Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Extremely slow copying speed over the network

10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
Extremely slow copying speed over the network


I have 32 bit Windows 7 enterprise edition installed on DELL Inspiron 1525 with 4 GB RAM.
I am facing the issue of extremely slow copying speeds. The copying speed hovers around 4-5 Kbps.

Other XP machines are able to do this real fast. I updated from Vista, believing this problem would've been solved in Windows 7... but this is a big disappointment... for all the hype created.

Is there a solution to this...

Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Please try to answer as many as these as you can.
  • Location on network (LAN, other LAN, Internet)
  • What type of connection between the machines? (both wifi, one wifi other 100mbit)
  • What type of machine are you copying to? (NAS, Mac, Windows, Linux)
  • What protocal are you using? (FTP, Samba/Windows share)
  • By copying do you mean from two network locations? or from your machine to network? or from network to your machine?
    how is internet download speeds?

i think this has something to do with the new version of SMB but im not sure... that might of been fixed allready
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit

1. I'm trying to copy a file from a file server in the local LAN to my own machine.. again in the same local LAN
2. It's a standard 100MB LAN connectivity
3. The File server is a Windows XP machine, while my laptop is a 32 bit Windows 7 enterprise edition
4. standard windows share
5. I hope the above answers this part as well

Any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Follow this guide from Dell about how to obtain Windows 7 drivers for your inspiron 1525. Using the Vista drivers may work but there are limited Windows 7 drivers for your Dell.
Dell - Support
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I change CD-ROM speed? (Transfer speed is extremely slow)
Hello guys! So I bought this kick-ass laptop from MSI. It is pretty good. These are the specs (in case they aid in finding a solution to my problem): Name: MSI WorkStation Series GT60 2OKWS-674US OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit CPU: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4800MQ
Hardware & Devices
HDD Write Speed Extremely Slow
So a couple months ago i started a download for a game on steam but when i was checking it, it would download at 400kb for like 10 secs and say busy writing to disk for a whole minute i have 50DL and 4UP and steam usually downloads at a steady 6Mbps I checked my main HDD write speed and it was...
Hardware & Devices
Extremely Slow WLAN Speed
I finally got my WLAN set up and I'm getting ridiculously slow speed according to LAN Speed Test. When I say ridiculously slow I mean like 10 Mbps slow. The router and all of the wireless cards are 802.11n. I have an excellent signal on both computers. I've tried two different routers and it...
Network & Sharing
Copying files to discs (live file system) is EXTREMELY slow
I've been burning discs using the Windows 7 built in burner using the Live File System option, but when I drag and drop files to DVDs and the copying files window comes up, it's extremely slow. Like 1.29mb-2.49mb per/sec slow. Any ideas? This can't be normal, it takes a LONG time to for the files...
General Discussion
Extremely SLOW file copying/moving speed sometimes
its taking forever to copy 4.5 gb file... it doesnt take too long normally when im copying to my external hard drive(NESO hitachi xHDD 250GB) :( normally copying a 800MB files takes less than a minute, this time it took >an hour D: Windows 7 64 HP
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:00.
Twitter Facebook