When you open a file on a remote computer, Windows Explorer obtains detailed information about the file, and about the remote share. This process can take a long time over a slow link.

To resolve this issue:

1. Install the latest service pack for your operating system:

How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack.

How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack.

2. Copy / Paste the following to a WANSpeed.reg file:






3. Merge the WANSpeed.reg file with your registry, or run regedit /s WANSpeed.reg.

4. Shutdown and restart your computer.