[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Mon, Jul 28 2008 17:46 bradley

Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning

Vista, 2 weeks on...... - Nick Whittome - The Naked MVP - MSMVPS.COM:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/thenakedmvp/archive/2008/07/28/vista-2-weeks-on.aspx

I first saw Nick's post and then this Vista tuning PDF:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/8/8/28869476-67ec-4bec-a8f7-1ded39d3f161/Windows%20Vista%20Performance%20and%20Tuning%20-%20Final.pdf

Read that PDF.  It seems to me that if they can build a crash analysis wizard,  I agree with Nick that they should be able to build some sort of wizardy page or tool that can run consumers through a checklist of reviewing things to optimize Vista.

It's nice that they did put this document together of things to do and check.

Making configuration changes that help a computer feel more responsive when you use it.

 Using hardware to boost the actual physical speed of a computer.

 Making configuration changes that help a computer to start faster.

 Making the computer more reliable may help increase performance.

 Monitoring performance occasionally so that you can stop problems before they get too big.

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# re: Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning

Monday, July 28, 2008 8:40 PM by Chris Knight

There appears to be a section missing:

- replace Vista with Windows Server 2008

which has made a big, big difference on my last two laptops.

See www.win2008workstation.com

Of course you need the server license, a decent chunk of time and a fair bit of patience. Not for the faint hearted.

# re: Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning

Monday, July 28, 2008 8:51 PM by indy

I know exactly what makes my vista laptop unreliable.  Bad graphics drivers.  But Hp won't offer newer versions of the Intel graphics driver ( downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx down and has been down for weeks) for my model (h20000.www2.hp.com/.../SoftwareIndex.jsp )

# re: Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:10 AM by m0te

Why not a Best Practice Analyzer-like tool for Vista?  I've found those things very helpful for SBS, ISA, etc.  Yeah, maybe it would be tough to pull off given the massive amount of variation on client OSes...but maybe it would be helpful.  After tweaking it over a couple year's time, they could include the client BPA as a wizard that auto-runs immediately after installation?

# re: Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:37 PM by Nick Whittome

How odd, no trackback to my post!

nick