Install time difference between "Upgrade" and "Custom"

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  1. Posts : 6
    Vista
       #1

    Install time difference between "Upgrade" and "Custom"


    Is the time to "Upgrade from vista to 7 supposed to be wayyy longer then it would to do jsut a clean install? (For example, hanging at 18% for a while while installing during upgrade)

    (posting this since i cant get any replies to a previous topic)
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  2. Posts : 6,305
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    The upgrade process will always be longer, and sometimes considerably. The upgrade process has to move/relocate previous files and keep certain registry entries based on software already installed. Did the upgrade eventually complete? (it's a silly question but you could be dual booting). If not then it could be a bad burn and your systems is taking it's time trying to read the install files from the DVD.
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  3. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I let it sit there at 18% for about...half an hour...I got impatient cause I had a paper to do. I'd dual-boot.. But i dont want to part. 35gigs from the 160 I have left.... I may let it do an upgrade overnight tonight If I dont have to raid (World of Warcraft). So it does take a considerableeee amount of time? I really want to use 7 but I actually do like the software that has come pre-installed on my laptop (HP MediaSmart programs, cyberlink dvd suite) so I want to do my hardest to keep those.
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  4. Posts : 31
    Windows 7 build 7264 x64
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    belfwarlock said:
    I let it sit there at 18% for about...half an hour...I got impatient cause I had a paper to do. I'd dual-boot.. But i dont want to part. 35gigs from the 160 I have left.... I may let it do an upgrade overnight tonight If I dont have to raid (World of Warcraft). So it does take a considerableeee amount of time? I really want to use 7 but I actually do like the software that has come pre-installed on my laptop (HP MediaSmart programs, cyberlink dvd suite) so I want to do my hardest to keep those.
    ber, you're way too impatient, in my case that step took about 2-3 hours, same with the "moving data" part.
    for a total 6 hours, unfortunately I get bsods after finishing and have to rollback.
    so cant help you more on that
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  5. Posts : 6,305
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    I would advise burning another DVD at the slowest speed, this can reduce burn errors which lead to read issues. It might be worth a try....
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  6. Posts : 54
    Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
       #6

    I had a similar thing happen. Mine hung at 21% (of the Uncompressing Files step) for a pretty long while (at least 30 mins), but I went to bed so I dunno if it hung after that.

    I unzipped the ISO and did the upgrade from my HD, so there couldn't have been DVD read errors.
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  7. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #7

    happinessiseasy said:
    I had a similar thing happen. Mine hung at 21% (of the Uncompressing Files step) for a pretty long while (at least 30 mins), but I went to bed so I dunno if it hung after that.

    I unzipped the ISO and did the upgrade from my HD, so there couldn't have been DVD read errors.

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    So did everything work alright after you woke up?
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  8. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Im finally tossing in the towel and dual-booting, dont want to risk not being able to use the recoverypartition if things go bad.
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  9. Posts : 54
    Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)
       #9

    Oh, yeah. When I woke up, it was at the login screen. Other than my Recently Opened Documents, everything was perfect. My screensaver had reset, I think, too, but so far, looks the same.

    Unfortunately, I'm running an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ which doesn't support the AMD-V Virtualization feature, so I can't use XP mode. But you know, with only 1GB of RAM, I'd say Windows 7 is working pretty well for me.
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  10. Posts : 6
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Yeah...I did a test to see what software would work or not, and come to find out, that the recovery module/program is unable to work with 7 so i decided to just dualboot. COngrats on getting it to work =)
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