Two most important updates for Vista


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UPDATE

PATCHES NOW OFFICIAL

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979 32bit and 64bit

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194 32bit and 64bit

NOTE: Official patches are exactly the same as leaked patches, same CRC, same digital signatures. No reason to reinstall the if you previously installed the patches.

I have some good news, and some bad news.

First the good news, two most important updates to vista have been unofficially released (soon to go official)

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 Vista?s Memory Manager in specific customer scenarios and prevents some issues which may lead to memory corruption.

938194 Vista Compatibility 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 reliability and hardware compatibility of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios. Some examples of the improvements contained in this update are:

? Improved reliability and compatibility of Vista when used with newer graphics cards in several specific scenarios and configurations.

? Improved reliability when working with external displays on a laptop.

? Increased compatibility with many video drivers.

? Improved visual appearance of games with high intensity graphics.

? Improved quality of playback for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray disks on large monitors.

? Improved reliability for Internet Explorer when some third party toolbars are installed on Vista.

? Improved Vista reliability in networking configuration scenarios.

? Improved the reliability of Windows Calendar in Vista.

? Improved reliability of systems that were upgraded from XP to Vista.

? Increased compatibility with many printer drivers.

? Increased reliability and performance of Vista whennow the bad newsuming from sleep.

now the bad news

938979 fix breaks all current methods of bypassing driver singing requirements except the good old F8 during boot (that you have to do every single time you start vista)

IF you are using Rivatuner, atitool and or Peerguardian on 64bit vista, you will have to use F8 every single time to disable driver singing requirements to use two programs.

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[url=http://www.aeroxp.org/index.php?categoryid=23&p2_articleid=114]http://www.aeroxp.After some very lengthy re-learning of percentages, we calculated the transfers completed over twice as fast! One oddity, however, was the fact the speed indicator in the file transfer dialog remained at a fairly constant rate (48MB/s), giving us the impression the speed calculation code is borked. Despite this, however, these numbers are very encouraging given the hotfix's short life; we can't wait to see what the final build delivers!wait to see what the final build delivers!

Edited by nekrosoft13
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Man these, I hope they do good:

• Increased reliability and performance of Vista when entering sleep and resuming from sleep.

• Improves the performance in calculating the ‘estimated time remaining’ when copying/moving large files.

• Improves the performance when copying or moving entire directories containing large amounts of data or files.

• Increased compatibility with many video drivers.

:)

btw, Source ?

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Good news. I had felt angry at the thought of no fix for the slow file copying until SP1, but now...smart move Microsoft! (Y)

So this update fixes that? If so, about time! :)

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"? Improved quality of playback for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray disks on large monitors."

No offense to the poster, but this statement alone makes believe this "Performance and Reliability Pack" is a scam. If i were you all, i wouldn't install it unless it came from windows update.

What's "Blue-Ray?" never heard of it. Also, they're not BLU-Ray disks, they're discs. It seems to me that if this were in any way real, the original maker of the list would know that. Contrary to popular belief, people who work at Microsoft are not idiots, and they wouldn't make such obvious mistakes in writing fix descriptions, official or not.

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Well its actually official and these files were taken from a QFE drop on the Windows 2008 beta allowing testers to check out early patcher so it is no scam.

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So what is this about driver signing in vista 64?

If we install both these updates, we can't use peerguardian?

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? Resolves an issue where creating AVI files on Vista may get corrupted.

Good stuff.

Although it was something that shouldn't have been broken in the first place:whistle:e:

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wow this is the real deal.

I haven't had a problem with vista on my laptop since I've got it until a few weeks ago where network traffic (up/down) would be extremely slow and sometimes lag out.

I tried everything from turning off firewalls and the relavant hotfixes, but alas no difference.

But after this patch, my network transfer speeds have been faster then what they were originally!

+1 These patchs.

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vista 64bit requires that all drivers have digital signature (different than WHQL)

before 938979 hotfix there were ways to disable this requirement pernamently.

few free programs that require a driver to function and don't have digital signatures will not function.

rivatuner, atitool, peerguardian rc-1, just to name a few.

digital signatures for drivers can be expensive, and when you make free programs, you don't make any money, so who is going to pay for them to go out and get their drivers signed?

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