How long did your windows 7 installation take?


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Mega Goatlord

I made a bootable flash drive and copied the installation files onto it from the DVD, and on my laptop it takes about 15 minutes, desktop about 8-10 or so, give or take.

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zagor
I made a bootable flash drive and copied the installation files onto it from the DVD, and on my laptop it takes about 15 minutes, desktop about 8-10 or so, give or take.

that is impressive

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timmmay

16 minutes flat since build 7000. Upgrade however takes a lot longer. Approx 1 hour sometimes more.

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P.M.K

Wouldn't have taken anymore then 25 mins.

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LUTZIFER

I was actually really surprised with how fast Windows 7 installs.

Well a clean install anyways, took like 20 minutes on my Acer Aspire One D150.

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Fedr0

Installed the Professional x64 from an SD card, took 18 minutes on my laptop.

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MS Bob 10

Installed from a USB flash drive to my SSD. Took around 15 mins.

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still1

21 min... I am really impressed with windows 7

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DirtyLarry

On my wifes HP netbook using an XBox HD DVD External Drive, although I was not counting the minutes, if I had to guess it took around 30-40 minutes.

On my Core i7 Gaming PC, 10 minutes tops, was insane how quick it went.

Both clean installs.

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qdave

20 mins for me.

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Ficman

Clean Install.... Something close to an hour, everything worked perfectly though...

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exotoxic

clean install of home premium 64bit... 20mins (Y)

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Richard C.

16 minutes for ultimate

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YounGMessiah

18-20 minutes

win7 pro 64-bit

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zagor

It seems best way to go about this is to create a bootable flash disk and install from it. I noticed it greatly improved the installation time on my second laptop. 12 mins down from 24 mins. 24 mins was on the first laptop. Both laptops have identical hardware.

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splur

15 minutes, I'm not sure if my memory of installing XP is just being exaggerated by how long ago it was, but it feels like the Windows 7 installation was a lot faster.

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ToneKnee

9 minutes.

Installed Ultimate x64 from a USB Sandisk Titanium U3 4GB Flash drive and installed it onto a Vertex SSD 60GB.

Booting after the BIOS takes about 10 seconds to a fully bootable OS! :)

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morphen
15 minutes, I'm not sure if my memory of installing XP is just being exaggerated by how long ago it was, but it feels like the Windows 7 installation was a lot faster.

+1 and your memory does not fool you :)

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Salty Wagyu

From DVD to 640GB WD Caviar Black: Around 15mins from BIOS booting disc to Username setup screen

Got an SSD to set up Windows 7 on properly later, might try my 4gb USB pendrive too :)

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bloodrain

from an XP screen, to all programs installed with win7 was about 35 minutes.

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freak180

Upgrade took about 45mins.. Very impressive! :)

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MillionVoltss

5 hours and counting. Seems it dosnt like my 7800gt

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svnO.o

Around 15 minutes from a DVD though I didn't actually time it.

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Shadrack

I wasn't paying much attention but it seemed to take about 20 minutes.

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