VS2010 Performance and Bad Video Drivers/Hardware – Redux

Since we shipped Visual Studio 2010 we’ve continued to have a small but notable series of complaints about performance that we’ve been able to attribute to bugs in video drivers and GPUs. The issue first came up back during VS 2010 beta in October of 2009.  Since then we’ve learned that while old, buggy drivers…

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Visual Studio 2010 runs faster when the Windows Automation API 3.0 is installed

If you’re running Visual Studio 2010 on XP or Vista you may benefit from installing this upgrade: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981741 Applications that use Windows Automation APIs can significantly decrease Microsoft Visual Studio IntelliSense performance if Windows Automation API 3.0 is not installed. For example, the Windows pen and touch services can significantly decrease Visual Studio IntelliSense performance…

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