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    Copying Files Takes Forever

    I've noticed since moving to Vista that copying files from one location to another takes an absolute age - it took about 3 hours this morning to move 1GB of data from one folder on our Win2K server to another folder on the same server. Surely this isn't right?! Is there anything I can do to speed this process up?

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    Wait for SP1! It is a known issue M$ say it's gonna be fixed in the SP

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    i know what you mean nick its a pain in the arse

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    Its been fairly well fixed already. Basically they did apatch in July I think for it you can download which helps and also lock the TCP Receive window back to normal size rather than the expanding one and it will be much better.

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Its been fairly well fixed already. Basically they did apatch in July I think for it you can download which helps and also lock the TCP Receive window back to normal size rather than the expanding one and it will be much better.
    Do you have a link to those pathes? I've got mine set to pick up all critical patches, and I don't have them...

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    when you play music ?
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=702
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=709

    I have received a response to the Vista network performance issue from Microsoft. Here are some points of interest:
    “We have been looking into this problem and are working on a doc that will go into the technical details of what we have found.”
    “Please note that some of what we are seeing is expected behavior, and some of it is not. In certain circumstances Windows Vista will trade off network performance in order to improve multimedia playback. This is by design.”
    “The connection between media playback and networking is not immediately obvious. But as you know, the drivers involved in both activities run at extremely high priority. As a result, the network driver can cause media playback to degrade. This shows up to the user as things like popping and crackling during audio playback. Users generally hate this, hence the trade off.”
    “In most cases the user does not notice the impact of this as the decrease in network performance is slight. Of course some users, especially ones on Gigabit based networks, are seeing a much greater decrease than is expected and that is clearly a problem that we need to address.”
    “Two other things to note. First, we have not seen any cases where a users internet performance would be degraded, in our tests this issue only shows up with local network operations.”
    “Second, this trade-off scheme only kicks in on the receive side. Transmit is not affected.”
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=724

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    Nothing to do with music, cybernerd, no. My problem is when moving files - regular document files and such like - from one location to another, even when both locations are on the server. I am on Gigabit, though.

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    Re: Copying Files Takes Forever

    What do you mean? You need an OS that can do basic file handling, comon They built in a really wizzy interface! You can network your xbox 360! (something you used to be able to do in xp, but they accidentally broke it). And some other multimedia stuff that we bolted onto the XP kernel to make it big, bloated and a resource whore.

    You dont really expect it to work as well.

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