SP1 kills boot time!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Installed the SP1 sent to me in the Windows updates a few days ago and
    machine has been slow to boot and generally slow ever since. It was very
    much faster before SP1.

    I have a Vista Ultimate 64 bit machine, 2 gigs ram, more than enough disk
    space left (320gig drive half full) etc. The only change was putting in SP1.

    Thinking that this could have been some sort of stuffup between Mcafee AV
    and this new SP1 I uninstalled it and it did make things slightly better as
    expected but of course I put it back and things were as bad as ever.

    I note, on web sites, that this is a commonly reported problem with SP1 from
    pre-release days.

    So, anyone know any way to fix it and if not, when MS will fix that?

    Thanks.
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 27, 2008
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    Mark Guest

    Most likely your Superfetch and Search Indexes were reset.
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    Mark, Feb 27, 2008
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    you might viksit mcafee web site and download their uninstaller.
    download either avg or avast FREE virus program.
    run the uninstgaller for mcafee adn install the downloaded program you chose.

    mcafee is known to cause problems with vista.







    Installed the SP1 sent to me in the Windows updates a few days ago and
    machine has been slow to boot and generally slow ever since. It was very
    much faster before SP1.

    I have a Vista Ultimate 64 bit machine, 2 gigs ram, more than enough disk
    space left (320gig drive half full) etc. The only change was putting in SP1.

    Thinking that this could have been some sort of stuffup between Mcafee AV
    and this new SP1 I uninstalled it and it did make things slightly better as
    expected but of course I put it back and things were as bad as ever.

    I note, on web sites, that this is a commonly reported problem with SP1 from
    pre-release days.

    So, anyone know any way to fix it and if not, when MS will fix that?

    Thanks.
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 27, 2008
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  4. Yeah sorry but that is crap.

    I have had Vista since Feb 2007 on a Vista Ultimate 64 bit where it didn't
    work at first because they weren't up to date with it and also on a Vista
    Business 32 bit where Macafee ran flawlessly all the time.

    As for Avast, AVG does better than it and I know that from using it on the
    Ultimate until Macafee got up to date.

    you might viksit mcafee web site and download their uninstaller.
    download either avg or avast FREE virus program.
    run the uninstgaller for mcafee adn install the downloaded program you
    chose.

    mcafee is known to cause problems with vista.







    Installed the SP1 sent to me in the Windows updates a few days ago and
    machine has been slow to boot and generally slow ever since. It was very
    much faster before SP1.

    I have a Vista Ultimate 64 bit machine, 2 gigs ram, more than enough disk
    space left (320gig drive half full) etc. The only change was putting in
    SP1.

    Thinking that this could have been some sort of stuffup between Mcafee AV
    and this new SP1 I uninstalled it and it did make things slightly better
    as
    expected but of course I put it back and things were as bad as ever.

    I note, on web sites, that this is a commonly reported problem with SP1
    from
    pre-release days.

    So, anyone know any way to fix it and if not, when MS will fix that?

    Thanks.
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 28, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Bob, Feb 28, 2008
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    JW Guest

    For a couple of hours last Thursday 64 Bit Vista was available on Windows
    Update by mistake.

    It takes a least 5 boot occurrences and probably more before a new Vista
    release learns what programs need to be used during or right after the
    system boots and until it has done this it loads far too many programs/
     
    JW, Feb 28, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

    Bob,

    Vista SP1 RTM has been available since early February using a Microsoft
    provided registry hack. This hack is for the final release of SP1 (SP1 RTM),
    not the RC and RC Refresh. Do a search and you should have no problems
    finding it. I just downloaded it again yesterday after reinstalling my OS.
    It also includes a new version of IE.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., Feb 28, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Yes I understand that. What I was questioning is the OPs statement that he
    received it via Windows updates.
    "Installed the SP1 sent to me in the Windows updates"
     
    Bob, Feb 28, 2008
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    C.B. Guest

    Bob,

    Yes, you are correct. Microsoft accidently released the update via
    Windows Update for X64 systems. They pulled it soon thereafter.
    If you want SP1 now please send me an email and I will provide the link
    for you to download the registry hack. The hack is from Microsoft so it is
    safe to use.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., Feb 28, 2008
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  10. Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 29, 2008
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  11. This SP1 update on Vista isn't improving. It also wasn't there by mistake.
    It was there. The machine takes a long time to boot, still and it also takes
    a hell of a lot longer to do the same tasks than it did before SP1.
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 29, 2008
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  12. Yes that is right - because MS released it for 64 bit Ultimate! READ! LEARN!
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Feb 29, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Thanks C.B.

    I plan to wait until SP1 is available as an update and even then I'll wait a
    while to see if others are having problem with it before I install it.
    When I asked the question I was thinking perhaps the OP was having a problem
    due to an unauthorized version of it.

    Bit of irony in these two statements, don't you think?
    "Microsoft accidently released the update via Windows Update for X64
    systems. They pulled it soon thereafter."
    "The hack is from Microsoft so it is safe to use."
    ;-)
     
    Bob, Feb 29, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Screw you and your sarcasm!
     
    Bob, Feb 29, 2008
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    JW Guest

    JW, Feb 29, 2008
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  16. What the hell has that got to do with the problem? Vista SP1 for 64 bit
    Ultimate still STUFFS the machine. It has a horrible boot time (around 3 or
    4 minutes now compared to about 30 seconds prior to SP1) and it is so SLOW
    you would think you were running a 2Ghz machine with 256megs ram!

    Your link was no help.
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 1, 2008
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  17. Too late. SP1 for Vista does that for you on automatic updates!
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 1, 2008
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    C.B. Guest


    Doesn't take long to decide to killfile you. You not only fail to admit
    when you are incorrect, you seem to know a lot less than you think you know.
    Don't bother to reply. I won't see it.

    C.B.
     
    C.B., Mar 10, 2008
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  19. Dickwad, I got the damned file like I said. YOU were the one who had to
    admit to being wrong you utter fool. What proves you are a fool is not only
    your inability to admit you are wrong but also that you actually use a
    KILLFILE. What an utter twit you are. Oh well, no worries. You have
    killfiled me so I don't have to hear your foolish ruminations.
     
    Diamontina Cocktail, Mar 19, 2008
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