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Windows 7: How long to install Windows 7?

28 Feb 2016   #1
dorian mode

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
How long to install Windows 7?

I came across a statement recently in another forum that said it takes several hours to install Windows 7.
This sounds like an excessive claim. My own experience has been that Windows 7 and Windows 8, both install in 30 minutes or less. This is using the DVD install media. In the case of a reinstall, I realize it takes some time to re-install your favorite apps. Reconfigure your browser, bookmarks, etc, as well as restore your backups, files, photos and other contents of your home folder, plus get all the updates. But the same is true of any OS that you re-install.
Any thoughts on this topic?


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28 Feb 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

there probably closer to the mark usually takes an hour+ on mine, but that DOES not include all the updates that follows.

Roy
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28 Feb 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

30 minutes sounds about right
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28 Feb 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Big difference in installing windows and fully updating windows
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28 Feb 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Bare bone Windows 7/64/SP-1 about 1/2 hour. I really haven't put a time clock on doing a install, so please don't beat up on me if I'm a little off on the time.
A complete Windows 7 with all the updates is whatever.
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28 Feb 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are right. It is the updates that can get you.
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28 Feb 2016   #7
dorian mode

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you everyone. You have confirmed my own results.

Edit; I also found this.
How long to install Win 7
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28 Feb 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

15 Minutes from start to desktop.
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28 Feb 2016   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
15 Minutes from start to desktop.
Is that with a SSD, plenty of RAM and a fast CPU ??
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28 Feb 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Dosn`t matter, it`s never taken longer then 15 minutes on any machine for me.
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