What speed is ur hard drive and what ram you have?
If you have a 4200 rpm hard drive like my BRAND NEW top of the line toshiba G40, then it will be like snail in vista.
I took fxxking 1 hour and 20 minutes to boot up for the first time when it get the image from a partition. INSANE.
After boot up, it takes another 4 hours to configure and download and install stuff by itself. During the process, it takes 3 minutes to open windows explorer. Lost so much hair while frustrating with a brand new top of the line laptop.
I miss my m1710, and windows xp.