Installing software takes way too long Tags: Software Windows 7 Last response: July 6, 2012 9:28 PM in Windows 7 Share sashu545 July 6, 2012 8:37:05 PM Anytime when I install something, the install hangs on 1% for about 15-20 minutes and then installs in 2 minutes. How do I stop it from hanging on the install? More about : installing software takes long sashu545 July 6, 2012 8:58:43 PM bump m 0 l hairystuff a b $ Windows 7 July 6, 2012 9:08:06 PM it maybe anti-virus software checking your installers but without specs of your pc its pretty hard to tell why you're getting the hangs. m 0 l Related resources Printer takes way too long to print - Forum Takes too long for XP to recognize WD Elements HD after clean install - Forum Windows XP SP2 installation takes too long - Forum Using Cloning software taking too long? - Forum Windows 7 installation taking too long time!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Proximon July 6, 2012 9:13:12 PM Install from disk? Install from internet? What kind of internet connection? What kind of computer? How full is the hard drive? What installed programs, including anti-virus? m 0 l sashu545 July 6, 2012 9:15:10 PM hairystuff said:it maybe anti-virus software checking your installers but without specs of your pc its pretty hard to tell why you're getting the hangs. I ahve Panda Cloud Antivirus (uses low resources). PC Specs: i5 2500k @4.5GHz with Cooler Master Hyper 520 N Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 Motherboard MSI 7850 OC'ed to Core:1001MHz Memory:1337MHz G Skill Ripjaws 8gb 1600 MHz (2 x 4gb) Ram 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache Seagate Hard Drive 2TB 7200 RPM 64 mb cache Seagate Hard Drive Haf 922 Case m 0 l sashu545 July 6, 2012 9:17:03 PM Proximon said:Install from disk? Install from internet? What kind of internet connection? What kind of computer? How full is the hard drive? What installed programs, including anti-virus? Install from internet. Installing and uninstalling Steam. Hard drive is half full. 2nd Hard Drive is pretty much empty. m 0 l Proximon July 6, 2012 9:28:19 PM So turn off the AV and see if it still happens. "Low overhead" means nothing if it's waiting for an overworked server somewhere to give the OK for your install. Also, your machine doesn't need to save resources, you have plenty to go around. I suggest you try MS Security Essentials or AVG Free for a bit if you discover Panda is the problem. In fact, even if that is not the issue you need to consider a "second opinion" on the state of malware on your PC. I believe steam installs need a specific port opened to behave properly. This could be a router issue as well. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedlaptop shutting down/starting up takes too long to take place sometimes Forum SolvedWindows 8 takes too long to shutdown. Forum Browser takes too long to reach websites after PC boot Forum laptop takes too long finding and connecting to home wifi (up to 20 min) Forum Takes Too Long To Boot Forum My computer takes too long to boot and as soon as it does, everything is slow Forum Laptop takes too long to boot Forum SSD - Bios takes too long to load Forum Games taking too long to install Forum I have an acer aspire one and why is it taking so long to install the software Forum OS taking too long to install Forum SolvedLaptop taking too long to restart after Intel driver udate Forum H67MA-e45 takes too long to post the logo after you pressed the power Forum Windows explorer takes too long to recognize c drive. Torch icon waves about for Forum SolvedThe server at www.facebook.com is taking too long to respond. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !