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Q: How many time is takes to upgrade a windows 10 32-bit to windows 10 64-bit

I have a question,how many time is taking to upgrade a Windows 10 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit?

EDIT: Sorry for posting a question with wrong tag.(Windows 7)

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You can get the equivilant of a clean install from a windows 8 upgrade disk.
You still need to have the previous version of windows installed and run the
windows 8 upgrade installation on it.
Once it is installed,move your mouse down to the bottom right of the screen
to get the right menu.
Click settings,then click change PC settings.
Click general on the list to the left.
Scroll down the items til you see remove everything and reinstall windows.
Click get started.
While running the reinstall,make sure to select clean entire drive and save nothing.
Run the reinstall.
When it is done,it will be a clean install of windows 8,but it will have kept the license
and activation files for both the previous windows version and windows 8.
Those files are required for the windows 8 upgrade activation.
This leaves only windows 8 installed and gets rid of any files left from the
previous windows install,including the windows.old file.
It may request your upgrade disk for the reinstall.

Don't do this if you are trying to upgrade and keep your files.
This is only if you want to have a clean install of windows 8
with none of your previous data left.

Be advised that the reinstall itself can take several hours to run.
It is slow,so just let it do it's thing.

Just a note.
With windows 8 upgrade,you want to have your previous windows
version disks available,or a set of factory restore disks.
In case of a serious system crash,you will need to reinstall the
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A:Windows 8 upgrade-way to get clean install-takes some time.

I made this a sticky. If you don't want that, leroys1000, just let me know and I'll unstick. Thank you for the info.

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i have windows xp, sp2. dual core cpu, 504mb ram. its a new pc. from few days whenever i started my computer, windows takes long time to startup. before that it was very fast. plz give me suggesstion.

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I am running Windows 7 and it takes me a lot of time to boot. I think this was caused by Cacheman. I installed it to speedup my old laptop, after it disable Aero, I uninstalled. After that, when booting, my laptop is taken about 5 minutes at Starting Windows sceen. When pass that sceen, my system started up fast and no problem.
My laptop doesn't have many apps or service auto startup with system. There are only AVG, Internet Download Manager, I don't think the problem is caused by auto startup apps.

Would anyone please help me?
Thank you!

A:Windows 7 takes a lot of time to boot

Could anyone please help me? Sorry for double post, but I am in trouble with this probem.

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hello everyone. i just bought a hp dv4-5008tx laptop.
the configuration is a follows

Processor Core i5 (2nd Generation)
Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Cache 3 MB (Smart Cache)
Expandable Memory Up to 16 GB
Memory Slots 2 (Unused Slots 0)
System Memory 6 GB DDR3
Hardware Interface SATA
RPM 5400
HDD Capacity 640 GB
Dedicated Graphics Memory Type DDR3
Dedicated Graphics Memory Capacity 2 GB
Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 630M

here is my story. i deleted all the partitions on it because i wanted to install resizing according to my need. i ended up creating dynamic drives. i searched the forums and found the solution to that using pw 4.2
now i want to install windows on my640 GB hardisk which doesn't have any partitions. its unallocated space. i know how to do it but i want to ask that do i need to modify any MBR?
i tried installing windows on dynamic drive and it took a long time to install (1 hour). why it took this much time?

A:Windows takes time to install

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Create the bootable cd. Works perfectly everytime. Make your drive basic, not dynamic. You should not have to modify anything. I always set the install partition active, so no system reserve partition is created.

