3 new performance and reliability updates for Windows Vista


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Microsoft has released 3 updates on Oct. 2nd that improves performance, reliability, and computability of Windows Vista:

Update for Windows Vista (KB941649):

This update improves the compatibility, reliability, and stability of Windows Vista. This update includes the following improvements:

• It extends the battery life for mobile devices.

• It improves the stability of portable computers and of desktop computers that use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS).

• It improves the reliability of Windows Vista when you open the menu of a startup application.

• It improves the stability of Internet Explorer when you open a Web page.

• It improves the stability of wireless network services.

• It shortens the startup time of Windows Vista by using a better timing structure.

• It shortens the recovery time after Windows Vista experiences a period of inactivity.

• It shortens the recovery time when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.

• It improves the stability of Windows PowerShell.

This update also resolves the following issues in Windows Vista:

• A compatibility issue that affects some third-party antivirus software applications.

• A reliability issue that occurs when a Windows Vista-based computer uses certain network driver configurations.

Download for: 32-bit | 64-bit | More info.

Update for Windows Vista (KB941600):

Cumulative update rollup for USB core components in Windows Vista

Issues that are fixed in the update rollup

925528 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925528/) Stop errors occur on a Windows-based computer that has 2GB or more of RAM and is using an NVIDIA nForce USB controller

929734 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929734/) You may experience problems after you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation

930568 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930568/) Error message when you try to put a Windows Vista-based computer to sleep or into hibernation: "STOP 0x000000FE BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER"

929478 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929478/) After you use the Safely Remove Hardware option to remove a built-in optical drive from a portable Windows Vista-based computer, you may be unable to reconnect the drive

930570 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930570/) Error message in the Usbhub.sys process when you wake a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation: "STOP 0x00000044"

928631 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928631/) A USB device may no longer work correctly after Windows Vista resumes from sleep or from hibernation

933433 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933433/) Recording quality is poor when you use a USB microphone on a Windows Vista-based computer that has 4 GB of RAM or more

933442 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933442/) A USB composite device does not work after you disable and then enable the device in Device Manager on a computer that is running Windows Vista

934633 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934633/) When you connect a USB multifunction printer device to a Windows Vista-based computer, a second instance of the printer object is created, and the first instance no longer works

934796 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934796/) Error message on a Windows Vista-based computer that is running a USB composite device: "STOP 0x000000FE"

933824 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933824/) The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer

935782 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935782/) A USB device takes a long time to resume from "selective suspend" mode on a Windows Vista-based computer that uses UHCI USB controllers

935783 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935783/) When you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep, you may experience unexpected behavior from a USB device

Download for: 32-bit | 64-bit | More info

Update for Windows Vista (KB941651)

This is a reliability update. Install this update to improve the reliability of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista in certain scenarios.

Download for: 32-bit | 64-bit

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Maybe I'm mistaken ( I 'm too lazy too check the KB numbers), but weren't those packs released a while ago ?

update : /me just checked ... And it seems that I'm so wrong ! :D gotta update my laptop then.

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Shipping fixes while SP1 is in Beta.... Why do I think it's time wasted on MS part? Stop working on fixes and work harder on SP1!!!

SP1 wont be here until early next year, so it make sense to release some updates now, it's no like they have 5 employees! :D

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Thanks for the heads up :D

Edit: It only shows one update for me when I checked WU, which is

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-042 - Critical

Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227)

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ok, well that wasn't so bad. I rebooted and let it boot up again and i'm not sure if it was faster but it wasn't bad either.

Running on batteries and i'm not sure if that makes a difference with bootup time or not. Next time i'll use a stop watch with it plugged in and not plugged in to see. I'm not sure if i see an improvement in battery usage either.

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Hopefully this will solve some random issues I have been having recently. Internet Explorer especially! :o

I was getting ie issues too.. sometimes ie just keeps crashing..

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Thanks for the heads up :D

Edit: It only shows one update for me when I checked WU, which is

I dont get any with WU, just a definition update for Windows Defender, should they appear in WU or do we have to download them manually?

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I was getting ie issues too.. sometimes ie just keeps crashing..

Do you have IE7Pro installed? The latest version version keeps crashing IE btw. Get the old version 0.9.7 and it won't.

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No updates in WU for me, and I DON'T have sp1 beta installed.

You have to manually download them from the links in the first post. they are not on windows update yet.

I did notice a little speed up on boot and more stability.

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I installed all of these and could no longer boot. :( Had to do a system restore. When it came to the boot screen the progress bar would move really slowly but I left it for 30~mins and no luck. :(

Daniel

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I installed all of these and could no longer boot. :( Had to do a system restore. When it came to the boot screen the progress bar would move really slowly but I left it for 30~mins and no luck. :(

Daniel

Same here, made me worry for a while. I was hoping to see improvements in boot times but apparently it got a lot longer (infinite)... Hopefully this will be fixed before it's being spread via WU automatically.

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i checked last night for updates, and nothing was available.. maybe my vista updated itself, or you marked the date wrong, or these updates are old

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