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Here's a video of what happens (sorry, didn't have tripod readily available to keep steady):

(uploaded in 720p, might need to give it a few minutes to process if you can't see it clearly)

And this is what I've done after trying to find "fixes" for this... I've disabled the deleting of thumbnail caches that Windows 7 does when you close a folder, I've set the folder type to be optimized for music files, I've defragged, I've tried viewing in Details or Small Icons or what have you, I just upgraded to a 6 core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM which did not speed anything up, new hard drive, same issue...

This did not happen when I was using Windows XP. Any ideas on what Windows 7 is even doing, and if I can disable it? I don't think it should take this long to load files. It even does this is my smaller folders with 50-200 songs...
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could be an indexing problem, you can just disable it by:

1. Click on “start” and enter “services.msc” into the search field, which will fire up the service list of all Windows 7 services.
2. Search through the list until you find “Windows Search” (tip: press “W” and it will jump to all services starting with the letter W).
3. Doube-click on “Windows Search” and from the dropdown field select startup type: “Disabled”.
4. Stop the service.

or if you want to find some sort of compromise, check out the options here
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...dexing-options
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could be an indexing problem, you can just disable it by:

1. Click on “start†and enter “services.msc†into the search field, which will fire up the service list of all Windows 7 services.
2. Search through the list until you find “Windows Search†(tip: press “W†and it will jump to all services starting with the letter W).
3. Doube-click on “Windows Search†and from the dropdown field select startup type: “Disabledâ€.
4. Stop the service.

or if you want to find some sort of compromise, check out the options here
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...dexing-options
Ah, I forgot to include that I have done that as well. I've tried Windows Search on and off. No change.
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SSD works wonders.
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msconfig > boot > advanced options > check # of processors an select highest quantity > check max mem
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SSD works wonders.
Yeah, except I'm not paying over $2k to store my music files on a SSD, especially since this wasn't an issue in Windows XP (which makes me believe something else may be happening inside Windows 7 that I can hopefully turn off)
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Microsoft Security Essentials cause that issue on my computer when i open a folder loaded with pictures or songs or exe files, i can see the cpu usage skyrocket on task manager.
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I don't know it it even effects this, but have you tried going into Windows Media Player and disabling the option to retrieve information about the files from the internet?
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Microsoft Security Essentials cause that issue on my computer when i open a folder loaded with pictures or songs or exe files, i can see the cpu usage skyrocket on task manager.
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Originally Posted by SirDrexl View Post
I don't know it it even effects this, but have you tried going into Windows Media Player and disabling the option to retrieve information about the files from the internet?
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme View Post
msconfig > boot > advanced options > check # of processors an select highest quantity > check max mem
Followed the advice from all three of these posts and still no change. It still just loads slow as ever.

As far as I know, it has always done this since I installed Windows 7. Does anyone else have this kind of issue?
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I think I figured it out...

When I am sorting the folder by anything in the ID tags (artist, title, length, etc), it takes forever to load. But, if I sort the folder by Date Created, it loaded VERY quickly (less than a couple of seconds).

So, it must be Windows struggling to read all of that data embedded in the file. Does this sound right?
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