Windows Vista was released to businesses in late
November and to consumers in late
January. Over the past eight months, numerous issues have cropped up with
the operating system and Microsoft has been hard at work in solving them.
According to a posting at nV News, Microsoft has issued two
comprehensive software patches to testers which resolve a laundry list of
Windows Vista issues. The "938979 Vista Performance and Reliability
Pack" improves performance when copying/moving large files, copying/moving
large directories with large amounts of data and resuming from hibernate. Other problems addressed include fixes to
Vista's Memory Manager and an issue where a computer would lose its default
Gateway address when resuming from sleep.
The "938194 Vista Compatibility and Reliability
Pack" contains a variety of updates to improve the reliability and
compatibility of graphics cards and printers. Also included are enhancements to
HD DVD/Blu-ray playback on large monitors.
The two update packs are technically only available to
Windows Vista testers. However, a brave nV
News forum subscriber posted
a link where anyone can download the two update packs in x86 and x64