Anyone a wizard with Windows file sharing?
I have two Windows XP boxes on a wireless network. Call them A and B. I share a folder on A. On B, I copy a 7 MB file from A to B using Windows Explorer. The copy takes a few minutes, when it should take at most a few seconds.
I sometimes run a virtual machine, C, on computer A. The virtual machine runs Vista. Copying the same file to C from A also takes a few minutes, when it should be nearly instantaneous.
I've tried googling, but most of what I've found has to do with slowness getting the list of files in the shared folder. That part works fine. I've also found some problems with subtle incompatibilities between different versions of Windows, but A and B run the same version.
Copying from A to C is sometimes part of my debugging cycle. Having to wait a few minutes between testing each new version cuts significantly in to my productivity some days.