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Why is it my PC installs stuff at such a slow speed? It takes over half an hour to install most games. Example, I installed Dungeon Seige II not to long ago and it honestly took 30 minutes.

My girls pc, which is ALLOT below my PC system spec wise installs stuff at blistering speeds compared to mine.

I defrag my hard drive on a pretty regular basis so I know that's not it.
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Your HDD is probably just backed up with a lot of stuff, after a while your disk performance decreases a lot and the only way to fix it is fresh install. With smaller hard drives its a lot worse, i know on my laptop it would become amazingly slow after a while and i would have to do a fresh install.

Maybe get a new hard drive there really cheap now.
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Thanks! I was thinking I might have to format and start all over. I really did not want to have to do that though lol.
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Well, If the harddrive is having reading errors or Fitness problems, that could cause it. But you said you defrag often, So it should be in good shape.

If you have alot of crap, it takes the OS time to move things around.
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The read speed of your CD/DVD drive, the write speed of your hard drive, and if you are using ATA or SATA all come into play when installing games off a disk. Check to see if there is a bottleneck somewhere.
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Try defragging it with this: http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag

And running CCleaner's registry cleaner: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
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