It's quite possible that the version of WMP 11 for 64-bit isn't ready for
prime time yet.
Remember, when you are running a 64-bit Windows, running the 32 bit
applications can have a decrease in performance due to WoW.
Mind you I am NOT a 64-bit Windows Vista expert, my current system cant run
"cvp" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Well well well!
> I had been complaining about the abysmal performance of WMP search
> 64-bit Vista RC1). Quite by accident I noticed that all of the shortcuts
> point to the WMP in "Program Files (x86)" but there is also a copy of WMP
> "Program Files".
> So I tried it. What a difference in performance! On a 5 minute test,
> search runs 24 times faster!!! What used to take 10 days will now take me
> hours (not wonderful, but bearable!).
> So, why are there these 2 copies of WMP? Why do the shortcuts point to the
> slow version?