Ok, i've been pretty patient with my first time around with Vista since Oct of last year after I built my new SFF gaming system. Its been well behaved and hardly given me issues, except what is fucking up with file transfers on this OS? I have seen better transfer rates from HDD to a farking floppy disc in comparison to my USB2.0 sticks!! I kid you not, it takes a good damn 5 minutes just to move 1 gig across either direction! And then theirs the network file transfers, holy God in heaven it sucks!! I have a full Cat 6E wiring to a 3COM switch downstairs to m HTPC attached to my D-Link 4300 and it always ran awesome on my older Windows XP machine. But recently, after trying to move 300-700meg video files from my BitTorrent machine to my HTPC, my transfers rates crawl at 120-200 kbytes a sec???!!! I"ve done as much googling as I can on this issue including turning off a few options in Windows programs area, but nothing has helped! Can anyone else shed light on this issue before I decided to start burning DVDs and moving my files that way, cause its sure a helluva faster!! Iv'e checked my ethernet wiring which around 40 feet going from upstairs to downstairs. I reterminated the ends nice and tight and neat, so I know its not the cable. My HTPC is running MCE 2005 and I can transfers files freaking blinding fast between that and my girlfriends XP dell laptop, even at just 100mbps, so its narrowed down to my Vista machine. I'm not running any software firewall crap either, just free AVG 8.0, even the Windows firewall is all turned off.