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How Long Does Windows 10 Installation Take?

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Uncategorized, Windows 10
 
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Jim has a problem. He writes: “How long does the Windows 10 installation take?  There’s no mention of it in Chapter 3 of the guide. My ‘installation’ has been running for nearly 20 hours.  When I bring up the ‘Get Windows 10′ information screen, I’m informed that Windows 10 is downloading.  When I check the download progress option, a quick message appears (too fast to read completely) and then disappears. The download has been running by itself since 9pm last night. Do you think it’s almost done?
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Jim, you definitely have a problem. My upgrade to Windows 10 took around and hour or so. For some people it takes a little longer, but it definitely should not take all night.
You may want to start again, or it might not be a bad idea to contact Microsoft Customer Service. They may have some troubleshooting information for your particular PC.
~ Cynthia

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5 Responses to “How Long Does Windows 10 Installation Take?”

  1. Tom Whiffen says:

    I too had the long install problem. I just halted it and started it again and it took about 1.5 hours. Works Great! I have an HP Pavilion that originally had Vista, then WIN7, then WIN10 Evaluation Copy. It ha 6 Gigs Ram three internal HDs totaling about a tb. My desktop PC (the motherboard anyway) is over 7 years old now. It also has duel monitors.

  2. Harold says:

    He left click on the little window and it is just turning., He needs to right click and then click on upgrade. That will install the new program in about a hour depending on internet speed and computer speed.

  3. Gordon says:

    One consideration on how long the download takes is the speed of your internet. Speeds vary. sometimes mine is much faster than other times. If the person has 768 kbs it would take longer. Mine is at 1.5 gbs. If the person was on dial up I have no idea how long it would take or if it would even work.

  4. Van says:

    I had the same problem for about six hours and then I disabled my antivirus and windows firewall and started all over. It downloaded and installed in about 1 hour.

  5. Genie says:

    20 hours? Wow. I thought mine took forever…3 hours before going to sleep (and it was still downloading to go to bed) then another 2 after waking up in the morning & accepting the license agreement.

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