Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows takes time to install

03 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
Windows takes time to install

hello everyone. i just bought a hp dv4-5008tx laptop.
the configuration is a follows

Processor Core i5 (2nd Generation)
Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Cache 3 MB (Smart Cache)
Expandable Memory Up to 16 GB
Memory Slots 2 (Unused Slots 0)
System Memory 6 GB DDR3
Hardware Interface SATA
RPM 5400
HDD Capacity 640 GB
Dedicated Graphics Memory Type DDR3
Dedicated Graphics Memory Capacity 2 GB
Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 630M

here is my story. i deleted all the partitions on it because i wanted to install resizing according to my need. i ended up creating dynamic drives. i searched the forums and found the solution to that using pw 4.2
now i want to install windows on my640 GB hardisk which doesn't have any partitions. its unallocated space. i know how to do it but i want to ask that do i need to modify any MBR?
i tried installing windows on dynamic drive and it took a long time to install (1 hour). why it took this much time?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Create the bootable cd. Works perfectly everytime. Make your drive basic, not dynamic. You should not have to modify anything. I always set the install partition active, so no system reserve partition is created.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


Dynamic disks are meant to span partitions over multiple HD's. Convert the HD to Basic: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

Then boot the installer and follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
You can during install use the Custom install Drive Options to partition as you wish, format and install to first install partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jul 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium x64

thank you all for advice i read the tutorials on the site and everything is back to normal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows takes time to install

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows start up takes a long time
Recently I've had windows start up really slow. Even if I can log in and get to my desktop, it still takes ~20-30 min until my PC starts running as smoothly as usual. I did a virus scan and nothing was found, so it's something else, but I just don't know what it could be. My PC is like 3 years old,...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 7 64 Bit updates takes a long time.
The updates to Windows 7 is taking a long time. It has been installing update 7 for over 2 hrs. Please help......
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Explorer takes a long time to load?
What's going on with the icon on my taskbar? It takes 22 seconds to load Explorer. Every other link to a folder in Explorer is practically instantaneous, including the links in Start Menu.
Performance & Maintenance
Windows takes a long time to shut down
I have a Toshiba Satellite C655 running Windows 7 64 bit. A week and a half ago it started taking over a minute to shut down. It started around the time I installed optional updates for Microsoft Security Essentials, my anti-virus program. I uninstalled it, shut the computer down and it still takes...
Performance & Maintenance
Install process takes unusually long time
I have just assembled a new machine, installed W7 on it and noticed that a part of installation process took unusually long time. The time in question is between when "Windows is loading files . . ." is displayed and when "Please read the license terms" is displayed, which was about 10 minutes....
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+