After installing Windows 7, and being very happy with it, I started to notice that my graphics were really struggling. I’m not running anything particularly powerfull, so was starting to think it was just that I needed a better graphics card. When I was moving between windows and using remote desktop the refresh was really painfull and causing the laptop to really work hard.
However, perhaps I was just stupid and didnt think of this, but after my install I switched on the rotating background groups to give me a different background picture every so many minutes. What I hadn’t realised is that this switched a load of Aero features on, and it was this that was causing all the graphics issues for me. I switched back to Windows 7 Basic and everything is lovely and fast again.
Wahoo… go windows 7 yeah!