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Vista extremely slow to copy files to network drive

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Nick Gilbert

#1
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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R. McCarty

#2
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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Nick Gilbert

#3
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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R. McCarty

#4
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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Nick Gilbert

#5
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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dean-dean

#6
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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HeyBub

#7
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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theclyde

#8
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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PaulB

#9
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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