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Windows and ubuntu - Windows and Ubuntu
@shskumbla (3341)
India
September 4, 2011 12:22am CST
I have with my computer both windows OS and Ubuntu OS .Ubuntu OS is more faster than Windows in my computer.Is Windows OS runs slow if we install Ubuntu OS? or is the hard disc ruins because of Ubuntu?
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12 responses
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
4 Sep 11
Oh pal, I can't answer your questions because I am not interested in IT stuff and I am an IT-savvy person.
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
O.K. thanks for reading my discussion
• Singapore
5 Sep 11
Welcome & have a great wk!:)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
I used to have both Windows and Ubuntu dual-booting on my unit. I installed Ubuntu using Wubi so it's just like a regular application running on Windows. I hardly noticed any system degradation when Ubuntu was running on my Windows system. I was always using them, especially Ubuntu for my internet browsing. I suggest you try re-installing your Ubuntu, or try scanning your Windows system for malicious apps.
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
I got some idea about OS speaking people.According to them, both Ubuntu and Windows if installed, the computers hard disc- damages. It may be the Motherboard;since the Ubuntu OS when it is shut down, the computer goes off very fast;but not Windows.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
Since you're using a dual boot environment, the Windows OS won't be affected when you're using Ubuntu, since it's turned of. I don't see how dual booting can affect your hardware in terms of breaking it. I don't think dual booting will cause your hard disk to fail. If you're running ubuntu then have a windows VM and then turn of ubuntu while the windows VM is still shutting down, it won't damage your hard disk at all, since the VM is using a virtual space in your machine. Also, you can tweak windows to turn of faster. The lag time in turning off a computer is just the time windows is waiting for a response from the other applications. Lessening the time to an ideal length wouldn't hurt. By default in window's vista, it's 20 seconds. I tweaked mine to shutdown in 7 seconds. It doesn't damage my computer at all
@gcyono (38)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 11
I think it is OK. No problem. So please do it.
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
o.k
• India
4 Sep 11
The speed of the computer may be effected a bit because of both the OS running on it since at the time of booting it will inspect for both. Better keep only one
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
O.K. by installing both OS, computer should run slightly slow. But my question is that- will it attack the hard disc or motherboard?
@2wicelot (2948)
4 Sep 11
I use windows and ubuntu too. There doesn't seem to be any problems between the two operating systems. Windows is generally slower than ubuntu because of all the extra overheads. It gets slower as well as more entries are made into the registry as you install new software on to it. I don't think uninstalling ubuntu would help that at all. But there are a lot of software that run better on windows than on ubuntu. Some actually do not run on ubuntu but run on windows. Likewise there some that are more optimised for ubuntu than windows. So it is a wise idea to have them both as you may probably need one operating system over the other at various times.
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
In Ubuntu Internet goes more speedily. For installing,some other software Windows is good
@ABMI04 (22)
• India
4 Sep 11
i think Ubuntu OS are generally with high configuration and Win OS it affects the system and may lead to hard disc ruins
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
Read your comment I suspect about it.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
4 Sep 11
I like Window OS and in my computer Window XP is there and I think it best than Ubantu OS. For general use XP is good but in server Ubantu is good..
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
I also think in the same way. Windows Operating system is user friendly; but Ubuntu is not. but it has one very good feature that is it will not receive virus
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
4 Sep 11
No as far as I know, as I too am using the windows OS and Ubuntu . I did not face any speed problems.[b][/b]
@shskumbla (3341)
• India
5 Sep 11
Thanks for giving information about your computers OS
• India
7 Apr 12
Hello,i think windows is running slow because of ram..I think the reason for this problem is ram because it plays a key role in maintaining a good speed in your operating system..so i think you should change your ram..windows has speed.. Happy Mylotting!!!
• India
5 Sep 11
I am from windows based country but am amazed to see many of native people aware of ubuntu and they using it.How come I know nothing about it?I worked on linux based programs in an govt office but that was a dedicated program.I am friendly with windows or you can say I have never got any chance to use other OS.I am curious to work and learn with MAC and Ubuntu..as I heard these are fast and more safe than that of windows OS.
@akp100 (13325)
• India
5 Sep 11
Hi Surely two OS in one system can slow down the system little bit. About windows os.. if you are using windows 7 then it requires more RAM so if you RAM is less then your system can be also slow down. And also for windows 7 you need more good precessor.. With old system it can not work properly. If you having new and well configured system then It should be work properly.. I don't know much about linux so I can't say more about them.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
It can pose a problem if you're using page files and your hard disk is almost full, and you're RAM (or memory) can't give what what windows is asking for. Page files is a way of increasing your computer's memory by using the hard disk as a swap area of files. Technical terms aside, a page file is like a military outpost. It's not where the security, equipment and food is heavily concentrated, but it's works as an intermediary between the home base and the enemy base. So these 3 matters need to be true to make windows sluggish because of the dual-boot of ubuntu and windows. 1. If you're using page files 2. Your hard disk is almost full (ideal free space would be at least 4 GB. 3. if you windows needs more RAM. (do take note that 32 bit systems can only use up to 3GB of RAM, even if you install 4GB or 8GB RAM, it will only use 4. Use a 64-bit OS if you want a larger RAM size) Generally speaking though, Ubuntu is much much much faster than Windows. Boot up and shut-down speeds are real measures of how much faster ubuntu is.