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Windows 7: Win7 SP1 released to public

05 Mar 2011   #361
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Dvd? XP came on cd-rs.
I'm aware of that. Your not following me. I said it was faster to do a clean install of XP with a 12x CD, than a clean install of Windows 7 with a 4x DVD.


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07 Mar 2011   #362
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Ben Yosef View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Dvd? XP came on cd-rs.
I'm aware of that. Your not following me. I said it was faster to do a clean install of XP with a 12x CD, than a clean install of Windows 7 with a 4x DVD.
A 4x dvd? I installed 7 from the retail dvd in 20min. as usual. For the two prevvious versions(XP cd, Vista dvd) about 40min. The first few minutes isn't actual install time like you think but copy of the setup files over to the hard drive. The first restart then sees the installer load followed by the temp files being cleaned afterwards. (if you use the Windows install cleanup that is. )

Now for comparing the SP install times with XP SP1 came on the first here while SP2+SP3 roughly 20min., Vista SP1=45, SP2=20, and now for the 7 SP1=50min. before restart and configuration.

Note that these are average times seen with the stand alone exe not any direct download/install through the MS updates when making the comparison.
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07 Mar 2011   #363
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

That's odd. It only takes me half the time to install XP, than it does to install Windows 7. I'm talking about the entire install process, not just loading the setup files.
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07 Mar 2011   #364
Night Hawk

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

Odd is seeing it take more then 20 minutes for a 7 install even on an old XP build with a 2ghz cpu and 1gb of ram where one 512 had to be reseated for the 1gb total. When seeing a clean install of XP on that same case later try a good 40min with the same optical drive! Then another 20 for SP3 to finish that up.

Likewise eventually when the second SP for 7 is seen that will likely go on faster since the second stand alone SP always seem to be smaller in size then the first for each version. The first addresses the bugs and initial security fixes as well as enabling support for things often not even in consideration during the early development of each Windows version.

SP1 will be bringing a new Dynamic memory management for Hyper V just as SP1 for XP addressed the 137gb barrier back then. For Vista SP1 saw the full amount of memory reported in the system information when having more then 3+gb on the 32bit editions.
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07 Mar 2011   #365
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

How does that saying go "Your mileage may vary". I'd say hardware, maybe even what version you're installing etc, will alter install times. How fast your optical drive is, how fast your hard drive is (read write times), there are lots of variables if you think about it long enough.
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07 Mar 2011   #366
valerian101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Computers are amusing things! I was working on two absolutely identical machines but one would accept a 1GB RAM stick and the other wouldn't recognise it. Computers may be logical but sometimes I just wonder... Maybe a slight error in one component was to blame!

BTW I tried Lunascape. Still have it installed but still use Firefox. No reason, just have got so used to it.
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07 Mar 2011   #367
Night Hawk

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

Speaking of "milage may vary" when restoring an older Vista laptop with a clean install there it took some 90min. to see that version's SP1 go on. The 1.6ghz cpu speed and 1gb of ram suggests one reason for the additional length of time it took! 120gb 5,400rpm drive and an 11hrs. total to get everything done!

Later the 120gb was replaced with a larger 500gb 7,200rpm model where an image of the 120 was restored to that. Since you couldn't expand the C primary out a second storage/backup partition was seen to in order to avoid another full install of everything including both SPs. The memory was replaced with a 2gb sodimm which helped but 90min. for an SP plus another 90min for all other updates once SP1 was on?!

The clean install of Windows was something as well as but not nearly as long reaching the desktop in just under an hour. XP would have been right up there close to that while 7 would have seen about 35min estimated still done in less time then the two previous but a ssssslowwww.... machine to work with!
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08 Mar 2011   #368
Interawe

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks !
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11 Mar 2011   #369
David Ben Yosef

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
120gb 5,400rpm drive and an 11hrs. total to get everything done!
Don't you just LOVE jobs like that? Grrrrrr!!!

I did the exact same thing for my little cousin when her Vista laptop crashed the OS. Windows 7 had just come out, so I did a clean install of that for her, instead of that garbage bloated Vista OS. That's by far the worst OS Microsoft has ever come out with. I hated that OS right from the get go. The only thing I liked was the new Aero, but other than that it really stunk. I can't begin to tell you how many of my family members systems I had to change from Vista to Windows 7.

I won't install Vista for anyone now. I don't care who it is.

I still don't understand how XP takes you longer to install than Windows 7. XP has always installed faster than 7 for me. Every single time. <scratches head>
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11 Mar 2011   #370
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

I thought i'm the only one who hates vista ,,,,
Ws7 installation is abit longer than Xp because it packs so much goodies in it ..
That's why it's way much better ...
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