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I saw that a new version of Inkscape is available and I wanted to update to the latest version. The installation routine uninstalled the old version, then started the installation of the new version (0.92.4).

However, the installation is really slow: it is now 10:37 local time and with Process Explorer, I can see that the installation was started at 09:44 local time, i.e. it is running for more than 50 minutes now, with very little progress.

Process Explorer Screenshot

From the labels I can see it still does something. The line

Search in: [...]\numpy\distutils

sometimes changes.

Screenshot

Another thing I notice is that the kernel time is overly high:

Kernel usage

How do I make the installation as fast as it used to be (less than 5 minutes, I'd say)?

I'm using the Inkscape 0.92.4 Windows 64 Bit Exe Installer. My OS is Windows 10.

I've tried:

  • killing the Setup and restarting.

This is not a duplicate of Inkscape extremely slow on new powerful computer, since that question discusses an already installed version of Inkscape.

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The thread causing 12% CPU usage often displays

ntoskrnl.exe!KiSwapContext+0x76
ntoskrnl.exe!KiSwapThread+0x2c6
ntoskrnl.exe!KiCommitThreadWait+0x13b
ntoskrnl.exe!KeWaitForSingleObject+0x1ff
ntoskrnl.exe!KiSchedulerApc+0x30a
ntoskrnl.exe!KiDeliverApc+0x27b
ntoskrnl.exe!KiCheckForKernelApcDelivery+0x27
ntoskrnl.exe!NtReadFile+0x79e
ntoskrnl.exe!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
wow64cpu.dll!CpupSyscallStub+0xc
wow64cpu.dll!ReadWriteFileFault+0x31
wow64cpu.dll!BTCpuSimulate+0x9
wow64.dll!RunCpuSimulation+0xa
wow64.dll!Wow64LdrpInitialize+0x120
ntdll.dll!_LdrpInitialize+0x109
ntdll.dll!LdrpInitialize+0x3b
ntdll.dll!LdrInitializeThunk+0xe

It looks like Inkscape Setup is trying to read files.

It looks like something went wrong with the deinstallation of the old version. The following helped:

  • kill the running Inkscape setup
  • delete the whole folder %ProgramFiles%\Inkscape
  • run Inkscape setup again
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