we have a stand alone windows v7 64 bit workstation that is extremely slow carrying out any installations.
running an exe file or even on close down when installing microsoft updates, it sits ticking away, but with no apparent progress.
the pc seems to work just fine when running applications etc, it's just when we want to install software that we seem to crawl.
when i monitor the performance, i can see it is doing something, but is not taking up all of the bandwidth of the drive or processor.
i removed avg, which i had to do in safe mode, as it crawled in standard mode, but this did not make any difference.
on restarting, it opened in a timely fashion, but the install of avg starts ok, but just sits at the very first part of the progress bar, again without advancing.
i will leave it to run overnight, but there must be something causing this general problem.
can anyone advise how ws go about identifying and resolving this extremely frustrating problem?