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Microsoft released a preview of an upcoming Vista Performance and Reliability Pack to its beta testers while everyone else will have to wait until August, the 14th to download the pack. But if you can't wait here's the link:


Downloads: 32-bit Vista, 64-bit Vista

You'll need 7-zip to extract the files.


Updates are:

Windows6.0-KB938194-x64.msu @ 3.65mb

Windows6.0-KB938194-x86.msu @ 2.13 mb

Windows6.0-KB938979-x64.msu @ 14.15mb

Windows6.0-KB938979-x86.msu @ 9.86mb


Vista Performance and Reliability Pack

• Improves performance in resuming back to the desktop from the Photo and Windows Energy screensaver.

• Resolves an issue where some secured web pages using advanced security technologies may not get displayed in Internet Explorer on Windows Vista.

• Resolves an issue where a shared printer may not get installed if the printer is connected to a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system and User Access Control is disabled on the Vista client.

• Resolves an issue where creating AVI files on Vista may get corrupted.

• Improves the performance in calculating the ‘estimated time remaining’ when copying/moving large files.

• Improves performance in bringing up Login Screen after resuming from Hibernate.

• Resolves an issue where synchronization of offline files to a server can get corrupted.

• Resolves a compatibility issue with RAW images created by Canon EOS 1D/1DS Digital SLR Camera which can lead to data loss. This only affects RAW images created by these two specific camera models.

• Resolves an issue where a computer can lose its default Gateway address when resuming from sleep mode.

• Improves the performance when copying or moving entire directories containing large amounts of data or files.

• Improves the performance of Vista’s Memory Manager in specific customer scenarios and prevents some issues which may lead to memory corruption.


Vista Compatibility and Reliability Pack


• Improved reliability and compatibility of Vista when used with newer graphics cards in several specific scenarios and configurations.

• Improved reliability when working with external displays on a laptop.

• Increased compatibility with many video drivers.

• Improved visual appearance of games with high intensity graphics.

• Improved quality of playback for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray disks on large monitors.

• Improved reliability for Internet Explorer when some third party toolbars are installed on Vista.

• Improved Vista reliability in networking configuration scenarios.

• Improved the reliability of Windows Calendar in Vista.

• Improved reliability of systems that were upgraded from XP to Vista.

• Increased compatibility with many printer drivers.

• Increased reliability and performance of Vista when entering sleep and resuming from sleep.


Source: nVNews

My Source: WinMatrix


I installed these updates, and it really helped in a few games that were running badly. This is supposed to be a private beta, but I really wanted to share this with everyone who is using Vista. It actually helps a lot smile.gif

Edited by Loman
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Hey, thanks alot, I'm going to install it now.


Edit: file aint there no more, damn.


Second Edit: Thanks for the link below.

Edited by Primer43
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Thanks for that, it put my SA up 5fps, so now I can actually play SAMP at playable fps...


Its made Vista a little more fast loading, but mine has never crashed as a result of Software, as my First HDD or my Mobos Chipset is dieing, adn that would be why I keep freezing tounge.gif

New account, Joe.
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Hmmm... I saw this on Gizmodo. Maybe I'll try it.


Any word on the official release? I heard it was sometime next week.

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