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Windows 7: Takes too long to install usb flash drivers


04 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Takes too long to install usb flash drivers

Is it just me?
Win 7 takes a long time to recognize any new flash drive. It first checks for new drivers and then installs it. The whole process takes maybe 30 seconds to a minute.

It was never this slow in XP?

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04 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CraXJaX View Post
Is it just me?
Win 7 takes a long time to recognize any new flash drive. It first checks for new drivers and then installs it. The whole process takes maybe 30 seconds to a minute.

It was never this slow in XP?
We could be more helpful if we knew hwat hardware you have. cqan you fill in your system specs (lower left corner of your posts)
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04 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It will do that the first time you plug it into a new USB slot. XP did that too, if you unplug and replug in the same slot it shoult not go through that all over again. Sould be just a few seconds.

Though if there is somthing a little odd about that card reader that seems to require a special driver that windows 7 does not have and never actually installs, then I could see that it might re-try every time before defaulting to something generic.

I see this a lot with thumb drives. There are a lot of them that try to be "special" and require a special driver whereas most of them just advertise as a generic USB mass storage device and have no problems.
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04 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Updated my system specs.

Yes, once the drivers are installed for one pen drive, it opens in a jiffy the next time onwards, but the initial installation takes quite a long time..
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04 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, yeah if it was doing it every time then that would be "problem" that might have a "solution" but it soundslike it's working "normally", just that the initial install is taking longer than would be nice.

You might be able to speed up such things by turning off the ability to search windows update for drivers. A lot of that time may be it looking to the net to find drivers from MS itself. /sometimes/ that is helpful and sometimes it actually hurts. I generally prefer to have it not do that, fail, then hand load current manufacturer drivers from their own website. (Or load them before instaling the HW whichever the speciric instructions for the hardware in question require)
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04 Feb 2010   #6

 

Disable autoplay and access your flash drives from explorer. That will speed up the process a little
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15 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

am currently having this same problem. I have an Indra 8GB USB thumb drive. It takes between 45seconds to 1min to recognise it on my Dell Studio 1555 Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
I have Autorun disbaled (for other reasons) and Device Manager does not give me any alerts as to device driver error.
Has anyone been able to get this sorted out please?
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28 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 
same problem

I experience the same problem.. each time i insert a usb drive it starts to search and after that installation.. it takes qutie a long time than usual.. Some one come wiht a solution...
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26 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

I experience the same problem, And this is seriously a problem. I was using windows 7 for sometime, It was fine before, But it takes really a long time to install drivers for that removable device. Someone, plz come with a fix.
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25 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
5 minutes install USB drive and modem

I also have same problem. Total takes up to 5 minutes to install a drive.. Please if there's microsoft people in this forum, we need help! This is frustrating.
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