up should a demanding app require it.

Yes it appears more RAM is used, and likely is, but it's not as huge as a difference as some make it to be IMO. Better if your RAM is being used than sitting empty as well. Means things and load faster.
 

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Windows 7 does use more RAM than XP, but 2GB is still plenty. I have 2GB in my laptop and it runs perfectly fine.
 

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windows 7 uses all your ram but that only makes it faster(google). it also looks better and is more responive. But i would get a 4670 or something before spending your money on an os.
 

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windows 7 uses all your ram but that only makes it faster(google). it also looks better and is more responive. But i would get a 4670 or something before spending your money on an os.
If you really believe that superfetch makes things faster.. you are suckered into all the propaganda.
 

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Still going enaberif?

I personally find Windows 7 stays running better than XP did. XP always seems to end up getting pretty sluggish, unless you do some heavy tweaking. Whether or not it's SuperFetch related, I don't know.

Granted after doing a clean Win7 install, it still feels way faster than the "old" Win7 install, but the difference doesn't seem as huge as it was with XP.
 

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It does make things faster. If you believe otherwise then it's just because you haven't used Vista and/or Windows 7 enough to see it.
I've used both Vista and Windows 7 and don't find it ANY faster than Windows XP with the same hardware and ram.
 

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some things have improved liek searching and stuff..but the zippiness of the system..at least with low size ram like the afformentioned 2 gigers, cant beat xp.
 

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