Couple of Q's from a W10 newie

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  1. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Home. 19044.1706 winVersion 21H2
       #1

    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie


    Hi all,
    Can anybody tell me why the transfer rate from my W10 PC to a USB flash drive is so terribly slow?
    Gawd, nearly an hour to transfer 14Gb.
    And how the hell can I remove the infernal rectangle of translucent colour around desktop icon when I hover over them.
    Tried the system/advanced/performance trick, unclicked everything, tried various things but still there
    TIA
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  2. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #2

    lffoar said:
    Can anybody tell me why the transfer rate from my W10 PC to a USB flash drive is so terribly slow?
    Gawd, nearly an hour to transfer 14Gb.
    Are you certain you were using a USB 3 stick in a USB 3 port?

    My machine has multiple USB 2 & USB 3 ports (expansion card).

    On my W7 PC, it would take:
    • Roughly an hour to transfer that much data using USB 2
    • Roughly 6 minutes to transfer that much data using USB 3
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  3. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #3

    I won't enter into the "infernal rectangle" (great word choices, tho! ;-) but as far as USB flash drives go, that depends on the speed of the USB connection, and the speed of the USB flash device itself. If you'd care to be more specific about your host PC, USB type, and make/model of flash drive, I (and other forum regulars) may be able to opine about whether or not what you're experiencing is par for the course, or if it represents some kind of potential issue.
    Thanks!
    --Ed--
    PS added 37 minutes later: I'm guessing it's no coincidence that Lehrnerus's math points out that 1 hour (give or take) is par for the course for USB 2. Still want to have you confirm what you've got, though.
    Last edited by EdTittel; 11 Jan 2018 at 20:59. Reason: Add comment based on another post to this thread
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  4. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Home. 19044.1706 winVersion 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks men,
    The one that took all the time was 14Gb to a Sandisk Cruzer 16Gb (USB2) in a USB3 port
    Just did a run with the same 14Gb to a Sandisk Extreme 16Gb (USB3) in a USB3 port.....less than seven minutes :)
    Soooo, who's an impatient little boy then?

    OK, happy with that but what about these rotten rectangles around the desktop icons?
    Grrrrrrr, I want my W7 back
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  5. Posts : 19,242
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       #5

    What about what rotten rectangles around the desktop icon ?I have none.
    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie-image.png
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  6. Posts : 1,765
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    "And how the hell can I remove the infernal rectangle of translucent colour around desktop icon when I hover over them."

    ??? If this is what you mean, that's the normal highlighter when you hover mouse over icon and stays there if you single-click it. It goes away with a mouse-click on empty desktop area until you hover over a different one or double-click to open shortcut.

    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie-screenshot_1.jpg
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  7. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Home. 19044.1706 winVersion 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    ??? If this is what you mean, that's the normal highlighter when you hover mouse over icon and stays there if you single-click it. It goes away with a mouse-click on empty desktop area until you hover over a different one or double-click to open shortcut.

    Couple of Q's from a W10 newie-screenshot_1.jpg[/QUOTE]

    So this is a standard thing? Why do M$$ keep changing things that aint broke?
    I'm starting to hate this W10 computer but I do need a new anchor for the boat....hmmmmm???
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  8. Posts : 19,242
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #8

    Icon background changing color at mouseover is there since XP days.
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  9. Posts : 1,513
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       #9

    When you select something there needs to be some way to show you what you've selected.
    That's what those "rotten rectangles" are for.
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  10. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #10

    Check out this tutorial on SevenForums:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...rectangle.html

    I'm not sure if it still works in W10 (I'd have to boot up W10 to find out).
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