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Windows 7 takes up to 1min,30sec to start, inorder to find the reason i found an error in th event viewer :
Aangepaste DLL-bestanden worden voor elke toepassing geladen. De systeembeheerder moet de lijst met DLL-bestanden controleren en zorgen dat de bestanden gerelateerd zijn aan vertrouwde toepassingen.
Translation : Customized DLL-Files are loaded for each application. The system admin must check this list of DLL files
and make sure that they are releted to the trusted applications.
Searching with google I came accross ComboFix, I have installed it and run it and it came with a combofix.txt logfile.
After that, I found that I should not run combofix if there's no need to it. But that was to late!
For now , I still need someone to read that logfile (see below) to find out what's wrong with my DLL files,
many thanks in advange
ComboFix 13-11-03.02 - Cees 03-11-2013  12:12:20.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.31.1043.18.2048.858 [GMT 1:00]
Gestart vanuit: c:\users\Cees\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Andere Verwijderingen   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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A:Windows 7 takes his time to start

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When i Log off from windows it takes a long time, i shut down all my programs but my firewall before i log off too. my firewall shuts down right away aswell but then it just sits there for a good long time. the other users on my computer do not have this same problem, PLEASE HELP!

A:windows takes a long time logging off

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when i'm trying to shut down the windows vista machine it does not get shut down.while shutting down it shows logging for a long time & its does not get shut down.can u all suggest me a solution

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Recently I've had windows start up really slow. Even if I can log in and get to my desktop, it still takes ~20-30 min until my PC starts running as smoothly as usual. I did a virus scan and nothing was found, so it's something else, but I just don't know what it could be. My PC is like 3 years old, so I'm not sure if it's just that. I don't really know what information I should give, because I don't know the cause to this issue.

A:Windows start up takes a long time

Lets see if it is due to one or more of your software, Perform a clean boot
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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It takes a long time around 10 mins to completely load windows xp and LAN gets loaded at last.

Followin are sum details abt ma machine:-

os-windows xp sp2
network card-in built on mother board
Antivirus-Mcafee VSE 8.7.0i

plz reply n help me out

A:LAN takes a long time to load in windows xp sp2

Hi and welcome to TSF

Just how old is this PC, especially the hard drive?

Does it work OK after it is up and running ?

Needless to say, it always going to be on the slow side with only 128 RAM.
XP should have 512 RAM to make it run good.


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I have a Lenovo z510 Laptop with 6GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB of HDD and 8 Logical cores of a Core i7 4702MQ CPU processing at 3GHz ...
I don't say that it is a high end system(and it is not!) but neither I think that it is a Low End or even Low Mid one!
So...do you think that it must take about 2 minutes to boot and then about 10 seconds to run Chrome for first time...3 or 4 seconds for Start menu to load the first time I click on it and EVEN sometimes having lags on loading start menu after using the windows for a while?!
The problems doesn't go to end here! :
Sometimes I can not use Cortana until I restart the windows!
Sometimes the apps take a long time to load
and other things like this...

and now...my questions:
1.is the problem with my hard drive?!
if it is...is it normal with all HDDs or there must be a problem here???
2.I am using more than 50% of my HDD...is it a lot??can it cause the problem???
3.I am planning to add a 128GB of SSD to my laptop...do you think that it is a good idea??

*in addition: I have just reset my Windows(somehow reinstalling) for a week to see if it changes anything...it has changed but not that much...and from all large programs,I only have PES 2016,Photoshop,Visual Studio and Office... I am planning to install Premiere,Assasins creed Syndicate,etc. and I don't know what will happen then!I think that my PC will not start!


A:Windows 10 takes a long time to do any task!

Hi, suggest a process of elimination.
1. Previously have you seen significantly faster response times?
2. Can you run chkdsk from an elevated command prompt (Windows key + x, click Command Prompt (admin) & report result
3. What are the SMART params of your disk?
4. Try a clean boot, and compare the times.
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

(Note you need to reverse the settings to get back to normal boot)
5. If no change, try Safe Mode and compare response times.
6. Please post screenshots of your task manager - organised by highest CPU, highest RAM usage.
7. Cortana - puzzling- at least it's not completely broken.

Given that we may have some better idea- thanks.

SSD: My - new- PC is i3 dual core, but 256Gb SSD + HDD- start menu is instantaneous, explorer maybe 0.3s. About 12s to lock screen. I have a lot of programs installed.

