Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by egy195, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. egy195 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, merry Christmas to you all :)
    Recently I got a crappy laptop for college homework and researches and I put windows 7 on it but it's so slow booting up and opening applications, it's a lenovo g 50-30 and I read on multiple sites that windows 8.1 is much lighter on resources than 7, is that true?
    Will my laptop be faster on 8.1?

    PROCESSOR: INTEL CELERON N2830 (1M CACHE, 2.16 GHZ UP TO 2.41 GHZ)
    MEMORY: 4GB DDR3 RAM 1333
    HARD DRIVE: 500GB HDD
    GRAPHICS: INTEL HD GRAPHICS 4000
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There is no reason that machine should be slow under Windows 7. I have found Windows 8.1 to be faster at start up but be overall about the same in terms of performance as Windows 7.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    You're asking help for a Lenovo computer, I'm not sure there will be a lot of specific help with that here at MacRumors, but I will throw in my $.02

    I'm running windows 7 at work, and its just as fast as my windows 8 installation on my Mac here at home. I'd say you may have some stuff loaded that is slowing it down. When was the last time you did a clean install of the OS?

    I'd back everything up first of course.
     

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