Windows 10: curious about two performance differences between Win10 and Win7

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  1. johnhoh Win User

    curious about two performance differences between Win10 and Win7


    I just upgraded from Win7 to a clean install of Win10. Hardware specs are fairly high performance, using a clean boot with no startup programs for now, systems are identical other than the OS. Here are the two things that I notice that are different.

    On Win10 my programs load a tad bit quicker. What takes a second on Win7 to load takes maybe 0.5 seconds to load on Win10. This is good and I don't really need to understand why but if anyone knows why, go ahead and weigh in.

    On Win10 the keyboard-repeat does not traverse as smoothly as on Win7. I use the fastest repeat rate for the keyboard. Much of my work is in editing text documents and working on spreadsheets. In each case its common for me to hold down an arrow key as the cursor screams across the page. On Win7 this happened super quickly and super smoothly. But on Win10 it stutters just a bit. To see what I mean, open up notepad. Set your keyboard repeat rate on the maximum. Press and hold the A key. You will then see 50 consecutive As in perhaps three seconds. On Win7 this happened perfectly smoothly. On Win10, I get a slight stutter, a brief pause every three quarters of a second or so. Its subtle, most people might not even not notice it. Its not a deal breaker but I would like to figure out why it is happening. If there is an easy way I could run a trace of whats happening in those few seconds on each system I would do it. Thanks.

    :)
     
    johnhoh, Apr 23, 2019
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  2. johnhoh Win User

    curious about two performance differences between Win10 and Win7


    I just upgraded from Win7 to a clean install of Win10. Hardware specs are fairly high performance, using a clean boot with no startup programs for now, systems are identical other than the OS. Here are the two things that I notice that are different.

    On Win10 my programs load a tad bit quicker. What takes a second on Win7 to load takes maybe 0.5 seconds to load on Win10. This is good and I don't really need to understand why but if anyone knows why, go ahead and weigh in.

    On Win10 the keyboard-repeat does not traverse as smoothly as on Win7. I use the fastest repeat rate for the keyboard. Much of my work is in editing text documents and working on spreadsheets. In each case its common for me to hold down an arrow key as the cursor screams across the page. On Win7 this happened super quickly and super smoothly. But on Win10 it stutters just a bit. To see what I mean, open up notepad. Set your keyboard repeat rate on the maximum. Press and hold the A key. You will then see 50 consecutive As in perhaps three seconds. On Win7 this happened perfectly smoothly. On Win10, I get a slight stutter, a brief pause every three quarters of a second or so. Its subtle, most people might not even not notice it. Its not a deal breaker but I would like to figure out why it is happening. If there is an easy way I could run a trace of whats happening in those few seconds on each system I would do it. Thanks.
     
    johnhoh, Jun 28, 2019
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  3. Scoobydu Win User
    homegroup win10 not recognize printer & scanner on win7 computer

    Thank you so much for the quick response to my problem.

    my devices I am trying to access on the win7 computer are:

    Printer: Stylus Photo R200

    Scanner: Perfection 4180

    I had these originally on my computer B4 win10 install. After the install they did not work. That is why I connected to my other win7 computer. The win7 is within my Homegroup and when I access thru win10 I get access to docs, picts, videos, etc but not
    the above devices. Reversing this, accessing my win10 computer from the win7, I get the icon my Epson Workforce 310 printer which I set up on the win7 computer for printing as well as the above devices.

    Went to Epson website on the win7 comp & found the recommended driver for win7. Did the same on the win10 comp to find drivers for win10. (Did not update these drivers yet.) Apparently they have 2 different drivers dependent on WIN version. Both drivers
    are up to date.

    Is it possible the drivers are not compatible and this accounts for these devices not showing up on the win10 machine? Don't know if win10 driver will work on win7. I may try to set these up on win10 machine. If work can upgrade win7 to win10.

    I tried steps 1 & 2. Step 3, I know I have devices set to show on the network.

    Any other suggestions/comments??
     
    Scoobydu, Jun 28, 2019
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  4. pepanee Win User

    curious about two performance differences between Win10 and Win7

    curious about two performance differences between Win10 and Win7


    Yes. When I hold down a character in Notepad and follow it with my eyes, it does slightly jump; technically speaking, it is not as smooth as it should be, by definition.

    Windows 10 runs a lot of background data. So yes, that may contribute to that.

    I would suggest you to also upgrade your video card drivers. It's possible that this could help this.

    But like I said earlier, there are many different aspects that are contributing to this glitchiness in Windows 10. Honestly, I don't believe you will be able to have that flow at a perfectly smooth rate.
     
    pepanee, Jun 28, 2019
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