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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Exactly. That was my point. They both use essentially the same components to access the drive. Yet one was normal speed and one was dramatically slower. Bottom line, killing and restarting the mentioned process resolved the issue. Case closed.
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Such a problem would not explain why File Explorer is slow while File Open dialogs remain fast (normal speed). Both operations would access the disk in a comparable manner. I had found the issue and commented just before your comment.
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    I just found that killing the Logitech Options manger (LogOptionsMgr.exe) tree fixed the issue. Of course, I then lost my keyboard access and had to restart the process. But File Explorer continues to run fine. Very strange...
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Defrag - yes. This is not an SSD. Neither of those would explain why File Explorer is slow but File Open dialogs are not.
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    Slow file explorer fast open file dialog

    Windows 7 SP1, all updates through 10/2017. [This system is an HTPC running Windows Media Center, thus the reason I've not moved it forward.] Recently (within the last few months), I've noticed that using File Explorer is extremely slow. Dramatically slower than it used to be. However, File...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    I found the page Power Setting GUIDs (Windows) but it lists only the "most useful to applications" -- none of which affect the sleep setting. These are more for apps to register for power change notifications. From research, it appears the primary means to interact with these (other than via...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    Well, strange... I've continued to dig into this trying to see what was going on. I just finished some Windows updates on this VM and rebooted. And now it is showing the "Sleep after" setting. Previously, even after a reboot, the setting was not there. I guess something in the updates...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    These are test VMs for evaluating releases upon various Windows clients -- Win7, Win8.1, Win10, x86 and x64 of each, Pro and Enterprise of each. 12 VMs in all. None of them have this issue except for this one Win8.1 VM. I really think the usage and resource topic is a red herring. It is only...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    These are all VMs sitting on a VMware host (non-Windows). This isn't a matter of resources on the host. It is only this one VM that is exhibiting the issue. I have read many other articles which seem to circle around this article but none were helpful for my specific case of not being able to...
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    Windows 8.1 no Sleep in Power Options

    I have a Windows 8.1 system which does not display the "Put the computer to sleep" option. My goal is to set this system to never sleep so it continues to run when unattended. This is one of four Win8.1 VMs, three of which display normal Power Option settings, while this one does not. On this...
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    Back to investigating network discrepancy

    As noted, I recognize the significant difference in overall performance between the two systems. I can see how it might be reflected in the lagging. But how would that explain the discrepancy in bandwidth; i.e., htpc is showing MORE bytes downloaded for the same movie stream?
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    Back to investigating network discrepancy

    I'm trying to figure out why my htpc is suffering at streaming videos from the net. htpc is running Windows 7 SP1 with all the patches etc., except the annoying Windows 10 stuff. (I've not upgraded this to 10 nor do I plan to as it is an htpc using MediaCenter.) htpc Configuration OS: Windows...
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    Download speed is half of upload speed

    You raise an interesting point -- I did not disconnect from my provider. I am on FIOS (so I don't have a DSL/Cable modem) but your point still is worth consideration. The only thing that makes me question whether this is pertinent is that, again, this is the only computer in the house that...
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    Download speed is half of upload speed

    Yes, as stated in the original post "between local computers on my LAN". The disparity is when shipping data to/from this computer from/to other computers on the network. Speednet reports the same on this computer as any other on the LAN. The computer in question (as indicated in the original...
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    Download speed is half of upload speed

    This is only an issue on this one computer. No other computer in the house is having an issue. Given that, I don't see how it could be related to the router. I upgraded the router and wifi card (as noted) hoping the card upgrade might make a difference. It did not.
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