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Subject: Re: Microsoft's Ballmer: Windows 7 is nearly fin Date: 1/9/2009 9:53 AM
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"I was assuming that, since it was on a Mac, the Windows partition hadn't been used a whole lot (relatively speaking) and hadn't really bogged down yet."

In my most recent experience bringing a new but same enough workstation on lime with XP, to duplicate my older but fairly trusty one of 7 years, I was looking forward to that fresh install non clogged performance.

BUT I was quickly reminded as I installed all my drivers and apps and perhaps worse yet all MS's major service packs and piecemeal updates that in even a short amount of time a system (and a registry) can be weighed down and made uglier than on it's installation birthday. No, I'm not doing anything particularly nasty or demanding or notorious - I was careful to go slow and consider impact. And while It's not as bad as it will be after months & years of usual use & occasional application & driver installs & installs it's already most of the way there towards being a lesser performing sloth. Since I hadn't expected that so soon I thought I'd share that observation.
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