How To: Disable Remote Differential Compression(RDC) Feature In Windows Vista For Faster Network File Transfer
Remote Differential Compression (RDC) Feature in Windows Vista allows data to be synchronized with a remote source using compression techniques to minimize the amount of data sent across the network.Windows Vista Remote Differential Compression measures the changes in files over a network to transfer them with minimal bandwidth rather than transferring an entire file that has previously been moved.Also with Remote Desktop Connection, you can access a computer running Windows Vista from another computer running Windows Vista that is connected to the same network or to the Internet.
Many pre-Windows Vista computers and devices are not compatible with RDC which makes transferring files across a network slower for a Windows Vista computer because it’s trying to use RDC.This feature that included into windows Vista is used for measuring file bandwidth then send it with the smallest size without sending the file before. This is helpful for you once you own many files with big size that you want to send. But by checking file frequently will disturb operating system performance. That is why disabling this feature will make Windows Vista Performance getting faster.
Here are the steps to disable Remote Differential Compression service in Windows Vista:
- Open Control Panel
- Switch to Classic View
- Select Program Features
- Choose Turn Windows features on and off
- Scroll down and uncheck Remote Differential Compression
Also you can remove this feature in Windows Vista by another method:
- Type in appwiz.cpl in the Windows Vista Start menu search box and hit enter.
- In the Programs and features window, open Turn Windows features on or off to proceed to Windows Features page where the feature to be removed.
- Scroll down and uncheck the box named Remote Differential Compression and click OK.
That’s it! You should now be able to copy or move files across the network using Windows Vista much faster! If not, you may have a problem with your network drivers and should update them! Also, install the latest Windows Vista updates if the problem continues.