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Since upgrading to Windows 10 Devices and Printer in Control Panel very slow RRS feed

  • Question

  • Upgraded my Windows 7 workstation to Windows 10.

    With Windows 7 "Devices and Printers" showed instantly

    Now under Windows 10 it takes at least a minute to see devices and printers

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks


    Gerald Fay

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:54 PM

Answers

  • SFC /scannow  reveals no errors

    Disabling devices had no effect, but going into devices, enabling hidden devices and uninstalling all non-active devices cut the time from 1 minute to just 10 seconds.

    Print Spooler and Bluetooth are already configured as suggested

    Already 10 sec is a lot better than 1 minute

    Thanks


    Gerald Fay

    Friday, April 29, 2016 5:29 AM
  • The solution is version 1703. Folder redirection and DISM issues have been solved as well

    All my upgraded machines now open Control Panel->Devices and Printers in less than 5 seconds

    Guess Microsoft has done some homework


    Gerald Fay

    • Marked as answer by JerryF1 Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:39 AM
    Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:38 AM

All replies

  • Also,

    I removed all printers and all devices. Rebooted. Still slow since upgrading from Windows 7


    Gerald Fay

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:10 PM
  • Hi JerryF1,

    Are there any warning or error messages recorded in the Event Viewer(Windows Logs\Application, System)?

    First of all, please ensure the machines has got the latest updates.

    Please take the following steps to have a troubleshoot.
    1.Open an administrator command line and run "sfc /scannow" or "dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth" to check the health of system file.
    2.Since the issue occurred after the upgrade. I suspect there may a compatibility issue with specific devices. We could try to unplug all the devices to have a troubleshoot. Disable network discovery option(Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings).
    3.Ensure the "Print Spooler" is running and configured as "automatic". The "Bluetooth Support Service " is configured as "manual".
    4.Register the dll.
    regsvr32 "C:\Windows\System32\ieproxy.dll"
    5. Clear the spooler cache.
    net stop spooler
    del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q /F /S
    net start spooler

    Best regards


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    Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:16 AM
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  • SFC /scannow  reveals no errors

    Disabling devices had no effect, but going into devices, enabling hidden devices and uninstalling all non-active devices cut the time from 1 minute to just 10 seconds.

    Print Spooler and Bluetooth are already configured as suggested

    Already 10 sec is a lot better than 1 minute

    Thanks


    Gerald Fay

    Friday, April 29, 2016 5:29 AM
  • Enabling hidden devices in devman got it working measurably better for me, under 30 seconds now, as compared to 3 minutes before.
    Monday, May 8, 2017 9:22 PM
  • Showing Hidden Devices was the first thing that actually cut the time.  I can deal with a 10 second wait time.  Thanks!
    Thursday, June 1, 2017 2:51 PM
  • Turn off Network discovery in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings. \\Happy Ending//
    Friday, June 2, 2017 3:00 PM
  • Turning off network discovery doesn't make it any faster for me

    Gerald Fay


    • Edited by JerryF1 Monday, June 5, 2017 5:20 AM
    Monday, June 5, 2017 5:20 AM
  • Place your computer in clean boot:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/29876.how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows-10.aspx

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

    Let us know if there is any change in performance.

    Monday, June 5, 2017 6:52 AM
  • Clean boot with nothing but MS Services and No Startup programs does not help.

    Still takes over 2 minutes to load "Devices and Printers"

    I have reinstalled every printer driver since migrating to new hardware.

     

    Gerald Fay

    Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:36 PM
  • Please clarify what happens after each boot so we can better understand what is happening.

    Time, steps, errors, hangs, etc

    If these troubleshooters have not yet been run please run them:

    control panel > large or small icons > troubleshooting > left pane click view all >

    Hardware and devices

    Printer

    For each of the troubleshooter run in advanced mode and view detailed information when completed.  Report results in forum.

    Open administrative command prompt and run dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Do you have the installation disk that came with the printer or the internet site to download a new driver?

    If so uninstall the current driver and reinstall a new driver while in clean boot.




    Thursday, June 8, 2017 5:51 PM
  • The solution is version 1703. Folder redirection and DISM issues have been solved as well

    All my upgraded machines now open Control Panel->Devices and Printers in less than 5 seconds

    Guess Microsoft has done some homework


    Gerald Fay

    • Marked as answer by JerryF1 Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:39 AM
    Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:38 AM
  • Please clarify what you did in the troubleshooting steps.

    What information did you find?

    What information did you alter to fix the problem?

    Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:36 PM
  • Tried everything

    Reinstalled all print drivers

    Removed all old devices left in place by upgrading to new motherboard

    Tried safe mode boot.

    Tried disabling network discovery.

    Tried the Bluetooth services enable/disable

    Deleted and reinstalled virtually every device

    Nothing worked until I upgraded from Windows 10 version 1607 to 1703


    Gerald Fay

    Monday, June 12, 2017 12:50 AM
  • Thank you for the clarification.
    Monday, June 12, 2017 4:19 AM
  • nothing
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:14 AM