Vista SP1 RTM has destroyed my inner child

Yes, you heard that right.   For the last 72 hours I have been trying to figure out why my Creative Labs X-Fi card was crackling on my Dell XPS 720H2C.

The Dell technical support tried everything with me!   Removed drivers, reinstalled drivers, checked for conflicts with the nForce Motherboard (fixed last year by nVidia and Creative).  You name it, we did it.    I completely forgot that I had installed Vista SP1 RTM.

Well, thanks to Windows Home Server, I have rolled back my installation to pre SP1 status and all is well again.   In fact, I have to say, the machine is quicker without SP1 anyway – how is that even possible?!   That includes file copying by the way!

I am so close to upgrading to XP once and for all.

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