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Windows 7: How long to install Win 7

19 Jun 2009   #1
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
How long to install Win 7

I was quite taken aback when I installed Win 7 x64 (7232) it only took 12 mins from start to finish. That included reformatting the drive and entering the serial


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19 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
win 7232 install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vipermk2 View Post
I was quite taken aback when I installed Win 7 x64 (7232) it only took 12 mins from start to finish. That included reformatting the drive and entering the serial
First welcome to sevenforums.

What did you install it from DVD, or USB. With your system Im not that surprised on the short install if it was done from usb. As long as everything works not to worry. I did a 32 bit intall from usb and it took 30 minutes.

Ken
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19 Jun 2009   #3
Snufffed

 

Wow, that is fast. My time for total upgrade was 45 min, last reboot to allow reset of FW and AV. - 48 min, but then I do not have to reinstall, 2d Browser, Office 2010,
EMAIL, Nothing it is already done...
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19 Jun 2009   #4
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
First welcome to sevenforums.

What did you install it from DVD, or USB. With your system Im not that surprised on the short install if it was done from usb. As long as everything works not to worry. I did a 32 bit intall from usb and it took 30 minutes.

Ken
Done via DVD
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19 Jun 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vipermk2 View Post
I was quite taken aback when I installed Win 7 x64 (7232) it only took 12 mins from start to finish. That included reformatting the drive and entering the serial
That's exactly how long it takes for me with a clean install x64 burned on disk, 12 minutes. Not just 7232 for me, I've had about the same time will most of the builds since about 7077 or so.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Wow, that is fast. My time for total upgrade was 45 min, last reboot to allow reset of FW and AV. - 48 min, but then I do not have to reinstall, 2d Browser, Office 2010,
EMAIL, Nothing it is already done...


Upgrades take longer than clean installs.
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19 Jun 2009   #6
Snufffed

 

I understand the difference in time. My question/comment was posed to ask what is your total install time, to include all the programs you want to test.
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20 Jun 2009   #7
WindowsSe7en

Mac OS X 10.8.1
 
 

That's very fast. How much RAM do you have and how fast is your processor?
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20 Jun 2009   #8
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Whether dvd or usb flash the average on every build so far has been right at 20 minutes compared to XP or Vista or any other older version taking the best part of an hour for the basic installation. I find it a little hard to believe you partitioned and formatted a drive as well as a full clean install in only 12minutes total.
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20 Jun 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well I don't remember anybody mentioning making a partition in that time. I certainly didn't. When I do the same as Vipermk2 in reformatting when doing a Clean install, the whole install process from start to finish including the formatting takes approximately 12 minutes for me.
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20 Jun 2009   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The drives/partitions here are either already formatted clean or simply an install to replaced a previous installation by booting from dvd or usb key still seeing 20+ minutes even for the x86 while the x64bit installation always seem a bit faster.

Regardless in real world time the minimum on more then one system has been at least 20 to reach the desktop for the first time on each one. 12 minutes seems a bit too fast to be real unless chopping files out for any stock system.

Still at 20-25 minutes for the bare essentials compare that to the time spent on anything else! The list of programs may not be the largest while the total amount of time for everything including the virtual machines, adding items like the control panel onto the taskbar, and other tweaks usually is not all at once.
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