Windows – Why takes the USB device detection of Windows so long


Why does Windows need several seconds to recognize the mouse I just plugged in? On MacOS this happens almost instantaneously.

Best Answer

If its Windows 7, the time taken is incredibly long, especially if its set to use Windows update to scan for drivers on /every/ connect. That plus my flaky, flaky and slow Internet connection which resulted in timeouts means it took forever to detect. Asked Windows not to look at Windows update, and it was much better.