Vista RTM - Unzipping files is INCREDIBLY slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Josh, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Josh

    Josh Guest

    My overall Vista experience has been fantastic... but one huge issue is
    performance of unzipping files... I can unzip a 15 MB file on XP in seconds,
    but it takes MINUTES (like, 20+ minutes) on Vista. Any advice on how I can
    speed this up? Or is it a known issue?

    Josh, Dec 14, 2006
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    Jason Bailey Guest

    I'm using WinRAR as far, I've been very disappointed with the
    speed of trivial file operations within Vista. Sometimes, deleting a
    desktop shortcut takes 10 seconds or more on a very fast machine w/ RAID0
    configuration. Maybe SP1 will fix.

    Jason Bailey, Dec 14, 2006
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    Peter M Guest

    I have no problem unzipping although I use winrar just 'cause it's safer and
    no worries about odd corruptions. OTOH, copy/moving very large files is
    painful, very painful I must agree.
    Peter M, Dec 14, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    I'm delighted to hear I'm not the only person seeing this.

    Explorer is horribly unstable in my tests. Complex file operations are both
    much slower than they were on XP and also likely to bring explorer itself
    grinding to a halt. Especially bad for me are network operations, whether
    moving files to/from a server or another client, speed is very erratic and
    stability plumbs new depths from the already god-awful plateau it had
    obtained already.
    Robert Moir, Dec 15, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    I agree. For me, almost everything about Vista's Explorer is inferior in
    performance to XP. Moving/copying files to different folders and
    moving/copying files to/from a networked computer are intolerably
    slow. Amazingly/ironically, using a virtual WinXP in Vista has provided
    me with a semi-solution. I use the virtual XP to move files back and forth
    from stuff I dump in Vista's Public folder which I have set to Share.
    It is much faster/easier for me to use a *virtual* XP to move files back
    and forth from other networked computers to Vista. That's almost funny.

    MICHAEL, Dec 15, 2006
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    Ray Guest

    Are you using RTM? I'm still with RC2 and was hoping that it had been fixed
    by now.
    I find that program installs are getting slower by the day, I could have
    sworn that when I first started with Vista that an install would start up
    straight away, now it sits there thinking about it for ages.

    Ray, Dec 16, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Yes, I'm still RTM. I've not noticed a big problem with installs, just file
    operations in explorer.
    Robert Moir, Dec 16, 2006
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    turtlesoup Guest

    I agree the copy/move operations are horridly slow! Both disk to dis
    on the same computer and across a network.

    There seems to be several MS employees posting on this forum, I'd lik
    to see a response from one of them on this topic. Is this really wha
    we can expect from the final version of Vista

    turtlesoup, Dec 20, 2006
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    Raiye Guest

    Im having trouble getting my vista home premium to unzip full stop.
    The right click options to unpack dont seem to work, leaving me to have to
    go through the whole process from the winrar main program itself.
    With moving files, I tried to copy some music files across from dvd back
    onto the pc - vista told me it would take 4 days to move 20 albums !!!
    Needless to say , Im now listening from the dvd without copying them over. :S
    Raiye, Feb 5, 2007
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    Steve Franks Guest

    I'm trying to use the released version of Vista, but it is so slow that I am
    seriously considering going back to XP!
    I switched the PC on an hour ago and it stopped responding whilst loading a
    program. About 45 minutes ago I gave it the 3 fingered saluet (Ctrl Alt
    Delete), but I still have not had a response.
    This is typical of my experience with Vista.
    After a few hours, if I have the patience it will come back to life, but
    cutting the power may be quicker.
    It doesn't do this every day, sometimes it works like my old ME PC, which
    isn't good as the new PC has dual 3.0ghz P4 processors a gig of ram and 200gb
    SATA disk, vs 800mhz P3, 512mb and 20gb IDE disk.
    Steve Franks, Feb 9, 2007
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    Conor Guest

    Are you using the latest drivers? Is the program that's crashing
    advertised as Vista compatible?
    Conor, Feb 9, 2007
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    Steve Franks Guest

    No programs are crashing, Vista itself is hanging.
    The mouse moves and the sidebar performance gadget changes, but nothing else
    How do I tell whether I'm using the latest drivers? I only upgraded to Vista
    on 18th Jan, can they have gone out of date since?

    BTW Vista reports my Samsung SP2004C SATA drive as a SCSI disk, could that
    be part of the problem?
    Thanks for your reply,
    Steve Franks, Feb 10, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    Make sure you have the latest BIOS update for your computer because my
    friend had problems and they went away after upgrading the BIOS to the
    Gary, Feb 10, 2007

  14. That sounds like either an Indexing issue, or a Video driver issue.

    Turn off Indexing, see if that helps.

    I also experienced a slow-down on computers which should have been more than
    capable for Vista after the initial installation. Once the Index was built,
    however, it speeded up quite nicely.

    Your computer should be more than snappy enough for Vista to run quite
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 10, 2007
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