Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hacking Windows 7

For whatever justification or religion that you may have; this post might be considered "illegal". So we will tackle this subject as "for educational purposes only".

Why Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista. It was released to the public just two years after the substantial criticism release of Windows Vista. Windows 7 is exactly the same as Windows Vista, but without the bloated features and with the newly tweaked user interface.

On the same hardware configuration, Windows XP still outperforms both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. This is the main reason why I do not recommend Windows 7 to most of the people. However, if we compare your ubiquitous 32-bit Windows XP to the new 64-bit version of Windows 7, the tables are clearly pointing out in favor of Windows 7. I did a small benchmark of WinRAR both in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 using the same machine.

Windows XP (32-bit)Windows Vista (32-bit)Windows 7 (64-bit)
WinRAR 3.91719 KB/s647 KB/s743 KB/s
Difference0 %–10 %+3.3 %

As you can see from the table, Windows 7 64-bit version is about 3% faster than the ubiquitous Windows XP. That gained speed is enough for me to permanently switch my preferred OS to Windows 7.

I got my laptop about a year ago with Windows Vista 32-bit pre-installed. It has 4GB RAM. After a few days (less than a week), I reformatted it with Windows XP because I wanted to see if Vista was really worth it. It wasn’t. My Vista 32-bit doesn’t have the full access to my 4GB RAM. The same plague that exist with all Windows 32-bit OSes. So for months, I kept using Windows XP instead of that pre-installed Vista; until I tried Windows 7 64-bit lately. I didn’t bother with the 32-bit version of Windows 7, because Windows 7 32-bit is almost the same as Windows Vista 32-bit. I am more interested with the raw unexploited power of my 64-bit CPU.

After setting up Windows 7 64-bit on my laptop, my whole 4GB RAM are clearly being utilized. My GPU is properly being used by the Aero user interface. My RAM is always full because of the SuperFetch technology. My 64-bit capable CPU is properly utilized. Windows 7 64-bit has completed my laptop, a marriage made in heaven by Microsoft.

Contributed by: Emil Baseleres


  1. Aw, this is of course incomplete, next part will be tomorrow.

  2. Ehehehe... maganda maganda. Nahirapan ako palabasin yung mga guhit-guhit sa table.