Average Installation time for Windows 7

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Lab User, May 18, 2012.

  1. Lab User

    Lab User Guest

    Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.

    I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    League final.
    Lab User, May 18, 2012
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    charlie Guest

    On 5/18/2012 12:17 AM, Lab User wrote:
    > Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    > install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    > about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.
    >
    > I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    > League final.
    >


    The base install is one thing. Getting all the updates installed and
    working is another.
    Some of the more common applications also have a large number of
    updates. The install media can also be a player. CD/DVD or an OEM
    copy on a hard disk.
    Then, there is the original CD/DVD vs the CD?DVD with SP1.
    charlie, May 18, 2012
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    Unk Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User <> wrote:

    >Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    >about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.
    >
    >I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    >League final.


    Installing from a Win7 + SP1 flash drive takes about 15 minutes.
    Add more time for drivers and a lot more time for Windows updates.
    hardware/processor speeds DO make a difference.
    Installing from a flash drive is twice as fast as a DVD install.
    Unk, May 18, 2012
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  4. charlie wrote:
    > On 5/18/2012 12:17 AM, Lab User wrote:
    >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    >> about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.
    >>
    >> I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    >> League final.
    >>

    >
    > The base install is one thing. Getting all the updates installed and
    > working is another.
    > Some of the more common applications also have a large number of
    > updates. The install media can also be a player. CD/DVD or an OEM
    > copy on a hard disk.
    > Then, there is the original CD/DVD vs the CD?DVD with SP1.


    Good point! The updates are really time consuming.
    My last one took the better part of a day from format
    to operational, including all the downloads and drivers.
    Paul in Houston TX, May 18, 2012
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  5. Lab User

    Paul Guest

    Unk wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User <> wrote:
    >
    >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    >> about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.
    >>
    >> I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    >> League final.

    >
    > Installing from a Win7 + SP1 flash drive takes about 15 minutes.
    > Add more time for drivers and a lot more time for Windows updates.
    > hardware/processor speeds DO make a difference.
    > Installing from a flash drive is twice as fast as a DVD install.


    A tool for preparing the flash drive, is here. I don't know if
    Unk is using the same tool or not. For best results, read the FAQ
    section first.

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

    Paul
    Paul, May 18, 2012
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  6. On 05/18/12 12:17 am, Lab User wrote:

    > Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    > install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    > about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.
    >
    > I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    > League final.


    I've never timed it, but I'd say less than 30 minutes for the basic
    installation. But one advantage of the Win7 installation process is that
    you can go away and leave it, whereas XP would tell me "39 minutes" (or
    whatever), and 45 minutes later I'd come back and find it asking for
    further information with 35 minutes still remaining.

    Perce
    Percival P. Cassidy, May 18, 2012
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    Ken Blake Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User <>
    wrote:

    > Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    > install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.



    How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    speed the car is going at.
    Ken Blake, May 18, 2012
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    ray Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2012 07:40:59 -0700, Ken Blake wrote:

    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.

    >
    >
    > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what speed
    > the car is going at.


    It's quite possible to make a rough estimate of driving time from NY to
    LA - a few basic assumptions would be in order, but freeway speed limits,
    distance, and a few stops for gas will give a quite reasonable estimate
    of 'driving time'.
    ray, May 18, 2012
    #8
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    Tony Guest

    Updates are for idiots. As long as the thing works there's no reason to turn
    schizophrenic and develop a lifelong complex over such a silly issue.

    charlie wrote:

    > On 5/18/2012 12:17 AM, Lab User wrote:
    > > Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    > > install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds. Xp used to be
    > > about 39 minutes (Microsoft's own figures) but it used to be less.
    > >
    > > I need to do this over the weekend while I am watching the champions
    > > League final.
    > >

    >
    > The base install is one thing. Getting all the updates installed and
    > working is another.
    > Some of the more common applications also have a large number of
    > updates. The install media can also be a player. CD/DVD or an OEM
    > copy on a hard disk.
    > Then, there is the original CD/DVD vs the CD?DVD with SP1.


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    Paul Guest

    Ken Blake wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.

    >
    >
    > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    > speed the car is going at.
    >


    I'd look at it from another perspective.

    The installer doesn't go as fast as it could.

    Even if the user gives the installer an optimal environment to work in
    (zero seek time storage for source device), I'm not convinced the installer
    in any way, goes as fast as it could. Even when storage limits are removed,
    it's still "slug-slow" considering what it's doing.

