When purchasing AE just a couple of months ago, I was somewhat disappointed abot
its sluggishness. Lots of moaning, and puff coming out of my PC's mobo fans (I am exaggerating a little here). Loading a project took ages, it seemed. And while it functioned all right, it was a struggle to close it down. The project unloaded slowly, and AE itself would hardly vanish from the screen, I used Task manager to kill it.
After installing Vista SP 2, all this is gone. AE loads fast, loads projects fast, unloads projects fast and closes down in a normal, decent manner. AE has become a joy to use after Vista SP 2. I post this in the hope it might help others too, running AE on Vista.
32 or 64 bit version?
Windows Vista 64 Service Pack 2 Build 6002