Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408:
The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available.
The update fixes, among other things:
Windows Explorer may stop responding for 30 seconds when a file or a directory is created or renamed after certain applications are installed.
I'm not experiencing it on my own Windows 7 machine, but two colleagues at work were experiencing the problem. I would really like to know what applications were causing problems.
Microsoft will never call out the misbehaving applications. I want to know what software I should be ridiculing and insulting (and avoiding in the future).
Did anyone who was experiencing this problem isolate the applications?