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Windows 7: Very slow copying, transfering and deleting


26 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Very slow copying, transfering and deleting

Hi,

I have installed Windows 7 on several computers, both laptops and a desktop, and I am having real trouble with extremely slow copying, transferring and deleting files and directories. What used to take minutes in XP, now takes hours, particularly the "preparing to copy" phase.

I know this was a bug in early Vista releases, but would have thought it was fixed now. Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks.

J


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26 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jemoto View Post
Hi,

I have installed Windows 7 on several computers, both laptops and a desktop, and I am having real trouble with extremely slow copying, transferring and deleting files and directories. What used to take minutes in XP, now takes hours, particularly the "preparing to copy" phase.

I know this was a bug in early Vista releases, but would have thought it was fixed now. Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks.

J
Hi and welcime

are the copies being made from one computer to another or from 1 drive to another? can you give us system info and netwroking setup

thanks

Ken J++
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26 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for you response, Ken.

Mostly the problem occurs when copying from one drive to another, either within one computer or to an external HDD. Even when copying from one location to another on the same drive. Moving on the same drive is no problem , i.e. instant.

This happens on several computers: a Dell E6500, a Dell D820, a self-built desktop, and a few others, all run Windows 7 Ultimate, and most have 4GB RAM.

Appreciate your input.

J
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26 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you running any antivirus or other security software? What software have you already installed? "Moving on the same drive is no problem , i.e. instant." Moving on the same drive is not conclusive, a move operation just edits the MFT with the new location, nothing is really moved.
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26 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, Logicearth

I am only running AVG 9.0, which I was also running prior to upgrading to Windows 7. It seems to me the problem is related to Windows analyzing the data before moving it, which it does at a rate of only a few MB a second.

J
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27 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Uninstall AVG for now. There have been a lot of major problems being reported with Windows 7 and AVG.
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15 Dec 2011   #7

Window 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 
Did anyone find a solution for slow copy?

I have the same problem, copying from CD to local drive, to network drive, to USB thumb drive.

Not sure if I have the same problem between the others.

A lot of threads on this or other sites pointed to a MS patch for similar problem for NVIDIA EHCI.

Anyone have comments about EHCI for an Intel Chip set?
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16 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Did you try going into device manager right clicking on the drive then properties then policies and change setting to performance?
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