Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Martinsburg, WV
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Window 7 vs Windows 8 Internet speeds

    I'm running a dual boot Win 7 / Win 8 PC. Running Speedtest after booting to Win 7 gives me speeds of 17.87 Mbps upload / 4.2 Mbps download. Running the test again after booting to Win 8 gives me speeds of only 1.86 Mbps upload / 4.27 Mbps download. Do you know if something in Windows 8 can provide false data? My feeling is that the speed in Windows 8 is much higher than indicated.

  2. Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

    Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Silver Lounger mrjimphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,137
    Thanks
    202
    Thanked 206 Times in 198 Posts
    How does the browsing speed seem to be? Much slower in W8, or about the same? If it seems about the same, then it probably is.

    If it is slower in W8, you may have a bunch of stuff running (in particular, Browser Helper Objects) in W8 that isn't running in W7.

  4. #3
    Bronze Lounger DrWho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,216
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 159 Times in 124 Posts
    Out of the box, Windows 8 is the 800# gorilla on the bus. It's HUGE!

    I tweak and tune everything, even my car, lawn mower, etc. So tweaking and tuning W8 for peak performance was nothing new to me. I started tweaking Windows with Win-95.
    On most windows setups that I see (as a working computer tech) I can double the speed by just cutting out the BS and tweaking for better performance.

    Now, I run XP, Win-7, Win-8 and even Win8.1 and I work the internet with all four, and I see no real difference in speed as to how fast web pages come up, etc.

    Good Luck and Happy Computing!
    The Doctor
    Experience is truly the best teacher.

    Backup! Backup! Backup! GHOST Rocks!

  5. #4
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    2,719
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked 333 Times in 302 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    Out of the box, Windows 8 is the 800# gorilla on the bus. It's HUGE!
    What does that mean?

    Windows 8 disk space requirements are the same as Windows 7 (in theory and in practice): Windows 8 disk space usage vs Windows 7

    Bruce

  6. #5
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    274
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
    We have a Windows 7 / Windows 8 dual-boot system. Testing at speedtest.comcast.net the results are nearly identical for both versions of Windows (Download approx. 34Mbps / Upload approx. 5.6Mbps)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •