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#1 USN Vet

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

Why does it take so long to populate this screen ? It is not as though I have 10k programs !
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:02 PM

Is it still ocurring. You may have been try trying while the board was doing it'd daily backup,that lasts a couple minutes.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:23 PM

I think that you are referring to the add/remove program list and not this website.
Sometimes it can take a while to populate. I just brought it up on a system and it took 20-30 seconds.
How long is it taking on your system
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:00 PM

Yes, as the Topic implies, I am referring to add/remove programs in control panel. My system takes more like 35-45 seconds. Just seems rather long time for 1 1/2 screens of data.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

IME...it takes a "few seconds" to populate, which is normal. Just as it takes a few seconds for MS Office apps to open.

I've never considered "why", I only know that it does. I assumed that it does some sort of inventory of programs and installers/uninstallers which exist, but that's just my imagination :), I've never bothered to find out how it's supposed to work.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:39 PM

I also suspected that it is doing an inventory of some sort.
This KB article confirms that and states "If a first level folder has a very large number of files, this operation can take an extended period of time to complete".

Odd that very few systems that I see have a large amount of files in root and the list still populates slowly.
35-45 seconds isnt bad though. I have seen it take several minutes before.
In the beginning there was the command line.




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