I'm kind of glad you bring this point up, because that also annoys the hell out of me. I don't have that exact issue, but what one I do have is that Vista will automatically remove custom sort-by options at the top of a folder (such as 'Type'). I never really thought much of it though, and figured it was just me experiencing the issue.
Okay, I forgot to mention that one as well. So it is three things that are randomly changed... 1) Folder View Type 2) Arrangement of Folder Contents 3) Sorting Columns And I swear, I can open My Documents and spend 5 minutes configuring it exactly as I like... browse around a subfolder or two, close the window, then open a new My Docs folder and it'll be some random mix of settings usually with large or small icons... It just happens, I don't need to do anything else to reproduce it. How could MS miss this one during testing, unless they just dismissed it as unimportant enough to warrant a fix?
Now that is odd. I recall hearing about the issue before, but I figured it was ironed out. I haven't run into that issue personally, but that would be a huge pain, especially with that many drives. If you do find out the service in the future, let me know if you remember to look at it.
I'll remember to grab a screenie next time I boot Vista and it happens. Unfortunately it is very common regardless of SP1 for me. And I made a point to download the integrated Vista SP1 x64 disc off TechNet to do my installs from, in case some patch or something was screwing up the old x32 SP1 install.
minor annoyances (like how it takes five seconds to load up the menu when you right-click the networking icon in the systray).
Yes, quite a few menus do this! I just don't remember them to give specific examples... The Networks folder is especially bad, why does it force the user to wait roughly 10 seconds while it scans your entire home network for devices and shared folders? If I just opened the Networks folder 2 minutes prior, it should act like XP and list the previously detected devices & folders instead of forcing the user to wait 10 seconds every single time they open their network. Hell, even Windows 7 will handle the Network folder like XP, scan once per boot. I am glad to see they fixed it in W7.
For the sake of all that is humane, I hope that Windows 7 works out a lot better for you than Vista did ;-)
Thank you kindly.
I certainly hope so, however I have given up my desire for a blazing fast and secure RAID array. I talked with a chap that used to work at Intel, he didn't have that many flattering things to say about their RAID hardware controllers. I thought about buying a discrete RAID card, but I would rather just put that money towards a single Intel 80GB SSD (Or Kingston rebadges) than mess with RAID anymore. The entire fiasco is partly why I lost my penchant for a Nehalem build. I may wait until Windows 7, GT300, and Westmere launch at the end of this year before I upgrade and buy that SSD. The prices just keep going lower.