Who is to Blame on Windows Vista Performance Issues?

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There have been a lot of complaints going around in the web of slow start-ups and shut-downs of Windows Vista after they have ugraded their Windows XP box. There were also some complains on newly purchased hardware where Windows Vista took 5 to ten minutes to start and shutdown.

Microsoft denied reports that Windows Vista is slow and passed the finger on vendors configuration.

I have experienced Windows Vista running extremely slow after upgrading some Windows XP machines. I don’t think there is a fault on Windows Vista but it is common sense that performance would suffer given that I have upgraded the OS without upgrading the machine. I have not experienced any performance issues on newly purchased hardware machines given the Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB or RAM on it.

Windows Vista definitely needs a high end machine and complaints on performance issues could very well be traced to machine specs.

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  • Kathleen Joie Antonio

    I am a Vista technician and the bugs in using Windows Vista is really common because several programs and applications are not yet accepted by the new operating system. I belive Microsoft is still working on it and posts updates on the list of software that is Vista-certified. The slow performance may also be due to the low memory of the system, its processor and its video card. Since Windows Vista is full of graphics (with the Aero feature), the new OS requires high capacity in terms of memory. To enjoy Vista you should have at least 1G memory module, 512MB video card & 1GHz processor. For compatibility issues, they are a couple of patches that software manufacturers release for use with Vista. Hope this helps

  • octavarium

    Although I haven’t tried out Vista myself, it is true that people shouldn’t expect the new operating system to have the same startup and shutdown times, after all, it is a new system of which functionality and new features have been added in an attempt to make it a better system. So yes, it will be higher in terms of system load and resources, and that means ultimately to affect system performance and running times as well. Although knowing Microsoft, there are probably a few tweaks and changes that could be make to speed up the system, after all, they put out so much stuff into Windows (most you dont even need) that everything slows down.

  • jerry

    Take a look at the event viewer. Look into “Application and Service Logs’/Microsoft/Windows/Diagnostics-Performance/Operational. This log will show the causes of startup, shutdown, sleep, and wakeup delays.For example on my machine, communicator slowed my shutdown by 1.1 seconds.

    This application caused a delay in the system shutdown process:
    File Name : communicator.exe
    Friendly Name : Microsoft Office Communicator 2005
    Version : 1.0.559.183 (RTC Version 4.3.5371.0) built by: lcs_se_istanbul_qfe
    Total Time : 2943ms
    Degradation Time : 1143ms
    Incident Time (UTC) : 4/10/2007 8:36:09 PM

  • http://stalal.spaces.live.com Talal Shah Bukhari

    I dont know why, but I am getting the great performance on my PC while using Windows VISTA Business Edition..
    I got P-4 2.66 Ghz, 1GB RAM.
    Although I am not using any external Graphics Card but still I am havig the Excellent Results better then XP I gotta say…

  • Phil

    I noticed significant performance degredation on my laptop after upgrading from XP to Vista. After happening upon an article about the very aggressive nature of the Indexing/File search service, I disabled the service. Presto — my machine now flies.

    On a separate XP machine I downloaded and installed Windows Desktop Search, which (predictably) resulted in very poor performance.

    These are, of course, my own qualitative measures of performance (time to start programs, time to do standard tasks, etc.)

    I think that whoever developed Windows Desktop Search (and corresponding components in Vista) was overly-aggressive when coding the algorithm to index files. Possible reasons include only testing their code on machines with 10,000 RMP hard drives, or something silly like that.

    This bug is exacerbated on laptop computers, with slower drives.

    Try this experiment yourself and let me know what you find.

  • etalent

    With regards to issues in the performance of window vista. There are two important setup to consider before installing it into your box.

    First, you have to know whether your machine is capable to run under vista’s least hardware requirements.

    Second, consideration of upgrade of your drivers to fully support its hardware functionality.

    IF NOT..do not try to change your OS..always remember that your DATA is valuable than VISTA..

  • Ted Kritzler

    Whenever possible, you should install Vista on a clean, unpartitioned hard drive. That way, desktop search won’t have to index the Cruft of running any Windows for years without formatting and reloading the OS. (Which I believe should be done every 12-18 months)

  • Tom Deal

    I don’t believe that the Vista issues are NOT MicroSoft’s fault. I have a new, high performance notebook. Vista functioned fine for about 4 months and then degraded just as so many others have noted. Further, Microsoft’s website is a joke in regards to all of these errors. My computer is slowing down daily and I don’t seem to find any resolve when searching the web.

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