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    win 7-win 8 pro

    For those who dual boot.


    Hello,

    I would like to know if any of you who dual boot see any performance difference between 2 OS. I dual boot on my laptop with Win 7 and Win 8 ,both 64 bits and using the latest version of VLC player on both of them i can see that the video playback is smoother on Win 7 than in Win 8 for the same video file. With Windows Media player it`s the same as well with Media player classic.Has anybody experienced the same? Do you have other issues between the 2 OS ?
    Thanks.

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    Booting is faster with Win8 -- but that is by design, as booting into Win7 requires a reboot, which takes time.

    Overall performance seems zippier, but I haven't done any actual benchmarks, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto01 View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know if any of you who dual boot see any performance difference between 2 OS. I dual boot on my laptop with Win 7 and Win 8 ,both 64 bits and using the latest version of VLC player on both of them i can see that the video playback is smoother on Win 7 than in Win 8 for the same video file. With Windows Media player it`s the same as well with Media player classic.Has anybody experienced the same? Do you have other issues between the 2 OS ?
    Thanks.
    Absolutely no difference in video play back but I use WMC.

    The real issue is Windows 8 is not dual boot friendly, don't believe me, try removing Windows 8 from the dual boot and see what happens.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The real issue is Windows 8 is not dual boot friendly, don't believe me, try removing Windows 8 from the dual boot and see what happens.
    Is this true -- even if you changed the default boot OS to Win7, first?
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Running both systems from SSDs, I did not really notice any performance difference. In measurements, there might be some, but in real life, it's a wash.
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  6. #6


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto01 View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know if any of you who dual boot see any performance difference between 2 OS. I dual boot on my laptop with Win 7 and Win 8 ,both 64 bits and using the latest version of VLC player on both of them i can see that the video playback is smoother on Win 7 than in Win 8 for the same video file. With Windows Media player it`s the same as well with Media player classic.Has anybody experienced the same? Do you have other issues between the 2 OS ?
    Thanks.
    Absolutely no difference in video play back but I use WMC.

    The real issue is Windows 8 is not dual boot friendly, don't believe me, try removing Windows 8 from the dual boot and see what happens.
    I dual booted Windows 7 and pre-release versions of Windows 8 and had no problem deleting Windows 8 as I moved to newer releases and on to RTM.

    Jim
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto01 View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know if any of you who dual boot see any performance difference between 2 OS. I dual boot on my laptop with Win 7 and Win 8 ,both 64 bits and using the latest version of VLC player on both of them i can see that the video playback is smoother on Win 7 than in Win 8 for the same video file. With Windows Media player it`s the same as well with Media player classic.Has anybody experienced the same? Do you have other issues between the 2 OS ?
    Thanks.
    Sounds like a driver issue for W8.
    Check the graphics driver.
    Last edited by Dave76; 08 Feb 2013 at 23:02.
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    On my system, windows 8 and windows 7, x64, all drivers updated, with some programs:
    Windows 8 performs better than windows 7.
    Memory usage 30% vs 39% on windows 7.
    Firefox rarely hangs on w8, occasionally on w7.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto01 View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know if any of you who dual boot see any performance difference between 2 OS. I dual boot on my laptop with Win 7 and Win 8 ,both 64 bits and using the latest version of VLC player on both of them i can see that the video playback is smoother on Win 7 than in Win 8 for the same video file. With Windows Media player it`s the same as well with Media player classic.Has anybody experienced the same? Do you have other issues between the 2 OS ?
    Thanks.
    Absolutely no difference in video play back but I use WMC.

    The real issue is Windows 8 is not dual boot friendly, don't believe me, try removing Windows 8 from the dual boot and see what happens.
    I dual booted Windows 7 and pre-release versions of Windows 8 and had no problem deleting Windows 8 as I moved to newer releases and on to RTM.

    Jim
    This isn't the norm I can assure you. Dual boot on the same drive then remove Windows 8, and see what happens.

    Everyone else ends up with the boot files missing, this has already been complained about so many time's I've lost count and it's happened to me as well. The problem is fixable but it's hardly worth the effort.
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  10. #10


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    This isn't the norm I can assure you. Dual boot on the same drive then remove Windows 8, and see what happens.
    I must have a magic system. I have done exactly that on a number of occasions and never had a problem. I do have the System Reserved partition so maybe that is the secret. I used Brinks Tutorial and it just works.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8



    Jim
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