Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Mixed Results

Now that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 has made its way to testers, it's finally time to see if it delivers what the OS users have been waiting for.

While the new service pack has improved Windows Vista performance under some conditions, it also degraded it under others. Both performance losses and gains have been negligible though. The service pack, however, includes a large number of third party driver updates, so those users who didn't keep their systems up to date will feel a significant performance boost.

But file copying is a different story. Most Vista users have had troubles with its slow file copying. Windows XP utilized a cached Input/Output system which offered faster and more reliable file transfer than Vista's uncached system. Service pack 1 adds caching to Windows Vista and noticeably improves file copying operations.

On the other hand, service pack 1 is 40 to 50 percent slower than the retail version while copying from external USB 2 hard disk drives. This issue is well known and is under investigation by Microsoft right now.

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Mixed Results

been using a release candidate of this since january when ms had them on public release and to me i dont see the speed drops every1 is talking about but then im using the x64 version and vista was made for x64 and x86 is just there so ms can sell it to people with old machines. bit like in xp near the end of its life they made a 64bit version and it was totaly crap as the os was originaly made for 32bit pc's.so the fact is if you have a 64bit cpu get the 64bit version of this and you wont go back to xp and if you have a 32bit you may as well stay on xp as vista has nothing for you.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Mixed Results

Wow you guys who talk trash about Vista are either idiots or incredibly anal about performance. I've had Vista x64 since October 07 on my custom rig and I've had absolutely no problems, and many many others have had no issues as well.If you haven't used Vista before, for more than a few months, you have no space to speak down on it.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Mixed Results

What you fail to see is that for every person who has had little to no problems with Vista there are many, many,many more who have had nothing but problerms with it.I bought Vista the day it officially came out and used it fir 6 months and had nothing but problems and I don't have a crap system either.I have around 25 years of experience with MS OSes so in reality I most likely know more than you on this and thus you have far less of a real say on this.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Mixed Results

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