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VERY slow file transfer.

June 3, 2007 at 06:22:22
Specs: Vista Home Basic, 2.2GHz/1GB

Hi. Ever since I got vista I noticed that the file transfers were MUCH slower but not too horrific (Still bad though) But now I have found out that copying flies from a zipped folder to another drive - or just uncompressing them takes far too long! To copy about 280MB it said 1 hour and 30 mins! The file transfer rates were something like 20-40KBps. PATHETIC.
I thaught I would copy the files to another drive to see if that would speed things up... hooray 80KBps..

Whats going on? My hard drives are fine according to their SMART status.
I have no idea why its so slow. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.

Mattwizz3 :

Vista Home Basic
2.2GHz Sempron
1GB DDR400
GeForce 6800Ultra


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#1
June 3, 2007 at 07:18:24

Welcome to the new world of M$$ Windows - Windows Millennium II (a.k.a. Windows Vista).

There's really nothing wrong with your HD or your machine. It's Vista itself!

Get your coffee and glasses before you read the 467 users comments that follows this article. Have fun on a Sunday morning.

P.S. this is one of the many reasons why I find myself using the Vista PC very infrequent. It always aggravate me especially with that stupid UAC.


i_XpUser


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#2
June 3, 2007 at 07:36:28

Now refill your coffee cup and read another one HERE. It's about why Redmond is making it very, very slow to copy, rename, or delete ordinary files in Windows Vista.

i_XpUser


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#4
June 3, 2007 at 15:30:20

Damn it.. Why the hell did I bother with Vista... When I get a bit of money again, XP will be back on my PC.

"I'll get you captian planet!"
In a I hate vista sort of way.


Mattwizz3 :

Vista Home Basic
2.2GHz Sempron
1GB DDR400
GeForce 6800Ultra


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#5
June 3, 2007 at 18:37:36

Yep that's exactly what most people are doing now. Be safe than sorry - buy your own XP soon because every stores will have to remove the OS by this year's end per M$ directives. Thereafter we all will be stuck with the WoW but in realty inferior OS.

i_XpUser


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#6
June 3, 2007 at 21:28:41

The transition to Vista - in reality - may have been to a very large degree devoid of the pomp & pageantry that M$ is pretending to lay claim to from their sales figures, but that is not enough evidence to mark the product as inferior to XP.

As we all know - a bad move at the right time isn't usually as foul as a good move at the worst possible timing.

IMHO, a big part of the reason why Vista's few flaws are hugely magnified is that the product took way too long of a time to make it out of Redmond's laboratory - all the while allowing people to get almost too comfortable with the well cured Windows XP. I honestly do not think the reception would have been the same had Vista debuted say three years earlier than it did.

Now, are there problems with Vista? Yes .... Are they serious? A couple or more seem to be. Are these issues as monumental as being portrayed? I don't FINK so.

Controlling for the time period between 9X & XP and the magnitude of that launch's receptive outlash & doing the same for XP & Vista - I would say this is to be expected because it is once again a phase the will fade away in due course as Vista gets fine-tuned.

I don't expect the transition to be smooth for 100% of folks making the switch. A few are going to hit that rough patch but most should sail through with the least amount of displeasure.


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#7
June 7, 2007 at 04:06:22

Did you upgrade over XP or did you clean install Vista on a partition already formatted with XP ?

If your answer is yes to one or both of the above questions, then when you install Vista next time, remove all partitions off your hdd and then repartition hdd with Vista DVD and install Vista.

See if this makes a difference.

Regards

suatcini


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#8
June 7, 2007 at 05:12:47

Further to my post above, please have a look at the following articles about file copy/move operations.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912...

Regards

suatcini


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#9
June 8, 2007 at 22:30:44

When I installed Vista it was a clean install and new partitions. Unfortunately those MS articles didn't really relate to the same problem I'm getting. Thanks anyway. I'll live with it for now.

Mattwizz3 :

Vista Home Basic
2.2GHz Sempron
1GB DDR400
GeForce 6800Ultra


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