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Old 02-18-08, 18:08
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hi all - just got a new XPS 420 with Intel Core2 Quad CPU q6600@2.4Ghz, 1TB Raid 0 HD 2 x 500MB, with 3GB Ram. It has the misfortune of running Vista home premium - thought i'd try it out - slowly losing patience with - but get this...my old shed that I've had for years and tweaked to its best (bless it) running XP2 with a 40GB HD an Intel pentium 2 and 356 MB RAM was, granted, clunky, but reliable and had better download speeds than this beast. What am i doing wrong!? No Bad Vista jokes, please...well, not too many eh? Thanks all for reading. Krishner
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Try disabling Vista's visual effects in Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced >Performance Settings
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If you have an extra HD or buy one...
Download all the drivers you will need to install XP Pro and burn to a CD.
Swap out the HD and install XP Pro from scratch.
Test the new XP Pro setup. If you like it better you win, if not, swap back the original HD. You might think buying a new HD is not the best way, but if your time is worth much at all it is much cheaper than messing with the original. Especially if you have to go back to Vista.
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Uh...thanks..I think..I guess my neural network isn't wired the same way yours is..!
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Try disabling Vista's visual effects in Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced >Performance Settings
I'll try. let u know. thanks. K
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but reliable and had better download speeds than this beast
This is nothing to do with Vista visual effects - If you like them keep them, if you don't ditch them.

It may be due to a new Vista 'feature' called

Receive Window auto tuning'

This mouthful allows Windows to negotiate with suitably intelligent routers.
Unfortunately there aren't many new ones and no older ones.

open an administrator command prompt
typein

netsh interface tcp show global
press enter

you will see a list of TCP global parameters

if receive window auto tuning level is set to normal

type in

netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
enter
exit
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