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Windows 7: Installing and uninstalling software takes ages

01 Dec 2015   #1
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 
Installing and uninstalling software takes ages

I used to install software and remove it in matter of seconds, now its a matter of over 10 minutes.
This all seemed to have started recently but i do not know the cause.
Help would be greatly appriciated

i tried removing something in save mode to see if this fixes it, but it says windows installer is not available in this mode. I also tried installing a exe a while ago wich did not have the windows installer, and it installed in about 4 seconds.

Thanks!


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01 Dec 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We need a lot more information.
Please complete this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Then this tutorial by Golden.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

That information will give us a start.
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01 Dec 2015   #3
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 

I dont see how computer specifications or disk info is going to give you any useful information. I have a SSD for windows, hard drive for everything else. The rest of the pc is fast enough to install apps properly.
even if the hard drive would be fragmented or almost full, an installation would not go from 5 seconds to 10 minutes.
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01 Dec 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Run a System File Check.
If issues are found, run it 3 times with a reboot after each run.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Add your Dell PC Model to your specs, it could help everyone here trying to help you with any issues you have.
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01 Dec 2015   #5
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 

i have updated my specs. i do not have a dell pc.
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01 Dec 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
I dont see how computer specifications or disk info is going to give you any useful information....
There is more info there than just specs and disk info.
e.g. you mentioned AVG

As a test, uninstall AVG and install MSE...
...then see if your install times return to normal.

You can go back to whatever antivirus app you want after the test.
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01 Dec 2015   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
I dont see how computer specifications or disk info is going to give you any useful information. I have a SSD for windows, hard drive for everything else. The rest of the pc is fast enough to install apps properly.
even if the hard drive would be fragmented or almost full, an installation would not go from 5 seconds to 10 minutes.
You have come here for help and someone wants to help. Just because you don't see how it would help does not mean a thing. One of the most knowledgeable guys on here offers to help and you reject it.
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01 Dec 2015   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Elsewhere, they often call for a run of MiniToolbox, to get an idea of backround-running programs as well as a general over-all view. Background-running programs can defiintely slow some, but not all, things down. Compuer specs sometimes give ideas as to where choke-points potentially exist.
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01 Dec 2015   #9
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 

obviously the cause has to be some kind of software issue. whether its a corruption in the register or some driver or something causing the problem is what im curious at. maybe there is a good piece of analysing software. I have the ability to disable AVG and i did without effect. But removing it....It always worked with AVG for about 4 years. now AVG can be the cause without it recently updated? Its something else...
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01 Dec 2015   #10
borgqueenx

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
I dont see how computer specifications or disk info is going to give you any useful information. I have a SSD for windows, hard drive for everything else. The rest of the pc is fast enough to install apps properly.
even if the hard drive would be fragmented or almost full, an installation would not go from 5 seconds to 10 minutes.
You have come here for help and someone wants to help. Just because you don't see how it would help does not mean a thing. One of the most knowledgeable guys on here offers to help and you reject it.
sorry, it just sounded like requesting random info while it doesnt seem to be connected to each other.
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