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Windows 7: Very slow install of software on 64bit

04 Mar 2010   #1
nebuk

win 7 64 bit
 
 
Very slow install of software on 64bit

Hey guys
I am not a tech wiz but got a new PC recently and put windows 7 64bit on it so it could use all of the ram. But since I have done this I have found that installing applications is really really slow and often fails all together Any thoughts? My computer specifications are below

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor(2.4GHz,8MB Cache,1066MHz)
Digital & Analogue TV Tuner PCI Card
PCI-Express Mainboard - SLI nForce 650i SLI(C55) - Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad-Core - ATX
4GB DDR2 667MHz Memory -( 4x 1GB )
750GB (1x 500GB + 1x 250GB) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
LightScribe Super Format 18x Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
LightScribe Super Format 18x Dual Layer DVD Writer +R/-R/RW/RAM
768MB nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX - Dual DVI, HDTV, TV-Out


Thanks in advance
Ben


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04 Mar 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome Ben,

Try in safe mode. If it works as you had hoped, you can try a clean boot to determine the cause.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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04 Mar 2010   #3
nebuk

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi
Thanks for the speedy reply, so you recon its probably a service like a antivirus etc thats causing this?
I have a few applications isnstalled and the one that was taking ages to install was visual studio 2008 (I am starting to learn to program thus the new computer etc) and it has taken literal hours to install and didnt work comming off the disk either
Also installing updates at shutdown was taking literal hours
But
I will give it a go tonight and let you know how it goes
Thanks for the help
Ben
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04 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hi Ben,

Without seeing the computer, I have to work logically. The most likely cause of the problem is a conflict. Any programs that are running at boot, should be turned off.

If that does not work, try the clean boot. If the computer works correctly with the clean boot, you can follow the instructions to determine the cause and correct it.

Many times it is the antivirus that is causing the problem.
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04 Mar 2010   #5
Zathras

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just a shot in the dark, but obviously if you are installing from a CD or DVD drive, there could be a problem with the drive (either a mechanical problem or a configuration or driver problem).
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05 Mar 2010   #6
nebuk

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey again
I have tried a clean boot and it appeared that applications were working a bit better if it is the case of the anti virus could someone please suggest a good one for win 7 64bit?
But it did still decide when I went to shut down that it said "Preparing to configure windows" and then between 6 and 8 hours later it was done...
is this just something windows does now rather than sitting there informing me its installing updates??
Thanks for all your help guys you have put my mind at rest
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05 Mar 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Malwarebytes.org
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

I would suggest the above software.

Microsoft Security Essetntials for A/V
Malwrebytes scan once a week to check for any malware.
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11 Mar 2010   #8
nebuk

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi
I am back again
I have managed to get a bundle more problems!
Here is the situation: I am running a clean boot, windows is up to date apart from one update and the only appliccation installed is office 2007
First issue is that when I try to install any app (current test app AVG 64bit for windows 7) the install screens going through are fine but once the install starts it just hangs and doesnt do anything.
I am having issues getting windows defender to update and it also wont start
UAC stopped displaying the message when I tried to do thigns (now turned off) it was starting the background process but no mesasge was displayed on screen.
SFC /scannow wont work normally only in safe mode and still hangs after reaching 100% and wont reach the next line.
Had loads of issues with other updates but they are done now at least.
Has anyone got any thoughts of where I could start to try and resolve this ( i think it all stems from the UAC issue but I could be really wrong) or is it just a good idea to give up and start again??
Cheers Ben
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11 Mar 2010   #9
howetechnical

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If you haven't already, I would suggest to run MalwareByte's AntiMalware to rule out any 3rd party malware interference. Then if your system is clean, you might want to run a hardware diagnostics tool like BurnInTest (link below) to make sure your hardware is good (RAM, etc). If nothing else, back up your stuff and do a clean install of Windows again (there's a chance that wouldn't fix it, but more times than not it does).
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11 Mar 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Malwarebytes.org
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

I would suggest the above software.

Microsoft Security Essetntials for A/V
Malwrebytes scan once a week to check for any malware.
Follw this advice.
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