How long does Windows 7 take to install??

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    Got my new laptop today.

    Configured it and rebooted it. Now it just says "configuring the system. Wait...", so I guess it's installing Windows 7?

    Thing is, I've been waiting for more than an hour :ugh:

    Is it suppose to take this long?
     
  2. CodeX

    CodeX Guest

    Depends on your computer, took me about 15 minutes to install "ultimate"

    uhh... nevermind that isn't what it is doing, I just read what you wrote.
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I restored Windows 7 on my mum's computer from Lenovo's DVD's and I swear it took over an hour to complete. But it did complete and it always looked like it was doing something.

    Is the HD light on?
     
  4. Smeghead

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    It took like 2 and half hours
     
  5. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Wow, I've never heard of it taking that long - any idea what happened?
     
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    20-30 mins. here.
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    6 minutes when installing from a USB flash drive to my SSD :dunno:
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    maybe like 20 minutes...pretty quick
     
  9. TheOutlawTorn

    TheOutlawTorn New Consequence Machine

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    It took mine forever.
     
  10. CodeX

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    It was a new laptop... it wasn't installing it. I just got a new laptop, W7 came installed... when you first start it it asks for you to set up a user account, reboots, spends 2 seconds on the "configuring" screen you likely saw, and is done. That isn't installation, and it shouldn't have taken any time at all.
     
  11. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I installed it on a P4 machine from USB drive in about 15 minutes I was browsing the web. Not sure why your's is stuck on that screen.
     
  12. topsub

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    Same here about 5 or so minutes onto a corsair SSD drive.
     

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