Comparison with my 6 year old laptop from which I moved using disk images and Laplink - about 3 hours processing to reproduce my working environment, settings, and installed programs, so much is identical- say 90s to 2 mins to lock screen.

HDD usage: I don't know what partitions you have.. hope you have some.. to separate data from the OS. Basically Windows needs enough free space for paging file (and of course for updates- especially with Win 10, for Windows.old too. You need to beware of programs that take up loads of space on your OS partition or disk in library folders, and... Read more

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computer running windows xp home. the CPU was recently replaced and ever since then the computer hangs at the blue welcome screen after he clicks on his account for several minutes when it finaly gets to his desktop everything is normal and programs run fine. the compute ris biasicly used as a cash register it is on a work group network and there is no internet connectiong. when i looked in the event view the only errors are about tryign to connect to a time server and not being able to so im not sure that is related.

any idea or help would be much appriciated


A:windows takes a long time to start up

Hmm, sounds like you might have many programs loading at once when your computer starts. Try going to:

Start > Run > Type "msconfig" > Click on the "Startup" tab

In that section, see if you can disable as many unused programs as possible, it should help your computer load faster.

Hope that helps ^_^

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The updates to Windows 7 is taking a long time. It has been installing update 7 for over 2 hrs. Please help......

A:Windows 7 64 Bit updates takes a long time.

Which update is it installing (has it completed yet?)

If it's installing Service Pack 1, this can take a few hours, depending on the state of your system - but any more than 3 hours would be highly unusual.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655 running Windows 7 64 bit. A week and a half ago it started taking over a minute to shut down. It started around the time I installed optional updates for Microsoft Security Essentials, my anti-virus program. I uninstalled it, shut the computer down and it still takes over a minute to shut down. Went into safe mode and reinistalled it there, still took over a minute to shut down. My drivers are all up to date. I think that it may have something to do with an application taking to long to finish uo what it's doing. When looking at processes under task manager, there are 9 separate processes for Google Chrome. I'm attaching a screen shot of task manager.

A:Windows takes a long time to shut down

This is when Chrome is open. When it's not, the task manager shows one process from Chrome at 5,316 KB.

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After my update to SP1 now it takes about 25 seconds more for the system to boot. Everything seems the same until Windows starts logging in to my account. It takes much longer to load to the desktop now than it took before.
I'm using the admin account if it matters.
Can you tell me how to provide enough information to you, so you can help me Maybe it's a driver problem?


A:After SP1 upgrade it takes longer time to boot?

Have you checked your C: drive fragmentation?

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when i want to synchroniz my offline files is takes a long time (20 Mintues)
In the past I had no trouble with that.
steps that i try to do:
-make files from offline to not be offline.
-event viewer logs.
i working with domain Environment and my files store on Server 2008 r2
Please Help me.

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Hello for some reason windows takes forever to load and shutdown before I reinstall windows I thought someone may know my problem. My computer loads and boots to the signup screen in like 5 seconds. But when I log into windows it takes about 1 minute or so for everything to load. I can see the desktop and icons but if I click on an icon or try opening a program it doesn't work or freezes. It didn't use to do this I dont have that much on my computer. 600GB of a 1 terabyte hardrive is all I have installed. I used to actually have 900GB of random junk on this computer and it windows would load no problem. My specs are: Intel i5-3450 @3.10Ghz , 8GB of RAM , and a NVIDIA GT 640. Oh I also have a terabyte hardrive wich I mentioned.

A:Windows 7 takes unusual time to load and shutdown.

You can see what's running at startup with 'Autoruns'. Read this Autoruns for Windows

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HI all. I have a Hp 15 Notebook PC laptop 64 bit windows 1o, 4 gigs memory. I have tried many different things to figure out why in the world is the computer taking forever to start up and shut down and it takes forever for browers to come up and it freezes on all browsers. I have done things to make start up quicker like going in task manger and turning off start up programs and putting 3 sec for start up. I ran a check disk scan to fix any possible errors. I have cleaned up disk. I ran Malwarebytes and ccleaner, and Adwcleaner ect.to no avail.

