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
quote: Even if it failed and messed up the install 50% of the time (absurdly high) and you had to reinstall the current way, it would be faster on average in the long term than just doing it the current way.
quote: Just try and think how many of those useless windows updates you've downloaded on to your home computer that you have absolutely no need for.
quote: If your company does not currently do this, then it stands to reason that they would not use the rollup either, so why care? Giving the option to those who would benefit from it doesn't hurt your company.
quote: Quarterly roll outs would be great.. for the home user, but as i said before you are not MS's biggest customer are you ;)
quote: AutoPatcher ( http://autopatcher.com/ ) has all the updates in one download (as well as other stuff like MSN messenger and WMP). You can run the downloaded file on multiple machines rather than downloading everything again.
quote: I have an old Compaq with the Athlon 2500 and of course Windows XP and it is dog ass slow compared to my newer HP 5000 X2 Vista comp.