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Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

  1. #1


    Nick Gilbert Guest

    Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    Hi,

    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 about 10
    minutes and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says
    "Calculating..."

    Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds. Why should Vista take
    several thousand times longer to do the exact same thing? I'm using the
    same logon credentials on each machine.

    How can I fix this?

    Thanks,

    Nick...

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  2. #2


    R. McCarty Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    This is a known issue with Vista, there is a hotfix available but the
    circumstances for the hotfix may not exactly match your particular
    problem.
    See the following:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us

    "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:uc5NtUE0HHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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 about 10 minutes
    > and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says
    > "Calculating..."
    >
    > Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds. Why should Vista take
    > several thousand times longer to do the exact same thing? I'm using the
    > same logon credentials on each machine.
    >
    > How can I fix this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Nick...




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  3. #3


    Nick Gilbert Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    This KB article seems to be more relevant to my problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932170

    ....but doesn't include a hotfix - just workarounds. I'll have to give
    them a go.

    Nick...


    R. McCarty wrote:
    > This is a known issue with Vista, there is a hotfix available but the
    > circumstances for the hotfix may not exactly match your particular
    > problem.
    > See the following:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    >
    > "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:uc5NtUE0HHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> 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 about 10 minutes
    >> and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says
    >> "Calculating..."
    >>
    >> Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds. Why should Vista take
    >> several thousand times longer to do the exact same thing? I'm using the
    >> same logon credentials on each machine.
    >>
    >> How can I fix this?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Nick...

    >
    >


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  4. #4


    R. McCarty Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    Good Luck, it's sort of a random type issue. Some Vista PCs exhibit
    the slow copy and others do not. I haven't found a "Common Set" of
    conditions where the copy issue happens.

    "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:%23QLvQiE0HHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > This KB article seems to be more relevant to my problem:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932170
    >
    > ...but doesn't include a hotfix - just workarounds. I'll have to give them
    > a go.
    >
    > Nick...
    >
    >
    > R. McCarty wrote:
    >> This is a known issue with Vista, there is a hotfix available but the
    >> circumstances for the hotfix may not exactly match your particular
    >> problem.
    >> See the following:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    >>
    >> "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    >> news:uc5NtUE0HHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> 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 about 10
    >>> minutes and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says
    >>> "Calculating..."
    >>>
    >>> Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds. Why should Vista take
    >>> several thousand times longer to do the exact same thing? I'm using the
    >>> same logon credentials on each machine.
    >>>
    >>> How can I fix this?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Nick...

    >>



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  5. #5


    Nick Gilbert Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    Unfortunately none of the workarounds seem to have any effect. It still
    takes several minutes to copy a tiny file to a network drive.

    It looks like copying files in Vista is totally broken!

    I really really hate Vista. It's just so incredibly buggy!

    Nick...


    R. McCarty wrote:
    > Good Luck, it's sort of a random type issue. Some Vista PCs exhibit
    > the slow copy and others do not. I haven't found a "Common Set" of
    > conditions where the copy issue happens.
    >
    > "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:%23QLvQiE0HHA.2312@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> This KB article seems to be more relevant to my problem:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932170
    >>
    >> ...but doesn't include a hotfix - just workarounds. I'll have to give them
    >> a go.
    >>
    >> Nick...
    >>
    >>
    >> R. McCarty wrote:
    >>> This is a known issue with Vista, there is a hotfix available but the
    >>> circumstances for the hotfix may not exactly match your particular
    >>> problem.
    >>> See the following:
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    >>>
    >>> "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    >>> news:uc5NtUE0HHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> 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 about 10
    >>>> minutes and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says
    >>>> "Calculating..."
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds. Why should Vista take
    >>>> several thousand times longer to do the exact same thing? I'm using the
    >>>> same logon credentials on each machine.
    >>>>
    >>>> How can I fix this?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>>
    >>>> Nick...

    >


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  6. #6


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    You might try disabling Remote Differential Compression.

    You can disable it by going to Control Panel\Programs and Features > Turn
    Windows Features On or Off.

    "Nick Gilbert" <nickg@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:uc5NtUE0HHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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 about 10 minutes
    > and it hasn't even actually started the copy yet - it still says
    > "Calculating..."
    >
    > Windows XP can copy the file in about 4 seconds. Why should Vista take
    > several thousand times longer to do the exact same thing? I'm using the
    > same logon credentials on each machine.
    >
    > How can I fix this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Nick...



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  7. #7


    HeyBub Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    Nick Gilbert wrote:
    > Unfortunately none of the workarounds seem to have any effect. It
    > still takes several minutes to copy a tiny file to a network drive.
    >
    > It looks like copying files in Vista is totally broken!
    >
    > I really really hate Vista. It's just so incredibly buggy!
    >
    > Nick...


    There are lots of ways to copy a file: Drag-and-drop, clipboard, COPY,
    XCOPY, etc. Then there's the copy TO vs copy FROM. You might try various
    permutations to find one that works better.



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  8. #8


    theclyde Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    On Jul 27, 9:47 am, "dean-dean" <dean-d...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > You might try disabling Remote Differential Compression.
    >
    > You can disable it by going to Control Panel\Programs and Features > Turn
    > Windows Features On or Off.
    >


    Disabling Remote Differential Compression definately improved my copy
    & move speeds


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  9. #9


    PaulB Guest

    Re: Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

    Hi,
    I'm using Avast antivirus and any time I copy to another computer, Avast
    generates an error that it could not scan. This causes a huge delay
    especially if you are copying a large number of files. If I want to copy , I
    temperarily disable the
    Standard shield. This may not be your problem of course but I know a number
    of people us Avast.
    --
    Paul


    "theclyde" wrote:

    > On Jul 27, 9:47 am, "dean-dean" <dean-d...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    > > You might try disabling Remote Differential Compression.
    > >
    > > You can disable it by going to Control Panel\Programs and Features > Turn
    > > Windows Features On or Off.
    > >

    >
    > Disabling Remote Differential Compression definately improved my copy
    > & move speeds
    >
    >


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