Any help would be so appreciated.

Thanks ahead of time.

A:Windows 10 takes a long time to start and freezes

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How long dose it take to reset my laptop? I did not use a disk i put all my pictues, music, ect. on to a USB. But from what I been reading on here a lot of people loss something when finish resetting. True? My other ? Is can u stop a resetting pross? If so what are the consequences?

A:Time it takes to Reset Hp windows 8 to factory mode

Hi,Factory reset will format entire hard drive and bring back factory set configuration and Operating system.RegardsVisruth

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So I'm not quite sure what happened but now my Windows XP machine, after logging into my account it takes a really long time to start doing anything. It doesn't load local connections, or any start up programs except for a few and I can't do anything for.. well minimum 5 minutes. There's no set time really but once it's done whatever it does then everything opens at once.

I think this error starting happening when I created a network (Setup Network Wizard thing in Windows XP) in my home so that I could get my new printer to work on all the computers via my desktop.

I reinstalled my wireless TrendNet card driver because I thought that might be it.
I installed the drivers for the printer which was also something that changed on my computer.
I also reinstalled WAMP so that I could have the local server on another hard drive. (I'm thinking of doing a reinstall again to see if I can get it to work... but the reinstall didn't stop it from working it just stopped after I rebooted earlier today)

Also my WAMP server isn't connecting anymore.

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Many of our windows 7 machines are having problem with windows update which takes a lot of time to check and then shows error "Windows could not search for new updates". We tried different internet connections.
Any Suggestions?

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i have a clean boot of windows 7 home premium x64bit. for some reason it hangs up on at the starting windows screen for like a minute to 2 minutes. i dont know why. is there anything that is causing this. cause i had xp dual boot a couple weeks ago and xp loads in like 10 seconds.

A:starting windows boot time takes foreverrr

Suggest you trace it to find the cause: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN

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My problem:
When starting any new Windows Explorer window, it takes a minimum of 90 seconds to show the window.
My HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:54:53 PM, on 5/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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My windows take a very log time to log off, it also sometimes after it logs off the screen will go black and the green light on my moniter will go from green to orange (which i believe means it is not getting a signal). after a while it the light will turn green again and the picture will come back. i dont know if these two problems are linked or not. the problem that i care about the most is the long log-off time. i have run virus scans, and microsoft anti-spyware. so i do not have any viruses or spyware. the programs that i have in the system tray when it loads are, creative volume control, microsoft anit-spyware, norton internet security, norton anit-virus auto protect, hotsync (palm pilote), and a program that tells if my printer is connected (hp printer). when i go to log-off i close all of these programs except the two norton programs. but it still takes a long time to log-off. the last two programs will close and then it just sits there. i have looked everywhere for the answer and i have done alot of work but nothing has worked. i do not believe i have a roaming user profile, because i have been told that might be the problem. but tell me how to check anyway. any other ideas of what might be causing this?

A:Solved: windows takes a long time logging off

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Here is the simple solution to fixing the Windows 10 taking long time to delete files and folders problem.


When you delete a big file (or folder) or lots of files in File Explorer, you notice in the popup window
the green progress bar goes to 99% and then stops and you have to wait many minutes for it to finish
the deletion process thereafter.


? Open File Explorer
? Highlight with your mouse "This PC" in the Left Sidebar
? Click the "View" tab in the Top Menu Bar
? Look to the Far Right in the Top Menu Bar and Click "Options"
? Click "Change Folder And Search Options"
? In the popup box next Click the "View" tab
? In the "Advanced Settings" box Scroll Down and CHECK the box that says "Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process"
? Click the "Apply" button at the bottom

Now when you delete files and folders in File Explorer it will go to 100% delete rapidly instead of hanging on the the 99% point.

