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Why do games take so long to install on my PC?

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This is starting to get crazy and it's blowing my mind. Why does stuff take forever to install on my PC? I'm trying to install Lineage II right now and honestly it's taking longer for my pc to install the game then it took to down load it. The download was 6 gigs by the way.

Anyone have any suggestions? For the record the PC shows no other signs that something is wrong. Games always run fine and dandy once I actually get them installed.
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Use ccleaner to clean the junk in your pc, then try reinstalling.
    
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I'll try but I reformated a couple months ago.
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post #4 of 23
I had the same problem you did a few months ago. I knew it had to be either the hard drive or the CD-drive.

After some tests, I ended up replacing the CD-drive with and now my games install a lot quicker! Look into both options. smile.gif
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Run a hard drive benchmark on your drive and compare it to what it should be. Installations are pretty much hard drive focused.
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How do I run a hard drive benchmark and where would I find the comparisons?
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post #7 of 23
6GB is a pretty big install, maybe the game is just really big, I know when I installed BF3 for the first time it took forever! Seemed a lot faster after re-installing a few days ago off of origin and not using the disc this time
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post #8 of 23
Download HD Tune Trial. Once you ran the results, just upload a screenshot of it wink.gif
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post #9 of 23
SSD is your solution.

jk.... it probably your DVD rom, i had that issue before that stuff never installs, so i end up buying a new DVD rom, and bang! it installs much quicker.
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Originally Posted by Hexa View Post

How do I run a hard drive benchmark and where would I find the comparisons?

You can download HD Tune from here. Run the benchmark on the drive you're having issues with and then try to google hd tune results for your specific drive. Is it the 1TB WD black in your sig?
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