    Paul
    Paul, May 18, 2012
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    Bob I Guest

    On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.

    >
    >
    > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    > speed the car is going at.
    >


    Gold wing or BigWheel?
    Bob I, May 18, 2012
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    Ken Blake Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:

    >
    >
    > On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    > > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    > >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.

    > >
    > >
    > > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    > > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    > > speed the car is going at.
    > >

    >
    > Gold wing or BigWheel?



    I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    that I don't.

    Ken
    Ken Blake, May 19, 2012
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    SC Tom Guest

    "Ken Blake" <> wrote in message news:...
    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    >> > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >> >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >> > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    >> > speed the car is going at.
    >> >

    >>
    >> Gold wing or BigWheel?

    >
    >
    > I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    > that I don't.
    >
    > Ken


    Goldwing http://wallpapers.free-review.net/27__Honda_Goldwing_GL1200.htm

    Big Wheel http://www.amazon.com/Big-Wheels-inch-The-Original/dp/B0001A866O

    :)
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    SC Tom, May 19, 2012
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  14. On Fri, 18 May 2012 22:01:17 -0400, SC Tom wrote:

    > "Ken Blake" <> wrote in message news:...
    >> On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    >>> > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    >>> > wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >>> >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >>> > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    >>> > speed the car is going at.
    >>> >
    >>>
    >>> Gold wing or BigWheel?

    >>
    >> I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    >> that I don't.
    >>
    >> Ken

    >
    > Goldwing http://wallpapers.free-review.net/27__Honda_Goldwing_GL1200.htm
    >
    > Big Wheel http://www.amazon.com/Big-Wheels-inch-The-Original/dp/B0001A866O
    >
    > :)


    Thanks for the links, especially the second one. My imagination didn't
    do as good a job as the picture :)

    Back in the day, though, the kids didn't wear helmets...

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    Gene E. Bloch, May 19, 2012
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    SC Tom Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message news:ka35se5d217c$...
    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 22:01:17 -0400, SC Tom wrote:
    >
    >> "Ken Blake" <> wrote in message news:...
    >>> On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    >>>> > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    >>>> > wrote:
    >>>> >
    >>>> >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >>>> >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.
    >>>> >
    >>>> >
    >>>> > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >>>> > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    >>>> > speed the car is going at.
    >>>> >
    >>>>
    >>>> Gold wing or BigWheel?
    >>>
    >>> I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    >>> that I don't.
    >>>
    >>> Ken

    >>
    >> Goldwing http://wallpapers.free-review.net/27__Honda_Goldwing_GL1200.htm
    >>
    >> Big Wheel http://www.amazon.com/Big-Wheels-inch-The-Original/dp/B0001A866O
    >>
    >> :)

    >
    > Thanks for the links, especially the second one. My imagination didn't
    > do as good a job as the picture :)
    >
    > Back in the day, though, the kids didn't wear helmets...
    >

    .... or seat belts, or sit in car seats, and we drank straight out of the garden hose :) It's amazing that we lived as
    long as we have LOL!!
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    SC Tom, May 19, 2012
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    Char Jackson Guest

    On Sat, 19 May 2012 06:53:55 -0400, "SC Tom" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message news:ka35se5d217c$...
    >>
    >> Back in the day, though, the kids didn't wear helmets...
    >>

    >... or seat belts, or sit in car seats, and we drank straight out of the garden hose :) It's amazing that we lived as
    >long as we have LOL!!


    My favorite spot as a kid was standing on the transmission hump and
    hanging my elbows across the back of the front seat. If I sat down,
    two things happened. One, I couldn't see out, and that was important
    to me, and two, my brothers and sisters were probably hogging the
    actual seat and squeezing in between them meant someone was going to
    fidget, and in turn that would lead to an argument, elbows would fly,
    and eventually we'd have way more attention from mom in the front seat
    than anyone wanted.

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    Char Jackson, May 19, 2012
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    KCB Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    news:ka35se5d217c$...
    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 22:01:17 -0400, SC Tom wrote:
    >
    >> "Ken Blake" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    >>>> > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    >>>> > wrote:
    >>>> >
    >>>> >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a
    >>>> >> clean
    >>>> >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.
    >>>> >
    >>>> >
    >>>> > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >>>> > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    >>>> > speed the car is going at.
    >>>> >
    >>>>
    >>>> Gold wing or BigWheel?
    >>>
    >>> I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    >>> that I don't.
    >>>
    >>> Ken

    >>
    >> Goldwing http://wallpapers.free-review.net/27__Honda_Goldwing_GL1200.htm
    >>
    >> Big Wheel
    >> http://www.amazon.com/Big-Wheels-inch-The-Original/dp/B0001A866O
    >>
    >> :)

    >
    > Thanks for the links, especially the second one. My imagination didn't
    > do as good a job as the picture :)
    >
    > Back in the day, though, the kids didn't wear helmets...