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Whenever I delete a folder I notice it takes Windows an awful long time for the deletion dialog box to finally disappear. In Windows 2000 when you delete something it does so right away.

I notice this on IBM desktops and Dell laptops/desktops so I don't think it is a hardware issue.

Does anyone know what causes this and if it can be sped up?

A:Windows XP takes a long time to delete files

Has anyone seen this or am I the only one?

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I've had this problem for several months now. Basically, upon starting up my Toshiba laptop, it spends about 2-3 minutes on the Windows XP 'Loading' screen. After this, the screen then turns black, which lasts about 5 - 10 seconds, then loads the login screen. Upon logging in, my computer works at a normal speed. I have no idea why booting up takes such a long time, and I'd appreciate any help.

If you need me to post any info, or perform and tasks, just tell me and I'll do them.

Thanks in advance ,

A:Loading Windows Takes An Exceptionally Long Time

Download and install HijackThis. Run it and click on the button "Do a system scan and save a logfile". When the scan is completed, a notepad window will open with the logfile.

In the Notepad header bar click "Format" and make sure "Word Wrap" is not checked. Then click "Edit" and "Select All", right-click in the blue area and select "Copy", then Paste the logfile into your next post to this thread.

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When i start my PC, it usually takes a long time to load all the programs at startup, i went to msconfig and disabled all the items from there, i have my NORTON03 updated, did my windows updates recently, but that havent help me at all, i have ran out of ideas now, what can i do in order to have my windows XP load and start faster like it used to be!

PLs help me guys KIT!

A:Windows XP takes a long time to load all the programs!

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When I boot up my computer, Windows Explorer and all the software wont get started up. They take too much time to load up. I Have to wait nearly 4-5 minutes to do work! Need help!

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

A:Windows Explorer takes too much time to load after the startup.


Take a look inside msconfig

Uncheck everything but the Anti-virus software inside the Startup tab

Click on type msconfig inside Search programs and files press <ENTER> when you see MSCONFIG under Programs (1) .

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What's going on with the icon on my taskbar? It takes 22 seconds to load Explorer. Every other link to a folder in Explorer is practically instantaneous, including the links in Start Menu.

A:Windows Explorer takes a long time to load?

You can try unpinning the Windows Explorer icon from the taskbar, then type Windows Explorer in the search function on the Start Menu. It should display Windows Explorer on the top of the search results, right click that and pin to taskbar.

Have you looked into the issue that maybe this is because of malware that is slowing down Windows Explorer when launched from the taskbar icon?

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On my new laptop, it sometimes takes a whole minute to load! What is going on?

A:Windows Media Player takes a long time to start

A reboot fixed it for a while, then it started doing it again.

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Because of the errors reported by the action center i installed the WD SES driver, another WD driver, USB 3 driver and Marvell Console driver.

After that my PC started taking long time to boot. Usually it booted fast, now it is taking more than a minute at the windows logo screen.

I thought this was caused by the Marvell console driver. So I tried to uninstall it, but couldn't find the uninstaller, so I uninstalled it with Driver Fusion. It didn't help. Then I uninstalled every program/driver I installed on that day.
Clearing CMOS didn't help either. Now i ran sfc/scannnow and it did not find any integrity violations. I managed to find the right logs by googling and i see I have a lot of Critical levels and Errors.
I have attached all the Operational logs from 24.10.2013 when i did a complete reinstall.

I have no idea what to do, please help.

My specs:

OS: Windows7 Ultimate SP1, 64-bit
BIOS Version: F6
MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.1.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, 2794 Mhz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600 Kingston
Hard drives: Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 512 GB SSD - OS is installed here
Western Digital WD15EARS-00Z5B1 1.5TB
Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB SSD
All are in AHCI mode.

