Vista sets 2007 land-speed record for copying and deleting

Dark Atheist

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im putting this here as its not really tech - more a laugh :)

It's been almost nine months since we first reported on Windows Vista's inability to copy, delete and move files without stalling indefinitely, and yet the problem continues.
Screenshots relayed this week by two Reg readers say it better than we ever could. "48167 Days and 23 hours remaining," one of them reads. "36843 Days and 0 hours remaining," states the other. Both are Vista's best-faith guesses as to how long it will take to copy data from one location to another.
"I have been experiencing slow copying ever since I 'upgraded' to Vista earlier this year, particularly from USB keys & drives," writes Adrian Procter, the Reg reader who provides Screenshot 1 (right). When Procter tried to create a CD with just 168Mb of pictures, Vista told him it would take more than 131 years to complete the job.
So he canceled the job and used Nero 7. The task was completed successfully in a couple minutes. Both CDs came from the same package and he's never had an error writing to CDs or DVDs before. His laptop, by the way, has 1.25 GB of RAM, 15 GB of free hard disk space and runs on a Centrino Pentium M740.



Source
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/20/more_vista_copying_problems/
 

Electronic Punk

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I am hoping that SP1 fixes this, well the more common error where it takes ages to copy a 50 meg zip file to my desktop.
 

Electronic Punk

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I am optimistic as apparently the copying of data (and in Microsoft's case countries worth of mapping data) copied hours faster (about 300%)
 

Heeter

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im putting this here as its not really tech - more a laugh :)

It's been almost nine months since we first reported on Windows Vista's inability to copy, delete and move files without stalling indefinitely, and yet the problem continues.
Screenshots relayed this week by two Reg readers say it better than we ever could. "48167 Days and 23 hours remaining," one of them reads. "36843 Days and 0 hours remaining," states the other. Both are Vista's best-faith guesses as to how long it will take to copy data from one location to another.
"I have been experiencing slow copying ever since I 'upgraded' to Vista earlier this year, particularly from USB keys & drives," writes Adrian Procter, the Reg reader who provides Screenshot 1 (right). When Procter tried to create a CD with just 168Mb of pictures, Vista told him it would take more than 131 years to complete the job.
So he canceled the job and used Nero 7. The task was completed successfully in a couple minutes. Both CDs came from the same package and he's never had an error writing to CDs or DVDs before. His laptop, by the way, has 1.25 GB of RAM, 15 GB of free hard disk space and runs on a Centrino Pentium M740.



Source
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/20/more_vista_copying_problems/


Hahaha, Nice find!!!!

Upgraded to XP on one machine & OpenSuse on another after my brief flirt with Vista.

Heeter
 

kcnychief

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I've been running vista on my production box since 6 months pre-RTM. I'll never go back! File copy speeds are a P.I.T.A, but I think are much better even after early betas of SP1
 

Steevo

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I don't need to use portable media, after experimenting with it in the early 90's I found that it was slow and unreliable, and that networking was much faster and more reliable. So it was at that time that I created a larger network to access my media from anywhere in the world, I later decided to call my personal network the "internets" and allow a few select friends to use it. They shared their porn with me in exchange. Now with millions of friends and much more porn than I can ever use I have allowed other people to use my internets, some have used it for good, and some for bad.






Beat that!!!!!
 

Electronic Punk

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You were foolish enough to make him one of your friends, I will most likely remove the + from the templates when I figure out where it is.
 

Steevo

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Damn him and his sneaky offers of cookies and milk. Speaking of milk where is Heny? Or is that the source of said offered milk? And should I be worried? Questions, too many questions.........



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Sazar

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#18
Man, I wish I experienced some of these issues so I could work towards finding work-arounds :(
 

Heeter

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#20
This is such mundane, trivial stuff that other OS's including XP had no problems with. Stuff like this shouldn't need workarounds, Sazar, but work perfectly, flawlessly, out of the box.

Heeter
 

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