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Hardware update Why does my computer take forever to update hardware information?

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  • biay20004 May 10, 2008

    yes

  • biay20004 May 10, 2008

    windows me

  • ALBERT GARCIA
    ALBERT GARCIA May 11, 2010

    WELL , depends , whats your OS ? do you perform a disk cleanup regularly ? do you have a lot of information on your comp. ? like PHOTOS , MUSIC , VIDEOS , SOFTWARES,



    PLEASE let me know for further assistance AJ

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