A:Windows 7 takes long time to boot after installing drivers

Never mind, loading optimized defaults in BIOS solved the problem

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I'm not sure why this is happening, but if I attempt to open a drive in Windows Explorer, it takes a really long time (sometimes several minutes). It takes that long for the progress bar on the address bar to fill up. Does anyone know why this would be?

A:Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I have only noticed this the first time or two that I open drives that where used by Vista and the Vista OS partition itself. Places with large numbers of files not created in 7 to start with. Explorer apparently needs to index these files so that it knows what's there to begin with. Hasn't happened here for a while. Yes if the partition (drive) is large it can take a few minutes. I would think mapping a network drive would have a similar process as windows discovers what all is available there.


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I recently purchased alienware m18x r2 with following specs
I7 3630m
Gtx 680m sli
12gb ram
750gb wd
120 (windows installed)
& 256gb sdd

Now for the problem when I receive the laptop it was preinstalled with window 8 and on the first boot it took around 5 to 6 mins to boot to desktop..I reinstalled the windows considering it to be the bloatware fault..
The problem gets solved but after i download alienware osd drivers , alienware command center and nvidia drivers the delay is back ..
It starts with a bsod (your pc ran into problem)error window minidump memory.dmp.etc and after that windows boot restart and shutdown after almost 5 to 10 mins..
In the duration of delay there is no hdd activity and after 3 to 5 minutes when the hdd gets actives it boots to desktop in 5 secs

Really appreciate if anyone help me through this

A:windows 8 takes long time to boot, restart & shutdown

Have you tried installing the OS into the 256GB SSD? and try installing the drivers one at a time to find out which one would cause the boot delay issue.

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Since few weeks, I have the problem that after I start my computer, Windows loads something .. I don't know what it is, but it takes few minutes. In the meantime, applications start delayed, especially Firefox. At the right side of the taskbar where are the icons are, there is a icon which indicates that Windows is something loading .. here is an screenshot of that: http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/un2bqrnp/Untitled.png Any ideas?

A:Windows takes a long time to initialize network stuff ...

You probably have a lot of startup programs/services loading on startup, disable some of those.
Startup Programs - Change (See Method 3)

Run a Malware scan with Malwarebytes

Windows is something loading .. here is an screenshot of that: http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/un2bqrnp/Untitled.png

That's just your Network connection status. (Your system is probably trying to identify a Network)

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I recently purchased a new custom computer. It has an amd3000 processor and a gb of memory. When I turn on my computer it takes about 3-5 mins to load the windows loading screen. It turns into a black screen before the windows loading screen loads. After windows loads I can click on my account and it loads up pretty fast. Please help me with my problem.

A:Takes a long time to load windows loading screen

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My desktop computer has windows 7 (32-bit). That problem is that the computer is taking about 5 minutes to boot. I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months. I tried running my Norton 360 antivirus full system scan but that did not solve the problem. I haven't done anything else to solve the problem.
My computer specifications are as follows:
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
CPU:  Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Intel Corporation DH61WW (LGA1155 CPU 1)
Graphics: VA1703wSERIES ([email protected])
                2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (Undefined)
Storage:  465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical drives: No optical disk drives 
Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio
 I would be grateful if someone helps me to expedite the matter.  

A:My desktop computer (which has windows 7) takes a long time to boot

Hi and welcome to BC
Have you try to disable some unwanted startup programs?

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I am experiencing strange problem with my Windows XP machine. After Windows XP starts up - my machine hangs for 5 minutes and wait for the Security Center's Firewall alert pop-up. During this time, I can access my computer and other files, but most of the programs don't launch. Also the internet doesn't work till this time. Only after the Windows Security Center's pop-up appears saying "Your firewall is turned off" does the machine starts properly.
This alert vanishes after a second or so and then the internet connection icon appears in the task bar.
I had avast anti-virus installed on my machine and I read on a couple of forums that this might be causing the particular problem - so I've uninstalled avast and installed AVG antivirus.
Still the problem is persisting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation.

