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Windows 7: Microsoft: Windows 7 upgrade can take nearly a day

11 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 
Microsoft: Windows 7 upgrade can take nearly a day

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While developing Windows 7, Microsoft ran a ton of different performance tests to make sure the operating system was an improvement over its predecessors. One of the tests focused on upgrade performance: Microsoft wanted to make sure that an upgrade from Vista SP1 to Windows 7 was within a five percent threshold faster than an upgrade from Vista SP1 to Vista SP1. Microsoft gave three reasons for using the Vista SP1 to Vista SP1 upgrade as a baseline instead of Windows XP to Vista:
Full Story: Microsoft: Windows 7 upgrade can take nearly a day - Ars Technica

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11 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

Well that's pretty ugly. I was thinking of performing an upgrade the wife's laptop, now I may want to rethink that.

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11 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Twenty hours and 22 minutes for a heavy user upgrade on medium hardware. I wonder how many MS testers commited suicide

Nice post 7dreams thanks


Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

That is scary.

No one is going to want to wait that long.
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11 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I would hope someone with THAT much data would have it on a separate partition while having the OS on its on drive
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11 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Yeah Mine Took 2 Hours, with only 20gb.
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13 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow... o_O all day ay
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13 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Clean install for the win!
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13 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Clean install for the win!
I can't agree more than that!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24
I would hope someone with THAT much data would have it on a separate partition while having the OS on its on drive
In fact, If I would have a 1.5TB hard drive and one of them, I would have all my data on it. Then, I would say "OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG how will I update?!" But, If I wanted it, I would be in that category. But that's not the case and there's actually much more data on my hard drives than on Microsoft's tests. Like ~700GB.

And, yes, I'm keeping most of my files on my different hard drives. For various, obvious reasons :

1. Data security.
2. If there's a problem with the OS, a quick copy of the User folder on an other folder and we are ready to go.
3. OS upgrade time
4. No more huge quantity of DVDs
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13 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I always prefer clean install for a new version of windows to make it as close to how MS intended it to run as possible. If you have bits from previous versions in the new install, it must affect it in some way.
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