Getting Vista up to speed

I have a new Windows system and Vista is OK, but it seems slower than my old XP system when I try to move things around the network. Is there something special I need to set up or do to get my new Vista system up to speed?

I have a new Windows system and Vista is OK, but it seems slower than my old XP system when I try to move things around the network. Is there something I need to set up or do to get my new Vista system up to speed?

Microsoft has released production copies of two Vista updates. One is a performance update and the other is a reliability update. The documentation for the performance update specifically mentions copying and moving large files so installing these updates may improve your Vista experience. The updates are only available by direct download from Microsoft but will eventually be available through Windows Update. You can find the performance update here. The reliability update is available here. It is recommended to install both of these updates. Reports are that file copy/move performance improves greatly and that a number of issues with hibernate mode, sleep mode, and video card support are fixed. Vista users who are not experiencing problems with these items may want to wait until the updates are available through Windows Update, but those who are facing these issues will want to install them right away. XP users waiting for the first Vista Service Pack to be released before upgrading may want to start planning for the expected release of SP1 for Vista between now and year-end.

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