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP takes long time to load programs

so you get a message that the firewall is turned off? How long has that been happening, does it turn itself on at all. My suggestion would be to post on our malware forum; there is a sticky at the top of that forum to explain what they need from you to start with. However I do see that you were able to uninstall avast and install avg. Do you have malwarebytes installed at all. Perhaps firstly you could try a scan with avg and see if it shows anything, and download malwarebytes and scan with that. I suggest these things because you get the message about your firewall being turned off which doesn't seem right.

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Okay--when I login in a work to my domain, the login is quick. Logging in at home to the domain log in when not connected to the domain takes much longer. I disconnected mapped drives and that's not the problem. Any ideas?

A:windows 7 takes a long time to logon if not connected to domain

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Originally my P840 came with Win8, I upgraded to 8.1 and then to Win10 which worked fine for some time but the updates were claiming so much memory I decided to purchase a new SSD and a clean install was the way to go.

The first SSD is 128Gb and I bought a 250Gb SSD and installed Win10 using a recovery USB I created and all was going fine.

I put back by 128Gb SSD and looking to reclaim back some memory, I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall a programme. It failed part way through and ever since my laptop takes a very long time to boot up; using either SSD.

After copying the files on my first SSD I've so far formatted both SSD's and used the recovery USB but still, it takes a very long time to boot.

I've used the SSD's on another P840 laptop and it boots up immediately. I created a recovery USB on that other P840 and when trying to use that USB on my laptop, the Toshiby Recovery Wizard reads Bios is not UEFI.

I suspect that when I removed that programme using Revo Uninstaller that somehow my BIOS was corrupted.

Everything works fine when the laptop boots up, when all is going good it takes a few minutes to boot, though when I swap SSD's going through the process of elimination it can take a lot longer.


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As soon as my computer wakes up from sleep mode, it takes about a minute to connect to my WiFi. All of my other laptops and computers connect instantly, except for this one. Can anybody help me with this issue?

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Takes a long time to connect after coming back from sleep

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I use Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Windows XP Prof SP2.

After 10-15 minutes of idle time, my laptop launches a plan screen saver. When i move the mouse i get the Windows logon. Since i am part of my corporate AD, i have to provide my credentials.

After giving the credentials, its taking almost 2minutes to launch the screen. till then i only see an empty blue screen. during this 2 minutes, my mouse is functional.

Following are some of the two major things i did, but still have the same problem.

1. Display properties, Screen saver tab, Screen saver drop down says Windows XP, Wait is 15 minutes, and the check box "On resume, password protect" is enabled. But all these controls are completely disabled with the above values. When i click the Settings button, i get the following message "This screen saver has no options that you can set". Since i wanted to completely disable this screen saver options, i went to gpedit.msc then went to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel->Display and disabled the following settings

a. Screen Saver
b. Password protect the screen saver
c. Screen Saver timeout.

Also, one more information, i did all this through my AD user login in my laptop. This user is given administrative privileges
2. Since i have the toshiba power saver configured, i went in to toshiba power saver settings and made the settings as NEVER for Monitor Turn off and Hard disk turn off for the all the power profiles.

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A:Windows unlocking from a screen saver takes long time to load

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I'm working on a pc for somebody right now that has Windows 7 Pro installed and takes a very very long time to boot. Sometimes it will stall at "Starting Windows" where the logo pulses. It will stall there for 10+ minutes and finally I'll just shut it down. Sometimes it gets to a blank desktop with a cursor and stalls there for a very long time. Sometimes it will actually make it all the way in to Windows before I give up and shut it down. When I try safe mode it doesn't have a problem. I have no reason to suspect malware just based on how the computer is acting and what I see in msconfig, add/remove programs. Current antivirus installed is Microsoft Security Essentials
I have:
Ran chkdsk /r in recover console. No problems.
Restored to previous restore point 2 weeks ago (well before problem started). Didn't help but did take almost 40 minutes to complete.
Ran SeaTools for DOS to check hard drive for errors. No problems.
Ran MemTest. No problems.
Went into msconfig to look for any startup items I could turn off. There is nothing in there that shouldn't be running. The only things I could shut off would be Adobe Reader, HP Printer Auto Update, Java Auto Update, etc
My next plan was to try sysprep to remove all drivers and reinstall. I'm thinking maybe a bad driver caused this but I would have expected a system restore to fix that. Hoping I can even run sysprep in safe mode. This is the guide I'm planning to follow:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-in... Read more

