is Win 10 faster than Win 7 on an older laptop

Got win 7 on a laptop and its a bit slugish at times.

Would win 10 tend to be quicker?  Use resources better?

Thanks
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
When your computer gets sluggish we tend to do a complete rebuild.

A refresh of the OS will clear up many issues that you may have.

Try deleting all temp files on your computer

How much disk space you have left?

How much memory you have ?

HTH
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think the short answer is: Not enough to be worth it. Old computers are just that: Old.

Follow Thomas's advice on a rebuild to see if that speeds things up.

Windows 10 IS faster than Windows 7 but on good hardware. I have a Windows 10 laptop and a Window 7 Desktop and the Windows 10 machine is faster (both i5 CPU's and fast hard drives and lots of memory)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I agree with John - likely not enough to be noticeable.  But I would upgrade since you can for free.  But be prepared to do a CLEAN install AFTER you upgrade if the upgrade doesn't help your performance.

You should make sure your laptop has 8 GB of RAM if possible - and upgrade to 8 if possible and you don't have it.  You can also dramatically improve performance by installing an SSD hard drive and then reloading.
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feck1Author Commented:
A complete install of win 10 is better than keeping files or does it make any difference ?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
If you make sure to copy your data files first

Wipe the hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows 10

Do you gave the retail copy?

The free download version will not do a fresh install only does in place upgrades
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feck1Author Commented:
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"The free download version will not do a fresh install only does in place upgrades"

No retail copy

I thought there was an option to wipe everything with the free download
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
That's correct no fresh install with free version of Windows 10

Do a fresh install of Windows 7 after applying all updates then do the Windows 10 upgrade

HTH
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rindiCommented:
From experience Windows 10 may be a little faster, but usually the difference in speed is hard to notice. But I would certainly recommend doing the upgrade, as it is free and works well.

I just suggest that when you install Windows 10, to look at the installation and alsways select the advanced options, and disable all the crapps, as most of them want to "phone home", which increases the internet usage and slows that speed, and they are all useless anyway and tend to give data out that isn't necessary.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you use the Media Creation link to do the upgrade to Windows 10, there is an option to KEEP NOTHING which is essentially a fresh install.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
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rindiCommented:
That's correct no fresh install with free version of Windows 10

Do a fresh install of Windows 7 after applying all updates then do the Windows 10 upgrade

With the new build of Windows 10 you should be able to install Windows 10 directly, but you may need the valid product key of Windows 7. With the Original build that wasn't yet possible, but once the system was upgraded, you could always do a clean installation after that.

You also don't need all Windows 7 updates if you are upgrading. You can directly upgrade to Windows 10.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You must UPGRADE once.  After you've upgraded once, you computer has been "logged" as having Windows 10.  Future installs can be done WITHOUT upgrading / using Windows 10 media.  

You can create Windows 10 media for a clean install.

In the current (or soon to be) release of Windows 10 you should be able to use your Windows 7 or 8 keys to install / activate Windows 10.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Lee is very correct about what happens after upgrading once, but to be clear: If your Windows 7 machine is running, you can to the link I posted, choose to upgrade to Windows 10 and at the appropriate question, choose "Keep Nothing" and get a clean, fresh install for all practical purposes.
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rindiCommented:
That with having to upgrade once, as I mentioned above, is no longer required with the new November build of Windows 10.
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McKnifeCommented:
True, Rindi.
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nobusCommented:
what laptop are we speaking about?  post the model please
the only methods i know for speeding up laptops are :
1- increase the ram to 4 GB - or more if possible
2- install an SSD
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@feck1 - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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