Windows Vista Performance and Reliability Patches
While it's not Service Pack 1 it these next two patches definitely contain quite a few needed fixes with Windows Vista.
This first one addresses the following issues:
The second one addresses the following issues:
- The screen may go blank when you try to upgrade the video driver.
- The computer stops responding, and you receive a "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error message. You can restart the computer only by pressing the computer's power button.
- The computer stops responding or restarts unexpectedly when you play video games or perform desktop operations.
- The Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) stops responding when the computer is under heavy load or when very little memory is available. This problem prevents diagnostics from working.
- The screen goes blank after an external display device that is connected to the computer is turned off. For example, this problem may occur when a projector is turned off during a presentation.
- A computer that has NVIDIA G80 series graphic drivers installed stops responding.
- Visual appearance issues occur when you play graphics-intensive games.
- You experience poor playback quality when you play HD DVD disks or Blu-ray disks on a large monitor.
- Applications that load the Netcfgx.dll component exit unexpectedly.
- Windows Calendar exits unexpectedly after you create a new appointment, create a new task, and then restart the computer.
- Internet Connection Sharing stops responding after you upgrade a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP to Windows Vista and then restart the computer.
- The Printer Spooler service stops unexpectedly.
- You receive a "Stop 0x0000009F" error when you put the computer to sleep while a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection is active.
I hope if you were having issues with your PC running Vista that this helps.