A:Windows 7 takes a VERY long time to boot -- Safe Mode works

Went in to msconfig -- startup tab. Disabled Microsoft Security Essentials. Rebooted. Computer booted into normal mode no problem.
Uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials. Problem solved.
Hopefully this will help someone else.
P.S. Sysprep failed when I tried to use it. I tried to use some of the guides around the internet for getting around this problem. None worked.

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I posted this on cnet with no responses yet so I'll post it here and maybe you guys can help me.

So yesterday I was on my laptop and everything was fine. I went to open a minimized firefox browser and everything got really slow. After I finally got the all of the tabs and the browser closed things were still not right. I restarted. After that I opened firefox and closed it. I reopened and it said it was already running. I waited a few seconds and got the same message. I opened up task manager and it was still running. The computer was still slow so I decided to do a system restore to 11/1. When it restarted after doing the restore I got a black screen with the mouse pointer. The activity light wasn't flashing so I opened up task manager and shut it down. I restarted and it was really slow to start up. Now, everything worked except windows explorer was slow to respond and would take much longer to open than normal. (Libraries button on quick launch). I did a sfc /scannow and found nothing. Next, I backed up and ran avast, superantispyware, and malwarebytes and found nothing all on full scan. When I ran malwarebytes I was in safe mode and windows explorer still didn't come up like it should in safe mode. So I did another system restore to 10/26 and it hung at the black screen again but I let it sit for about 10 minutes and it finally came up (this time with a box saying it was successfully restored). Still have slow start up although that was when system res... Read more

A:Slow startup, Windows Explorer takes long time to open

Let's see what VEW by Vino Rosso has to say http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
Download and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run

Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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Man oh man. Ok, I have had the about:blank problem for a while now. I see that it is a popular hijack problem. Anyway, I ran adaware (with updated ref files) and all of these new files popped up. I did not look extremely carefully (I have never experienced adaware bringing something up that did not need to be deleted), checked all, and clicked fix (kiks self). Ok, restarted my computer (everything is fine and dandy). I try to listen to one of my cd's and windows media player reports back that there is an error.

Naturally, I check my logfile and realized that I deleted a windows media player file (oops). I go back into adaware, undo the fix so that i can repeat the process without deleting that file. Computer starts up fine, I run adaware and step out for a second. I come back and my computer has restarted (that is wierd). So I log on (and take an abnormally long amount of time). I finally get to my desktop and everything is so slow. I try to run adaware again but my computer cannot find it. Ok.... I try to run media player again, error. A few moments later it pops up that my virtual memory is too low.
Problems: Extremely long startup for windows, unable to connect to the internet now, a scandisk I have keeps reporting "error:qfecheck.log," and my virtually memory is used up after only using hijackthis (sigh).

below is the most current logfile from hijackthis:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:07:34 AM, on 9/3/2004
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A:Solved: Big Problems (Hijack [about:blank], windows takes long time to load

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I did update computer AMD Atholon (TM) XP 3200+ 2.20Ghz, 1 GB Ram system Win.xp home versions 2002 Service Pack 3 OEM to HDD IDE 500 GB , so after when BIOS starts than starts to boot HDD but here takes to long time , about 1min shows system loading image. After all when gets start windows loading i have no problem with timing - logs in widows fast. As i understood here is a problem that takes too long time to read HDD partition , that could be that is too big partition to manage for controller , what i can do about that to speed it ???
thank you

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