How do I open a Zip file in Vista

  Seth Haniel 14:38 16 May 2008

284MB file that I have just opened in XP in less than 1 minute - at present on Hewlett-Packard a6020 Intel Pentium D cpu 3.0GHz 1014MB ram and it is at present calculating time to open as 2 days and 16 hours
What is Microsoft playing at ???????????

  Seth Haniel 14:59 16 May 2008

standing at 3 days and 5 hours :(

  Pine Man 15:09 16 May 2008

Install SP1 if you can, which fixes this fault.

  Pine Man 15:13 16 May 2008

Just realised you have got two posts with a similar problem.

Here is a link to SP1 click here

  Seth Haniel 15:21 16 May 2008

will close this thread when SP1 fixes fault ;(

  Pine Man 15:26 16 May 2008

My PC didn't like SP1 so I had to uninstall it but lots of others found it solved all of their problems.

If you have not yet started to install it the best way is to disconnect from the internet and disable all of your security software including firewall before the installation.

  mrwoowoo 17:29 16 May 2008

Which software are you using to unzip?I assume it's Winrar,which i use.
click here
Also,if you have only 1 gig of ram with Vista,things do tend to run very slowly.
I suggest shutting down all programmes you don't use and disable a lot of things on start up.
Also if you shut down UAC whilst trying to unzip,it can have a dramatic improvement as this tends to slow the process.

  tullie 20:50 16 May 2008

I use Winrar with Vista,as i did with XP and had no problems 21:24 16 May 2008

if you do a lot of zip files, i do loads winrar is a must. 23:14 16 May 2008

the de-frag, full back up. firewall, uac and memory usage could be open to a few questions also.
not from me ofc:)

  Seth Haniel 12:12 17 May 2008

but on trying to extract as it starts it then says there is a file already with that name and will go no further - it has just put that file there -
have unzipped it on my XP PC using right click method on to memory stick and copied the folder to Vista and it works fine -but why Vista (now with SP1 on) cannot handle this simple task

till the next time i'll tick resolved ;(

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