Pre SP-1 Vista Performance Patches Go Gold(esque)!
Two of the performance packs that were previously available to MSFT testers (via Connect) have finally been released to the masses. For those of us who have been using them for a while, they’re fantastic—increased FPS in gaming, speed bumps in network performance, a somewhat fix to the endless “calculating time remaining” while copying files, and more. It’s a tell-tale sign how important some of these changes are in that Microsoft actually released these fixes PRIOR to SP1 (which is due to drop pretty soon anyway).
938194 – Compatibility and Reliability Update for Vista
This update resolves the following issues:
The screen may go blank when you try to upgrade the video driver. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938979 – Performance and Reliability Update for Vista
By applying this update, you can achieve better performance and responsiveness in various scenarios. This update also improves the reliability of Windows Vista.
This update resolves the following issues on a Windows Vista-based computer:
- You experience a long delay when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.
- A memory leak occurs when you use the Windows Energy screen saver.
- If User Account Control is disabled on the computer, you cannot install a network printer successfully. This problem occurs if the network printer is hosted by a Windows XP-based or a Windows Server 2003-based computer.
- When you write data to an AVI file by using the AVIStreamWrite function, the file header of the AVI file is corrupted.
- When you copy or move a large file, the “estimated time remaining” takes a long time to be calculated and displayed.
- After you resume the computer from hibernation, it takes a long time to display the logon screen.
- When you synchronize an offline file to a server, the offline file is corrupted.
- If you edit an image file that uses the RAW image format, data loss occurs in the image file. This problem occurs if the RAW image is from any of the following digital SLR camera models:
- Canon EOS 1D
- Canon EOS 1DS
- For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- 932988 Files from a Canon EOD 1D or 1DS camera may be corrupted after you use Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Explorer to edit the file metadata in Windows Vista or in Windows XP Service Pack 2