Microsoft have released two beta hotfix`s for windows vista. It is not recommended to install these on a production machine because they are beta (Windows Vista 32-bit)
This Vista Performance and Reliability Pack claims that it resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. Apparently this is using data gathered from the Automatic Error Reporting system built into the OS, which goes to show that all those annoying pop-ups are helping.
The additions that were all most excited about in the office are improvements to large file and directory transfer speeds, reliability and performance increases with newer graphics cards and increased video card driver compatibility.
We have an extensive forum thread open on these patches, have a peek .. loads of users really like these fixes!
938979 Vista Performance and Reliability Pack This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the performance and responsiveness for some scenarios and improves reliability of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are:
Improves performance in resuming back to the desktop from the Photo and Windows Energy screensaver.
Resolves an issue where some secured web pages using advanced security technologies may not get displayed in Internet Explorer on Windows Vista.
Resolves an issue where a shared printer may not get installed if the printer is connected to a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system and User Access Control is disabled on the Vista client.
Resolves an issue where creating AVI files on Vista may get corrupted.
Improves the performance in calculating the estimated time remaining when copying/moving large files.
Improves performance in bringing up Login Screen after resuming from Hibernate.
Resolves an issue where synchronization of offline files to a server can get corrupted.
Resolves a compatibility issue with RAW images created by Canon EOS 1D/1DS Digital SLR Camera which can lead to data loss. This only affects RAW images created by these two specific camera models.
Resolves an issue where a computer can lose its default Gateway address when resuming from sleep mode.
Improves the performance when copying or moving entire directories containing large amounts of data or files.
Improves the performance of Vistas Memory Manager in specific customer scenarios and prevents some issues which may lead to memory corruption.