Resolving Windows® 7 Slow USB Copy Issue
Discuss the issue with copying data from USB in your Windows 7 system. Explain ways to fix it.
Windows 7 is the latest OS release from Microsoft. This OS is ideal for all kinds of users as it comes packed with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows search etc. Windows 7 is not only more stable than other Operating Systems but also extracts better performance from different hardware components installed with it. USB devices have become very popular in the recent past. USB or Universal Serial Bus is a connectivity technology through which users can easily connect any device to a computer and share data among them. There are no complicated procedures involved in using USB devices and Windows 7 users can just plug in the device and access information easily. USB devices are very useful for storing a very large amount of data and transporting them to a different location. However, some Windows 7 users might face some issues while using USB devices e.g. USB devices copying data very slowly. An USB device connected to your system might be copying data slow because of many reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems with the USB drivers installed in the system, issues with some of the system files or registry entries associated with the functioning of USB devices etc.
Following are some tips to resolve Windows 7 slow USB copy issue:
- Scan and remove threats
- Check USB drivers
- Resolve system errors
Scan and remove threats
The slow USB copy issue on your Windows 7 system might be because of the presence of malware in the system or USB device. Malware infect critical USB drivers and modify their working characteristics. Windows 7 users facing slow USB copy issue are advised to scan the system thoroughly with an antivirus program and then enable real-time protection in the system before connecting an USB device. If any malware is found in USB device, they should be removed at once.
Check USB drivers
The USB devices connected to your system work with the help of USB drivers that are installed in the system. If there are some issues with USB drivers, it would directly affect the functioning of USB devices connected to the system. Windows 7 users facing the issue of slow USB devices are advised to check the USB drivers that are installed in the system. If there are some problems with the drivers, they should be replaced or reinstalled immediately.
Another reason as to why USB device connected to your Windows 7 system copies data slowly can be system errors. Errors within the registry or the system files of the Operating System may result in such errors. Such issues can be resolved by cleaning registry of the system and repairing the Operating System with the default Operating System repair tool. If the issue comes up again after some changes were made to system files, then restoring the Operating System to a previous restore point might resolve the problem.
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