I noticed that there is a new release of Inkscape, and I decided to upgrade to the most recent version. The installation process removed the previous version and commenced the installation of the new version (0.92.4).
Regrettably, the installation is taking a long time. It is presently 10:37 in my local time, and according to Process Explorer, the installation began at 09:44, which means that it has been running for over 50 minutes with minimal progress.
From the labels I can see it still does something. The line
Search in: […]\numpy\distutils
I have observed that the kernel time is excessively elevated. Additionally, I am wondering how I can expedite the installation process to match its previous speedy installation time (which took less than five minutes, in my opinion).
For the installation, I am utilizing the Inkscape 0.92.4 Windows 64 Bit Exe Installer, and my operating system is Windows 10.
- killing the Setup and restarting.
Inkscape is a popular open-source vector graphics editor that is used for creating and editing vector graphics such as logos, illustrations, and diagrams. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. However, some users have reported that the installation of Inkscape is sluggish, with a steady CPU usage of 12% or more. In this blog post, we will discuss some possible causes of the slow installation and provide solutions to make the installation faster.
Check Your System Requirements
Before installing Inkscape, it is important to ensure that your system meets the minimum system requirements. Inkscape requires a processor with SSE2 support, 512 MB RAM, and 300 MB of free disk space. If your system does not meet these requirements, the installation may be slow or may not work at all.
Check Your Processor
One of the possible causes of the slow installation of Inkscape is an outdated processor without SSE2 support. SSE2 is a set of CPU instructions that improve performance for multimedia and gaming applications. If your processor does not support SSE2, Inkscape may be slow to install and run. To check if your processor supports SSE2, you can use a tool like CPU-Z. If your processor does not support SSE2, you may need to upgrade your CPU or use an older version of Inkscape that does not require SSE2 support.
Check Your RAM
Another possible cause of the slow installation of Inkscape is insufficient RAM. Inkscape requires at least 512 MB of RAM to run smoothly. If your system has less than 512 MB of RAM, the installation may be slow, and the program may not work properly. To check your system’s RAM, you can open the Task Manager on Windows or the Activity Monitor on macOS. If your system has less than 512 MB of RAM, you may need to upgrade your RAM or close other applications to free up memory before installing Inkscape.
Check Your Disk Space
Inkscape requires at least 300 MB of free disk space to install. If your system does not have enough free disk space, the installation may be slow or may fail. To check your system’s free disk space, you can open File Explorer on Windows or Finder on macOS. If your system does not have enough free disk space, you may need to delete some files or uninstall other applications to free up disk space before installing Inkscape.
Disable Your Antivirus Software
Another possible cause of the slow installation of Inkscape is antivirus software. Antivirus software can slow down the installation process by scanning each file as it is being installed. To make the installation faster, you can disable your antivirus software temporarily during the installation process. However, be sure to enable your antivirus software again after the installation is complete to protect your system from malware and viruses.
Use the Offline Installer
If you are experiencing slow installation with the online installer, you can try using the offline installer instead. The offline installer contains all the necessary files for the installation, so it does not need to download any files during the installation process. This can make the installation faster, especially if you have a slow internet connection. You can download the offline installer from the Inkscape website.
Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics editor, but the installation process can be slow for some users. In this blog post, we discussed some possible causes of the slow installation and provided solutions to make the installation faster. By checking your system requirements, disabling your antivirus software, and using the offline installer, you can make the installation of Inkscape faster and smoother. If you are still experiencing issues with the installation, you can contact the Inkscape support team for further assistance.
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 appears that Inkscape Setup is attempting to access files.
It seems that there was an issue during the uninstallation of the prior version. To rectify the situation, the following actions were taken:
- Terminate the currently active Inkscape setup.
- Erase the complete %ProgramFiles%\Inkscape folder.
- Run the Inkscape setup process again.