Last week we told you about the leaked version of what is being called the “Performance and reliability pack for Vista” that was making the rounds. Today, Microsoft has made those fixes official with the introduction of knowledge base article 938979 which offers both 32 bit and 64 bit flavors of the update for download.
Here is a complete list of the fixes and enhancements that the Performance and reliability pack for Vista includes:
* You experience a long delay when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.
* A memory leak occurs when you use the Windows Energy screen saver.
* If User Account Control is disabled on the computer, you cannot install a network printer successfully. This problem occurs if the network printer is hosted by a Windows XP-based or a Windows Server 2003-based computer.
* When you write data to an AVI file by using the AVIStreamWrite function, the file header of the AVI file is corrupted.
* When you copy or move a large file, the "estimated time remaining" takes a long time to be calculated and displayed.
* After you resume the computer from hibernation, it takes a long time to display the logon screen.
* When you synchronize an offline file to a server, the offline file is corrupted.
*If you edit an image file that uses the RAW image format, data loss occurs in the image file. This problem occurs if the RAW image is from any of the following digital SLR camera models: Canon EOS 1D & Canon EOS 1DS
* After you resume the computer from hibernation, the computer loses its default gateway address.
* Poor memory management performance occurs.
Rumors persist that Microsoft has added a few other secret updates to improve the performance that are included in the Performance and reliability pack for Vista, we cannot find any evidence to support these rumors.
Microsoft says that the fixes and updates in the Performance and reliability pack will be offered via Windows Update for Vista at a later date. So, if you want to get ahead of the curve and get these fixes now, you can follow the link below and download them right away.
Click here for the Performance and reliability pack for Vista.