Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Fixes
Everyone knows that Vista SP1 is due out soon, but if you're having any trouble now (I'm not anymore), you might take a look at these two updates:
- Performance Update - KB938979 - This one has some networking related fixes as well as fixes for some hibernation weirdness, as well as a possible fix for the now-legendary Explorer "estimated time remaining" issue.
- Compatibility Update - KB938194 - This one contains mostly video driver related fixes.
You don't need to install these now unless you're having some trouble. These should be rolled up into the SP1 when it comes out, so you'll get them automatically later anyway.
If you do download, make sure you get the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit version.
It doesn't say in the release notes, but I personally recommend that you install 1, reboot, install 2, reboot to avoid problems. Just a good practice, IMHO.