As much as there are parts of Vista that I like the biggest screw up I have seen to date with this OS is when it comes to moving or copying multimedia files across a network. To illustrate just how bad this is; even after installing the pre-SP1 hotfixes, here is a screen grab of one such copy I tried to do today
I took the screen grab after sitting there for almost 10 minutes of nothing happening.
The scenario behind the screen grab is this:
9 video files being copied from my Vista machine over a network to a mapped network drive on an XP Professional machine.
screen grab taken approximately 10 minutes after dialog was first displayed.
The real kicker of this is that I can be on the XP machine and copy the same files from the Vista machine to the XP in less time than it took me to wait and grab the screen capture of the above dialog.
I sure hope that the upcoming service pack for Vista fixes this problem or I will very seriously be considering moving back to running XP on this machine because to put it bluntly – this is a intolerable situation considering that Vista is suppose to be the best Microsoft OS yet.
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