Speeding up unzipping?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bram, May 7, 2007.

  1. Bram

    Bram Guest

    Is there a way to speed up unzipping using Vista's own unzip? I have
    7zip installed, but sometimes it's just less hassle to use Vista's
    built-in unzip.. if it weren't for the painful slowness of it. I know
    some people say XP was also slow: well, it wasn't and compared to
    Vista it was actually blazing fast.

    So.. any solutions to get Vista to speed up - or does anyone actually
    know what Vista is doing (what's taking so long)?
    Bram, May 7, 2007
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  2. Bram

    Jon Guest

    I would suspect it's symptomatic of another process hogging your CPU, rather
    than there being a problem with the unzipping per se.

    If you fire up Task Manager [Ctrl-Shift-Esc] and click on 'Show processes
    from all users' and examine the Processes tab, then you may be able to spot
    the culprit.

    My money would be on either 'SearchIndexer.exe' or 'WmiPrvse.exe'

    You could probably write a whole book on ways to speed up Vista, but the
    basic rule would be to disable what you don't need. eg startup processes,
    services etc.
    Jon, May 7, 2007
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  3. I have found that all file management in Vista is really slow.

    A bit laughable that you have to disable services to get an acceptable level
    of performance in something as simple as unzipping a file.

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  4. Bram

    Nut Cracker Guest

    I might suggest it has something with vista's annoying habit of 'estimating'
    times for everything. On my system (which is very capable), it can take
    several minutes to unzip a file because its scanning the file to be unzipped
    before it unzips. It seems to add a lot of unnecesary time to the extraction
    process. I just want the file unzipped, I dont care how long the computer
    thinks its going to take. Its going to take as long as it needs to, so why
    does it spend a couple minutes trying to tell me how long its going to take
    once the extraction process really begins?
    Nut Cracker, May 7, 2007
  5. Bram

    Guest Guest

    I have had the same problem with Vista unzipping at an insanely slow rate.
    And I have to state that nothing else was hoggin the PC, I have checked
    performance when unzipping and the processor was only about 20% used.. In
    fact this frequently happends however I can live with it because I love
    Vista. But the problem is annoying. I do not know of a fix for this issue,
    it is very minor but annoying.

    Guest, May 7, 2007
  6. Bram

    Sad Customer Guest

    Not sure what everybody means by acceptable
    It's very slow and if you where using your machine at all
    Moving copying saving editing from other sources like camara ph
    you name it
    I have a dual 3.4 with 2 gig ram ata drive it took 11:45 to unzip 2.5 mb file
    Vista is flawed I am going back to XP
    A file that size in xp would be finished before I took my finger of the button
    Sad Customer, May 22, 2007
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