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Microsoft Releases Reliability and Performance update for Windows Vista SP1-based PCs

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Microsoft has issued some fresh code for Windows Vista SP1 users in the form of a performance and reliability update. This specific release targets all Windows Vista editions, and promises to resolve various issues that have been submited by customers using the Error Reporting service or Microsoft Customer Support Services. It's also said to help improve the performance and reliability of Windows Vista. The update is available for both Windows Vista SP1 32-bit and 64-bit here.


This update includes the following improvements on a Windows Vista SP1-based computer:
  • This update improves the stability of Windows Vista SP1-based computers by addressing some crashes that may occur when you try to check e-mail by using a POP3 e-mail client such as Windows Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird. The crashes may occur on a Windows Vista SP1-based computer in the following scenario:

    - Incoming POP3 and outgoing SMTP traffic monitoring is enabled.
    - Both a third-party antivirus application and an antispyware application are installed, such as the following applications:
    - ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
    - SpySweeper by Webroot Software, Inc.
  • This update improves the reliability of the Windows Vista SP1 based-computers by addressing some problems that occur when you delete user accounts by using the User Accounts item in Control Panel. When this problem occurs, the system may stop responding (hang).
  • This update improves the reliability of Windows Vista SP1-based computers that experience issues in which large applications cannot run after the computer is turned on for extended periods of time. For example, when you try to start Excel 2007 after the computer is turned on for extended periods of time, a user may receive an error message that resembles the following:
    EXCEL.EXE is not a valid Win32 application
  • This update improves the reliability of Windows Vista SP1-based computers by reducing the number of crashes that may be caused by the Apple QuickTime thumbnail preview in Windows Live Photo Gallery.
  • This update improves the performance of Windows Vista SP1-based computers by reducing audio and video (AV) stuttering. Such AV stuttering may occur when the audio or video component is streaming high definition content from a Windows Vista SP1-based computer that has a NVIDIA network adapter nForce driver version 67.5.4.0 that is installed to a Windows Media Center Extender device.

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Umm maybe they fixed other stuff too.. I do know that SP1 gives me headaches and Outlook was not the issue.

Getting tired of my wife complaining about being disconnected to when a vista machine is rebooted \ shutdown too.
 
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Umm maybe they fixed other stuff too.. I do know that SP1 gives me headaches and Outlook was not the issue.

Getting tired of my wife complaining about being disconnected to when a vista machine is rebooted \ shutdown too.

I dunno if I had the same disconnect on reboot issue as you, but on reboot would not connect at all. Check out the Lan settings in bios and try to tweak that. That fixed my issues with vista x64. Also it was a problem with Msoft Virutal PC. I uninstalled that and didn't even need the bios tweak prior to that.

On another note I had the HD stuttering as well, but I think the other cause for this was my crappy x1300 128mb turbo cache and only 2gb of memory. I hope it resolves that, maybe its time to upgrade my video card lol.
 
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Those bugs still in Vista, esp. the EXCEL.EXE issue, are unforgivable.
 
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