    And Big Wheels didn't cost $144, either... yikes!
    KCB, May 19, 2012
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    SC Tom Guest

    "KCB" <> wrote in message news:jp8m79$mb2$...
    >
    >
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message news:ka35se5d217c$...
    >> On Fri, 18 May 2012 22:01:17 -0400, SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Ken Blake" <> wrote in message news:...
    >>>> On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    >>>>> > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    >>>>> > wrote:
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >>>>> >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >>>>> > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    >>>>> > speed the car is going at.
    >>>>> >
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Gold wing or BigWheel?
    >>>>
    >>>> I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    >>>> that I don't.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ken
    >>>
    >>> Goldwing http://wallpapers.free-review.net/27__Honda_Goldwing_GL1200.htm
    >>>
    >>> Big Wheel http://www.amazon.com/Big-Wheels-inch-The-Original/dp/B0001A866O
    >>>
    >>> :)

    >>
    >> Thanks for the links, especially the second one. My imagination didn't
    >> do as good a job as the picture :)
    >>
    >> Back in the day, though, the kids didn't wear helmets...

    >
    > And Big Wheels didn't cost $144, either... yikes!


    Yeah, I saw that! I think they can still be had from Wallyworld for about half that, and even that's a lot more than I
    paid for one back in the mid-70's for my oldest (even allowing for a 40 year currency value difference). I don't
    remember exactly what it cost, but at that time, my income wasn't that great, so it couldn't have been a heck of a lot
    :)
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    SC Tom, May 19, 2012
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    Allen Drake Guest

    On 18 May 2012 14:45:42 GMT, ray <> wrote:

    >On Fri, 18 May 2012 07:40:59 -0700, Ken Blake wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >>> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.

    >>
    >>
    >> How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >> long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what speed
    >> the car is going at.

    >
    >It's quite possible to make a rough estimate of driving time from NY to
    >LA - a few basic assumptions would be in order, but freeway speed limits,
    >distance, and a few stops for gas will give a quite reasonable estimate
    >of 'driving time'.


    That would depend on which drivers you are using. The old ones will
    always be slower. Unless you use the bus then you would have to have
    the fastest front bus you can find if my memory serves me right but it
    would sure be a hard drive no matter what.
    Allen Drake, May 20, 2012
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  20. On Fri, 18 May 2012 19:37:47 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > On Fri, 18 May 2012 22:01:17 -0400, SC Tom wrote:
    >
    >> "Ken Blake" <> wrote in message news:...
    >>> On Fri, 18 May 2012 17:55:56 -0500, Bob I <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On 5/18/2012 9:40 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
    >>>> > On Fri, 18 May 2012 05:17:11 +0100, Lab User<>
    >>>> > wrote:
    >>>> >
    >>>> >> Has anybody timed how long does it take on average to perform a clean
    >>>> >> install of Windows 7 ignoring hardware/processor speeds.
    >>>> >
    >>>> >
    >>>> > How can you ignore hardware/processor speeds? That's like asking how
    >>>> > long it takes to drive from New York to Los Angeles, ignoring what
    >>>> > speed the car is going at.
    >>>> >
    >>>>
    >>>> Gold wing or BigWheel?
    >>>
    >>> I probably should know what you're talking about, but sorry to say
    >>> that I don't.
    >>>
    >>> Ken

    >>
    >> Goldwing http://wallpapers.free-review.net/27__Honda_Goldwing_GL1200.htm
    >>
    >> Big Wheel http://www.amazon.com/Big-Wheels-inch-The-Original/dp/B0001A866O
    >>
    >> :)

    >
    > Thanks for the links, especially the second one. My imagination didn't
    > do as good a job as the picture :)
    >
    > Back in the day, though, the kids didn't wear helmets...


    I was amused, when going to Amazon to do some actual shopping a day or
    two later, my screen showed me several suggestions about Big Wheels.

    They are tracking me! Where's my tinfoil hat????


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    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, May 21, 2012
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