How long did your windows 7 installation take?


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NightmarE D

Around 15 minutes for the clean install

Around 35 minutes for an upgrade install

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John Freeman

Smth like 12~14 minutes, if I recon correctly.

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tuckeratlarge

About 25 minutes for 64bit Home Premium. It was that fast I thought it was missing something. Put the DVD in the drive and booted up and it asked whether I wanted to upgrade or Custom install. I chose custom so I could do a fresh install. I pressed the Format button, in times past where it would have taken hours to format the drive, it took seconds. Then the actual install was over quicker than I thought possible. Nice

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tsupersonic

14 minutes for 64-bit Pro. Core i7 860, 8GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache HDD

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kiddingguy

around 15-20 mins

specs in sig

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Zmijutin

Roughly 20mins on machine in sig. I had same resault with Vista.

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Klownicle

12minutes, via a blu ray drive onto a raid 0 raptor 10k 150x2.

Install Step 1 to Desktop

The hd actually got a 6.0 in the ratings heh.

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killmaster84

Fresh install about 25mins, upgrade 1 hour to 2 hours wasn't here for it.

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+Tyranade

Windows 7 Ultimate took me about 15 minuets from boot as I booted the install of a empty internal HDD and made it bootable so it copied fast.

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Mega Goatlord
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.

It's also helpful if you own different versions of 7. One can copy the installation files to the flash drive, delete the ei.cfg file in the 'sources' folder, and it will ask which version you want to install.

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Septimus

15-20 mins. Clean install.

An upgrade took about 25 mins on a Vista Ultimate 64 box.

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Jygoro

My motherborad doesn't support usb bootable so I use Daemon tools intead and it takes 25 minutes on my 5 years old PC. (Custom install)

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stevember

7 or 8 minutes fresh install to desktop.

SSD RAID 0, i7, 6GB ram, installed from USB stick.

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rakeshishere

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Fresh install- 20mins

Upgrade Install (from Vista SP2 with 50GB Partition) - 5hrs :(

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phunkymunky

From USB key on my laptop it took around 15 - 20 minutes.

From DVD it took around 25 minutes, slower file copy being the only reason it was slower.

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Matthew S.

Roughly 15-20 minutes clean install from DVD (I love my LG drives) of 7 HP x64

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xp1ode

10-15min installed from a flash drive.

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way2quik

It didn't take too long to install W7 Pro.

No more than 30mins, but definitely around 15-20min.

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Pharos

9 minutes

64GB OCZ AGILITY SSD + USB Flash drive FTW

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Roadrunna

Clean install: 15 minutes including formatting previous windows install! Q6600, 2GB, 8800GTS

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Yusuf M.

I performed an in-place upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate x64 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64. It took about 30 minutes on my WD Caviar Black 640 GB SATA hard drive (WD6401AALS).

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t0mbi

So is the retail version that just came out the exact same as the RTM that leaked a few months back?

I put that RTM on my laptop about 2 weeks ago. Im getting the Home Premium for free and hopefully plan to just activate my RTM version with my legit details.

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lunamonkey

Took an hour. It's weird. I've got a Quad core and 2 gig of ram, sata HDD.

The "expanding files" took about 45 minutes on its own. I'm wondering if my IDE DVD drive was slowing it down, or maybe my boot drive (180gig sata) should have been plugged into an earlier port. It's in sata 6 at the moment.

Or maybe my laser is crusty or something. It obviously got there eventually, but was so slow.

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