Slow file copy in Vista (VERY VERY slow in fact)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Nick Gilbert, Sep 25, 2007.

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    Nick Gilbert Guest


    My new Vista machine seems to take AGES to copy files to network drives.
    For example, copying a single 10mb file has so far taken several minutes
    and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says

    Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds.

    I've disabled Remote Differential Copy.
    I've disabled TCP receive window scaling.
    I've updated my network card drivers.

    If I can't fix in the next couple of days then I'm going to have to give
    up and go back to XP.

    I'm using a Dell Dimension 9200 with an Intel 82566DC under Vista Business.

    Two knowledge base articles mention hotfix packs which sound like they
    address this problem:

    ....but when I try and install them, they just say "this update does not
    apply to your system". Why not? There's nothing about those hotfixes
    which says they only apply to certain systems or hardware and many
    people have said that they fix the problem. So why can't I install them?

    I've also tried other file copy utilities such as the command prompt and
    RoboCopy. Whatever I do, it's still just as slow.

    PLEASE can anybody tell me any other things I can try to fix this.


    Nick Gilbert, Sep 25, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Paul Smith, Sep 25, 2007
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  3. Nick Gilbert

    Nick Gilbert Guest

    As far as I know, I'm just using normal 32bit that came with the PC. I
    doubt they'd ship it with 64bit installed? Not sure how I'd check
    though... 64 isn't mentioned anywhere in computer properties.
    Nick Gilbert, Sep 25, 2007
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    Tom Allen Guest

    For my Dell 9200 the fix was to get rid of the McAfee firewall which
    came preinstalled and that was uninstall not disable.
    The slow copies occurred with push copies from Vista Home Premium to a
    NAS drive and to XP.
    Of course this may not apply in your case :)

    Tom Allen, Sep 25, 2007
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    John Guest

    Be sure you have the latest Vista patches from MS. This is one issue
    John, Sep 25, 2007
  6. This is a KNOWN issue the fanboy crowd goes nuts over anytime anybody
    brings it up, especially the idiot Frank. If you're getting the run
    around from Microsoft and can't gain access to the hotfix there are
    several web sites that offer the SAME hotfixes without hassle. Do a
    Google for the KB number and you'll probably find it, I don't have it
    handy right now. The problem is as yet it isn't totally fixed. I too
    have it. Microsoft admits and confirms it is a real problem. Frank is
    in his usual denial mode.

    Another thing you can do in addition to the hot fixes and other
    changes mentioned already is take ownership of all your hard drives.
    This often helps some.
    Adam Albright, Sep 25, 2007
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