If you’re experiencing slow file transfer speed when you’re copying or moving files in Windows Vista, you’re not alone. Even though the issue was supposed to be fixed in Vista SP1, most people will find that the transfer speed is still awkwardly slow in Windows Vista even after applying the SP2 upgarde. Here’s a simple tips that you can apply to make file transfers a bit faster in Vista.
The trick is to turn off “Remote Differential Compression”. You can try doing this by going to
Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off and uncheck Remote Differential Compression
Most people will find that there won’t be any negative effects after turning off RDC, and even if that happens, you can always turn it back on again.