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Windows 7: Long download

20 May 2009   #1

Long download

I am on a wireless N DSL connection with usually relatively high download speeds when i've downloaded other things (granted not entire OSs) but it seems to be taking longer than i anticipated. each time i try it looks like its taking 6 or 7 hours. is this normal? if normal, i'll keep trying (the first time it said it was corrupt). if its not normal, does anyone have any suggestions/ideas? thx. im going with the 64-bit since im currently on vista 64 bit.

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20 May 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello Lombo,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you downloading a torrent or the RC from MS? Torrents can be slow due to not enough seeds. MS can be slow if a lot of people are downloading at the same time.

Hope this helps.

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20 May 2009   #3


thanks gary. im doing it from ms. maybe there's just a bunch of people doing the same thing i am, therefore its painfully slow.
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20 May 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Yea. Only thing you can do is try at a different time of day or in a couple days and hope it is better. Also it can go along slow and suddenly jump right up as others finish the download.

Good luck.

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20 May 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

My download from MS took 24 hours on DSL ... so don't feel bad with 6 or 7!
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21 May 2009   #6
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64

ure lucky when the win7 RC was leaked it took me 15 hours to get it on Utorrent lol it was worth it.
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