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27 Jan 2012   #21
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Please let me clarify. I was only talking about the clean installation of Windows 7 and not the updates and third party programs. Clean install of Windows XP Pro was a tedious process taking at least 45 to 50 minutes. You too confirm the Windows 7 part.

For me the installation of third party programs is a gradual process spread over several days except for MS Office, Avast A-V and Comodo firewall that I install immediately after the Windows clean install. As for updates, the the programs get automatically updated in the background and generally don't need much of my time.


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I have found that the time taken to clean install Windows 7 is hardly 20 to 25 minutes
Your system must be on some kind of wonder drug. I is true that running the installation disk takes only 25 minutes. But then you get updates during at least 2 days, have to install a lot of programs (about 50 in my case) some of which take hours to download, have to make all the system and program settings.

Bottom line: the whole process takes about 3 elapsed days with about 10 hours of work.



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27 Jan 2012   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, but why go thru the trouble if you can get back into business after 20 minutes with your latest image.
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27 Jan 2012   #23
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I hardly ever go through the trouble because as you have guessed right, I almost always restore the latest image in about 9 to 11 minutes. It was for the benefit of those who do not keep images.


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Yeah, but why go thru the trouble if you can get back into business after 20 minutes with your latest image.
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27 Jan 2012   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What imaging program do you use. I have never restored in only 10 minutes. And normally I do that from an internal Sata to the SSD.
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28 Jan 2012   #25
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I use a boot disc created by Acronis TrueImage 2011. The size of my final full image is 7.71 gigs with normal compression. The number of program sub-folders in the Program Files Folder is 48. And it takes between 9 to 11 minutes to restore everything on an internal SATA Disk drive. I do not verify the image before restore because the it had been verified immediately after it was created.
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28 Jan 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for the info. The short restore time is probably because you have a very small image. Mine are bigger.
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28 Jan 2012   #27
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I have two SSDs installed in my PC, one for Windows 7 and the other for storing data, like System Images. I love it because backing up and restoring my Windows 7 installation takes just a couple of minutes.
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