Windows Vista "Pre -SP1" Performance and Reliability Update

There's stuff out now that apparently has punched MS's Hotbutton enough times so that they are releasing the fixes now -- before Service Pack 1 comes out. We got some real chemistry here -- I felt it!

The info and download page for this is here.

This isn't a very long list of "Fixes", but the ones I list here (assuming they work!) will make me feel better:

  • When you copy or move a large file, the "estimated time remaining" takes a long time to be calculated and displayed. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... say what?
  • After you resume the computer from hibernation, it takes a long time to display the logon screen.
  • After you resume the computer from hibernation, the computer loses its default gateway address.
  • Poor memory management performance occurs.

You gotta just love that last one "Poor memory management performance occurs" - man if that isn't the biggest catch-all for whatever Vista ailment you've got! Did you know that over 50% of Windows Vista users over 40 suffer from "poor memory management performance"? Yup - its a medical fact!

Sigh. Keep 'em coming, guys. And don't forget to check the back seat first.

Microsoft LINQ, WCF and Silverlight Event in Orlando Area August 23

I'll be there!

And Let me tell you something else Department...

You know, while I am on this kick, I might as well continue venting the old spleen...

I installed Windows Server 2008 x64 over Window Server 2003 x64 and it handled the upgrade beautifully. That much I give you credit for. However, I've got a Radeon 9250 graphics card -- about the most common card on the planet -- and what did I get? "VGA". Give me a break, folks! Even Window Vista Ultimate 32-bit gave me the Microsoft Radeon 9250 implementation driver. Go to 64-bit - you get Horseshit! I run Maya 8.5 64-bit, and what do I get for it in the graphics department? BUPKIS!

Go figure.


  1. We can cure erectile dysfunction but we can't get a reliable operating system from a multi-billion dollar company.

    Gotta luv America...

  2. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Getting VGA for your server sounds like a perfectly reasonable experience, for a server product you want it to be as stable as possible, installing a graphics driver is probably one of the least stable drivers in the system, and normally not needed on a server. If you want to install the driver you can probably do it manually, but getting it straight away is probably a bad idea.

  3. Well, I have to respectfully disagree on that one. MS built an excellent Radeon 9250 - compatible driver for Vista - it doesn't implement all the features of the ATI Catalyst driver, but its solid. No reason why they cannot supply this driver in a 64-bit version on Server.


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