vista slow to open large exe files? – fixed

Have you ever found that windows vista may take around 30 minutes – 1 hour to open a large exe file?

Most people will not notice this since it’s hard to find any programs that even come close to 1GB apart from those who like games – there are many free downloadable games on the internet some that can be several gigabytes usually MMORPGS or FPS’s.

So on topic: this slowness is caused by UAC (User Account Control) which is a supposed security measure which actually just annoys the user when they want to install a program. UAC seems to struggle with large files so you need to disable it.
– Control panel, user accounts, user account control – uncheck the box.

UAC can also slow down the boot time significantly; if vista booting takes more than 2-3 minutes try disabling UAC and that should speed up your boot.

Edit: Let it be known that microsoft admits “The reason we put UAC into the platform was to annoy users. I’m serious,” (David Cross, a product manager responsible for disigning UAC) Source

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3 comments so far

  1. dfadf on

    youre a fucking tool idiot.

    “which is a supposed security measure which actually just annoys the user when they want to install a program. ”

    you dont know a single fucking thing about computers if that is what uac means to u.

  2. cg on

    did this foul mouthed moron even read your source? seems unlikely it has an education outside a bar room mentality with that language to express itself.

  3. WIZz on

    I find this post to be incorrect imo.

    UAC is turned off on this machine but still large .exe files are taking up to 30 minutes to open.


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