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Windows 7: Installing and uninstalling software takes ages

01 Dec 2015   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can work your way thru these steps...

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

...but your testing will go faster without AVG installed.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Dec 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

borgqueenx
I will try to explain my reasoning for my requested tutorials to be completed.

1. Knowing your system spec (complete system specs) lets us know many things. What is the capability of your system. These specs will follow your every post; which can make them very important at a later date. Knowing what security programs are installed and used is very important.
Knowing exactly what motherboard is install allow us to look up and see what methods of external drive hook up can be use and or is being used and many more things. Knowing what ssd you have allows us to recommend proper firmware. On and On.
Example: What Windows 7 are you using?
**One doesn't ask a auto mechanic to help fix their car and then not tell them what kind of car they have.

2. Using Disc Management show us what disk arrangement you have and the amount of free space on each partition. Nothing works properly if their isn't enough free space. It also let us see what partitions/drive is active and how they were formatted.

These are just basic information that can be helpful to us to help you.

Their will be more information required for us to know how to give proper guidance.
If for what ever reason you don't want to give us requested information that is just fine with me.
It's your computer but it's also your problem.

Look at my system specs and you will see a lot of information for other to see if need be.
If a member request more information, I will provide it.

When you complete the requests for information I will continue.

Their are two major things we do on the forum; help others and learn.
Help us help you.
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02 Dec 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No one suggested disabling AVG. The request was to remove AVG and install MSE.
Yes AVG has been causing problems lately for other members. I assume that is why the request was made.

A Clean Start Up also gives us more information on your possible problems.
msconfig will also give us more information but lets wait until the requested tasks are completed.

I never assume their is one problem.
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02 Dec 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

If the problem persists after removing AVG and installing MSE...
...please leave MSE installed while we work on this issue with you.
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02 Dec 2015   #15
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 

MSE is window's on security system? i dont really trust windows for anything and i never installed a update because it breaks more then it fixes more.
Is there a recommended alternative?
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03 Dec 2015   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

AVG updates the things that it looks for (signatures) as well as its heuristics. One or more of those updates could cause the issues that you are having; especially, a heuristic rule.

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is the name of Microsoft's antivirus product for Windows 7. I don't know of another antivirus product that is as light weight as MSE. This makes MSE good for troubleshooting. If you have not be applying Windows Updates/Patches, then let's skip installing MSE.


Try this instead:

Download something that you can install/uninstall as a benchmark/test.
Scan that downloaded file with AVG.

Time how long it takes to install the test app.
Restart the computer.

Time how long it takes to uninstall the test app.
Restart the computer.

Disconnect from the Internet.
Uninstall AVG.
Restart the computer.

Time how long it takes to install the test app while AVG in not installed.
Restart the computer.

Time how long it takes to uninstall the test app while AVG in not installed.
Restart the computer.

Install AVG again.
Connect to the Internet.
Update AVG.
Restart the computer.

Time how long it takes to install the test app one more time to see if uninstalling/re-installing AVG changed anything.

If the install/uninstall time of the test/benchmark app is roughly the same slow time that brought you to this forum, then you probably won't be too happy with me......but such is the nature of troubleshooting.


The clean boot steps would be next:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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03 Dec 2015   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
MSE is window's on security system? i dont really trust windows for anything and i never installed a update because it breaks more then it fixes more.
Is there a recommended alternative?
If you don't install Updates, that is one reason you are having trouble. If you don't trust Windows, whatever that means, then switch to Linux. We all like and recommend Windows 7 as the best OS ever. It is up to you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2015   #18
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
MSE is window's on security system? i dont really trust windows for anything and i never installed a update because it breaks more then it fixes more.
Is there a recommended alternative?
If you don't install Updates, that is one reason you are having trouble. If you don't trust Windows, whatever that means, then switch to Linux. We all like and recommend Windows 7 as the best OS ever. It is up to you.
love windows 7. hate windows update. they literarry break stuff, and clutter the pc and make it slow.
Im never ever gonna use windows update again, it was the same in XP and vista.
Im also staying because the compatibility.
Im going to try to uninstall AVG and see if it works then. thanks for the advice!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2015   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
MSE is window's on security system? i dont really trust windows for anything and i never installed a update because it breaks more then it fixes more.
Is there a recommended alternative?
If you don't install Updates, that is one reason you are having trouble. If you don't trust Windows, whatever that means, then switch to Linux. We all like and recommend Windows 7 as the best OS ever. It is up to you.
love windows 7. hate windows update. they literarry break stuff, and clutter the pc and make it slow.
Im never ever gonna use windows update again, it was the same in XP and vista.
Im also staying because the compatibility.
Im going to try to uninstall AVG and see if it works then. thanks for the advice!
If you don't install the Windows Updates, you are opening yourself up for hackers and many other things. The Updates are the new add-ons for Windows that have the improved parts just put out. You are asking for trouble by not installing the Updates. That is one reason you are here I am sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You don't want to get Windows 7 Updates. That is foolish but it's your computer so you can do as you please.
I will not be able to help you.

Have a nice day.
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