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Windows 7: Installation time of Windows 7

16 Jan 2009   #1
Marthinus

Win XP pro
 
 
Installation time of Windows 7

I installed windows 7 but it took over 8 hours to complete the installation.

What did I do wrong and how long is it suppose to take to install Windows 7?
Thanks


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16 Jan 2009   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

took me about 30 mins. to do a clean install. without your system specs no one's
going to be able to help you .

scrooge
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16 Jan 2009   #3
hethoofd

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Mine took longer than 30 minutes, but certainly not EIGHT hours Maybe your DVD was hardly readable for your DVD drive?
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16 Jan 2009   #4
Gilbertpwns

Windows 7 64bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Upgrades are longer than clean installs. Also the older your hardware is the longer it will take. But yeah 8 hours is a little too long.
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16 Jan 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Actually, I think the majority of the time is spent gathering information about your apps and such.

I upgraded my HP (Compaq 2710p) Tablet PC - all it has on it are O07, JDK 1.6, NetBeans, JCreator, GrabIt, Adobe Acrobat, Firefox 3.1b2 and Cygwin - but it took over 3 hours to complete due to it going through the gathering apps and settings stage for almost 2 hours by itself....
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16 Jan 2009   #6
Gilbertpwns

Windows 7 64bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thus why an upgrade is longer generally than a clean install
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16 Jan 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Right - but except for that one process, the rest of the installation process proceeded at a normal rate - considering it was on a U7600 with 2 GB of RAM on a 4200 RPM SATA drive compared to the rig in my system specs - a significantly faster rig....
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17 Jan 2009   #8
Gilbertpwns

Windows 7 64bit/Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I first installed vista on a P4 with 512mb ram. Took 3 hours. 5 if you count the failed installation attempt :P
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17 Jan 2009   #9
johngalt

 

Wow - My P4 2.0 with 1 GB of RAM took just under and hour....that was RC 1 ....
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17 Jan 2009   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Fresh install about 20-25 mins disc to desktop.
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