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    Massive Vista fixes on the way - look at the list!

    EDIT: THESE HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED - follow the linky's

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

    (thanks to Choo Choo for his post on page 3)



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    Rumours are these will go official soon but just look at the list here - everything from file copy bug fixes to video card driver compatibility fixes. Sleep/resume fixes.. Heard some good reports from people willing to try the betas of these..

    http://rapidshare.com/users/COVF96 (all versions)

    Sorry it's crappy-share

    PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE BETA - backup your system before applying them so you can recover if necessary.

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    938979 Vista Performance and Reliability Pack

    This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the performance and responsiveness for some scenarios and improves reliability of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are:
    Improves performance in resuming back to the desktop from the Photo and Windows Energy screensaver.
    Resolves an issue where some secured web pages using advanced security technologies may not get displayed in Internet Explorer on Windows Vista.
    Resolves an issue where a shared printer may not get installed if the printer is connected to a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system and User Access Control is disabled on the Vista client.
    Resolves an issue where creating AVI files on Vista may get corrupted.
    Improves the performance in calculating the ‘estimated time remaining’ when copying/moving large files.
    Improves performance in bringing up Login Screen after resuming from Hibernate.
    Resolves an issue where synchronization of offline files to a server can get corrupted.
    Resolves a compatibility issue with RAW images created by Canon EOS 1D/1DS Digital SLR Camera which can lead to data loss. This only affects RAW images created by these two specific camera models.
    Resolves an issue where a computer can lose its default Gateway address when resuming from sleep mode.
    Improves the performance when copying or moving entire directories containing large amounts of data or files.
    Improves the performance of Vista’s Memory Manager in specific customer scenarios and prevents some issues which may lead to memory corruption.

    938194 Vista Compatibility and Reliability Pack

    This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the reliability and hardware compatibility of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are:
    Improved reliability and compatibility of Vista when used with newer graphics cards in several specific scenarios and configurations.
    Improved reliability when working with external displays on a laptop.
    Increased compatibility with many video drivers.
    Improved visual appearance of games with high intensity graphics.
    Improved quality of playback for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray disks on large monitors.
    Improved reliability for Internet Explorer when some third party toolbars are installed on Vista.
    Improved Vista reliability in networking configuration scenarios.
    Improved the reliability of Windows Calendar in Vista.
    Improved reliability of systems that were upgraded from XP to Vista.
    Increased compatibility with many printer drivers.
    Increased reliability and performance of Vista when entering sleep and resuming from sleep.
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    Looks good to me. People are referring to it as Service Pack 0.5. I wonder how long it might be before its final.

    Some benches:
    http://www.aeroxp.org/index.php?cate..._articleid=114
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    People are speculating next patch tuesday but I hear there's a few glitches to work out so who knows. Good to know they're working on these things nonetheless. Good link - thanks - i liked:
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    Patches? We don't need patches
    As Blitzen says, Vista is 'fine' ( you really mate )

    In all seriousness, this does seem to address a lot of the issues that were making me want to throw Vista out of the window. Might give it another shot, against my better judgement.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I'll be interested to see what it does for Vista; I have a work laptop running Vista currently, so I'll see what it does for that. I'm afraid that I got so hacked off with it on my home machine that I got another hard disk and reverted to XP on that.

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    Apparently, the performance pack update weighed in at 10GB, while the compatibility pack was around 2GB!!

    Thats a HUGE download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Apparently, the performance pack update weighed in at 10GB, while the compatibility pack was around 2GB!!

    Thats a HUGE download.
    Got a source for that? I'd be interested to read it...

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    wow if that is true and it all comes into place, i dont see any reason why i sould not jump the vista bandwagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Got a source for that? I'd be interested to read it...
    Same. Thats huge - Surely cant be right?
    The install DVD isn't that big!
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    10Gb..... you must be joking, right?

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    I downloaded the packs... combined they weigh in at about 20mb!
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    Sounds slightly more reasonable lol
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    There is no way the packs will be 10GB that would be like a rewrite of the OS and as pointed out the OS isn't even 10GB on a DVD.

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    when is this update released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    People are speculating next patch tuesday but I hear there's a few glitches to work out so who knows. Good to know they're working on these things nonetheless. Good link - thanks - i liked:
    speculation is that it will be a week on Weds (Microsoft's normal "Patch Tuesday") but nothing is confirmed as yet (as far as I've heard)

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    might give vista another shot too after this, looks promising

    perhaps after this people will be saying "XP is like... sooooo last century" lol
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