Windows Vista Performance Update

Fixes many performance issues!

Published Wed, Aug 8 2007 12:31 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:39 PM CST
Last week these updates also leaked onto the world wide web but now they are official - Microsoft just added them to their downloads area.

It is "Update for Windows Vista (KB938979)" and the description is as follows:

This update resolves the following issues on a Windows Vista-based computer:

- You experience a long delay when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.

- A memory leak occurs when you use the Windows Energy screen saver.

- If User Account Control is disabled on the computer, you cannot install a network printer successfully. This problem occurs if the network printer is hosted by a Windows XP-based or a Windows Server 2003-based computer.

- When you write data to an AVI file by using the AVIStreamWrite function, the file header of the AVI file is corrupted.

- When you copy or move a large file, the "estimated time remaining" takes a long time to be calculated and displayed.

- After you resume the computer from hibernation, it takes a long time to display the logon screen.

- When you synchronize an offline file to a server, the offline file is corrupted.

- If you edit an image file that uses the RAW image format, data loss occurs in the image file.

- After you resume the computer from hibernation, the computer loses its default gateway address.

- Poor memory management performance occurs.

There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions available for download right now and they come in at around 10MB.

As a quick note, I installed the update on my Vista 32-bit box and noticed rapid improvements when it comes to file copying and calculating time remaining - wicked and probably about time William!

Cameron founded TweakTown in 1999 after it originally started off as his personal homepage. Cameron was once, many years ago, the only person at TweakTown producing content, but nowadays, he spends his time ensuring TweakTown operates at its best in his director position.

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