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Posted · Original PosterOP

I need Java ,SQL and all other stuff installed on my laptop for my studies.the problem is that it really sucks the life out of windows,my laptop gets laggy. I did a fresh install recently and it runs much better.

However I need to install these programs again.i was thinking of using a virtual machine but the last time I did that the performance loss was too great for everyday use.i have an i5 6th gen cpu,940mx 2gb graphics and (sadly)hdd.is there a way to install them without affecting windows? It can be any solution other than a VM I don't mind

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Running both Windows and a bunch of VMs on a single harddrive is a bad idea, especially with SQL. I'd buy an SSD and an external enclosure. Clone your Windows to the SSD, use the HDD as an external drive to run your VM on.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NelizMastr said:

Running both Windows and a bunch of VMs on a single harddrive is a bad idea, especially with SQL. I'd buy an SSD and an external enclosure. Clone your Windows to the SSD, use the HDD as an external drive to run your VM on.

The price of ssd in India is very high and currenty cant spend that much on it.

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You could just install all of those programs again, but not have them constantly running in the background.

Installed programs don't affect performance as long as they aren't running.

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1 minute ago, parthm said:

The price of ssd in India is very high and currenty cant spend that much on it.

Then you'll have to live with the fact that your programs (when running) will cause overall slowdown. SQL is a tough program and hammers your disk when hard at work, and it also likes a good amount of RAM, so yeah. Wanting to do a lot at once on a performance limited system while expecting perofmance to stay top notch is unrealistic, I'm afraid.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

You could just install all of those programs again, but not have them constantly running in the background.

Installed programs don't affect performance as long as they aren't running.

I'm pretty sure SQL and jave,etc will affect the performance of Windows.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NelizMastr said:

Then you'll have to live with the fact that your programs (when running) will cause overall slowdown. SQL is a tough program and hammers your disk when hard at work, and it also likes a good amount of RAM, so yeah. Wanting to do a lot at once on a performance limited system while expecting perofmance to stay top notch is unrealistic, I'm afraid.

I get that.i am not asking for the impossible.i was wondering maybe there's a light weight option or a trick to avoid slowing down Windows that maybe I don't know about

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2 minutes ago, parthm said:

I get that.i am not asking for the impossible.i was wondering maybe there's a light weight option or a trick to avoid slowing down Windows that maybe I don't know about

Windows 10 is generally not that quick on a harddisk, I've found, so there's not a lot you can do but make do with what you've got. I'd make getting an SSD top priority, though, as you can dedicate your current drive to everything else that way. 


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Linux...?

Using a virtual machine adds some overhead, which decreases performance slightly. Type 2 hypervisors such as VirtualBox have much higher overhead than Type 1 hypervisors, such as ESXi.

 

Look into automation tool to automatically install necessary applications, Ninite for example.


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