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  1.    01 Nov 2016 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTen View Post
    There are two ways to see you devices and printers:
    1. Control panel / Hardware and sound / Devices and printers - this can be slow. Helps for me to turn off network discovery.
    2. Settings (modern) / Devices - this is instant

    OP was referring to Control panel as I understand, so don't mix this up (this part isn't meant for you TV2) .
    Just wanted to thank AndreTen for his tip about SETTINGS > DEVICES being instant. Wasn't aware of that option and yes, it's instant for me too. Thanks!

    FWIW, this is on a Dell XPS-8900, i7, 16GB ram that I recently purchased. It was taking about a minute+ for "Devices & Printers" to display. I do have a SSD for my C partition with all data on a D drive. With tips from the web I changed Bluetooth in services.msc from manual to auto and D&P displays in 8 seconds now. Still too long for me when I was used to D&P displaying in a couple of seconds on my previous Win7, i5, 8GB ram, home-built PC (that died).

    I'm wondering, do folks who are having 8 seconds or longer D&P display, all have Dell PCs? And folks who have D&P display in 3-4 seconds have non Dell PCs? I assume all are running Win10 since this in the tenforums.
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  2.    01 Nov 2016 #22
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,166
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by mck View Post
    Just wanted to thank AndreTen for his tip about SETTINGS > DEVICES being instant. Wasn't aware of that option and yes, it's instant for me too. Thanks!

    FWIW, this is on a Dell XPS-8900, i7, 16GB ram that I recently purchased. It was taking about a minute+ for "Devices & Printers" to display. I do have a SSD for my C partition with all data on a D drive. With tips from the web I changed Bluetooth in services.msc from manual to auto and D&P displays in 8 seconds now. Still too long for me when I was used to D&P displaying in a couple of seconds on my previous Win7, i5, 8GB ram, home-built PC (that died).

    I'm wondering, do folks who are having 8 seconds or longer D&P display, all have Dell PCs? And folks who have D&P display in 3-4 seconds have non Dell PCs? I assume all are running Win10 since this in the tenforums.
    No, it's slow on home built desktop PC which has the OS on a SSD.
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  3.    01 Nov 2016 #23
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I have yet to come across a Windows 10 computer (50+) that opens Devices & Printers quickly through the Control Panel.
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  4.    01 Nov 2016 #24
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 9,347
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I have yet to come across a Windows 10 computer (50+) that opens Devices & Printers quickly through the Control Panel.
    No problems here. This old computer of mine is too old for new tricks Opens Devices thru Control panel... in sec.
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  5.    01 Nov 2016 #25
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Melbourne
    Posts : 225
    Win 10 Pro X64

    Opens instantly here. Not sure it helps but open the group policy and go to Computer Policy/System/Device Installation and enable "Prevent device metadata retrieval from the internet" which will also stop Windows from offering enhanced icons and hope it might speed it up
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  6.    01 Nov 2016 #26
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by mck View Post
    Just wanted to thank AndreTen for his tip about SETTINGS > DEVICES being instant. Wasn't aware of that option and yes, it's instant for me too. Thanks!
    FWIW, this is on a Dell XPS-8900, i7, 16GB ram that I recently purchased. It was taking about a minute+ for "Devices & Printers" to display. I do have a SSD for my C partition with all data on a D drive. With tips from the web I changed Bluetooth in services.msc from manual to auto and D&P displays in 8 seconds now. Still too long for me when I was used to D&P displaying in a couple of seconds on my previous Win7, i5, 8GB ram, home-built PC (that died).
    Spoke too soon. Powered off my XPS-8900 last night. Today after boot up, it took 61 seconds to display "Devices & Printers". Same as before. Changing the bluetooth setting is not a fix and I'm going to set it back to "manual" where it was.

    Windows 10?...... It's for the birds. So many small problems... Bah humbug!
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  7.    01 Nov 2016 #27
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    No, it's slow on home built desktop PC which has the OS on a SSD.
    Hmmm, since "SETTINGS > DEVICES" displays instantly on "all" PCs, but "Devices & Printers" takes a long time on many PCs, it seems that it is a deliberate decision by Microsoft to not support "Devices & Printers" properly. Guess they want folks to adopt the Fisher Price icons in SETTINGS > DEVICES rather than the nice picture icons in D&P.

    If I'm missing the point, I welcome explanations of this phenomena.

    Thanks for your input Steve,
    mck
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  8.    02 Nov 2016 #28
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by shimshom View Post
    Opens instantly here. Not sure it helps but open the group policy and go to Computer Policy/System/Device Installation and enable "Prevent device metadata retrieval from the internet" which will also stop Windows from offering enhanced icons and hope it might speed it up
    Hi shimshom,

    gpedit does not exist in my version of Windows 10 Home. Googling:

    === The option is changed by changing this registry entry key "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Device Metadata!PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork" from "0" in "1". ===

    "Device Metadata" does not exist in my Win10 Home registry.

    Thanks,
    mck
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  9.    03 Nov 2016 #29
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Melbourne
    Posts : 225
    Win 10 Pro X64

    You can always create a new Device Metadata key and then a new PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork Dword with a value of 1 and see if it helps
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  10.    03 Nov 2016 #30
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 40,237
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Takes less than a sec here, going thru control panel, don't see what the big deal is thou...
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