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  • Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

    I've seen many posts concerning this issue, yet nothing to solve the problem.

    I have a vista and xp machines.

    trying to copy large files (more than 1mb) between them is almost impossible.

    Vista copy window hangs out "calculating" the remaining time for the transfer, and if the transfer even starts it works at 35kbps and not 10mb as it should have.

    Trying to close that window causes vista's explorer to crush, and after restarrting the process nothing works and the machine needs a cold boot.

    Any ideas how to solve it?

    (did try to map a network drive and did chnage the autotuning level to disabled. it didn't solve anything).

    Dani

  • #2
    Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

    Got any anti virus that scans network transfers?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

      nothing on the vista machine (but for windows defender). on the xp machine I think it's avast home edition or symantec.
      never had a problem between two xp though. only vista-xp transfers fails.

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      • #4
        Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

        Have you tried copying in the other direction? i.e. use the GUI on the XP machine to do the copy, and NOT the GUI on the Vista box?


        Tom
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        • #5
          Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

          It works better and not hangs the machine. still very slow though !

          There is hundreds of references to this problem, I wonder how did it pass the MS QA Tests....

          Dani

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          • #6
            Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

            Update:

            http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/931770

            Well, Installed it. nothing changed (still takes ages to move files larger than a few MB).

            Dani
            Last edited by kdani; 1st April 2007, 19:04.

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            • #7
              Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

              See also: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932170/en-us
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              • #8
                Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

                Originally posted by bcastner View Post
                Didn't kdani just give the same link as you???
                Cheers,

                Daniel Petri
                Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                • #9
                  Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

                  Solution (will also appear as an article on the main site):

                  1. Click Start and type CMD.

                  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to open the command Prompt with Administrative rights.

                  3. At the prompt in the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

                  Code:
                  netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
                  You will need to reboot in order for the setting to take effect.
                  Cheers,

                  Daniel Petri
                  Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                  MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                  • #10
                    Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

                    Originally posted by danielp View Post
                    Didn't kdani just give the same link as you???
                    Nope... different article numbers.


                    Tom
                    For my own and your protection, I do not provide support by private message under any circumstances. All such messages will be deleted and ignored.

                    Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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                    • #11
                      Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

                      Damn they look the same!

                      Forgive me, my bad.
                      Cheers,

                      Daniel Petri
                      Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                      MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                      • #12
                        Re: Slow file transfer between Vista and XP

                        Article is now live on main site:

                        Improve Windows Vista Network Peformance - Browsing Websites and Downloading Files Very Slowly:
                        http://www.petri.com/improve_windows...erformance.htm
                        Cheers,

                        Daniel Petri
                        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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