ahmad: You don't have to have an entirely clean system to notice performance enhancements.
ahmad: All I can tell is that firefox start time is the same as before, and running with multiple tabs is no faster or slower than before. Vista still feels "somewhat sluggish" - an "acceptable" sluggishness, but definitely noticeable compared to my XP system.
Driver issues you think? I don't know about that but I never found a lot of sluggishness in XP so why should only Vista have driver issues?
ahmad: Although based on this experience, even a "working" driver might still have issues that are not obvious.
ahmad: Hi Sinn, the "problem" is one of possible wasting of resources (ie. money).
When I bought the laptop, I was pretty sure that 1Gb would "do" for me, but everyone I discussed this with said that I pretty much "needed" 2Gb to run Vista properly, despite me emphasising that I would only be using the computer for very basic tasks (firefox, MS Office, IM applications).
So I'm just commenting that after the recommended update, I don't have any objective evidence to suggest my computer is running any smoother or faster as some said I would get.
I have so much objective data about loading times for Vista that it is not funny. Since Day 1 I've had a stopwatch sitting near my computer timing processes, which is really quite sad.
Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.