Did you know: how long an upgrade from Vista SP1 to Windows 7 could take?

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  1. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  2. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    hahahahaha

    I guest it would be faster to backup personal data on another partition/hard-drive and to make a clean install :p
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You're soooooo right!

    I tested once to upgrade and it took just 5 hours!! OK, it's just a quarter of the time MS is telling, BUT???

    In the meantime I use WET and wait for the release from PCmover!!
     
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  4. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    The details of that 1220 minutes are:
    "Super User: 650GB data, 40 Applications, OS Settings Modified, and 15 optional components"
    on their Mid-Range hardware profile (2.6GHz Dual Core, 2GB RAM)

    That "650GB data" is limited to 'loose' data, like pictures and documents, and not the applications themselves (like Office).
    Given that much data in addition to 40 applications installed, yeah.. I can see it taking a while.
    BUT like everything... I'm sure the time is rounded WAY up and rapidly scaled down as the process starts.

    I would bet most people will fall into the Medium User profile, so figure ~120 minutes give or take.
     
  5. Ra1d

    Ra1d MDL Novice

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    Holy Cow,it took me 20 minutes to upgrade from XP to Win 7,glad i haven't used Vista ;o
     
  6. dsbig

    dsbig MDL Senior Member

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    why so long?.. I tried it with the windows 7 rc and took maybe 1 hour

    fresh installed vista and then I did the upgrade.. that might be why..i dont know
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I used a computer with a lot Programs and Data and that took just 5 hours!

    By the way that computer isn't Low-End: MSI DKA790GX, AMD X2 6000, 4 GB OCZ DDR2 800, EVGA 9850, 2 x 320 GB, 1 x 1 TB pp..
     
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  8. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    well, even a complete reinstall ( including all programs and drivers ) is faster...
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    As I wrote, it was just the first and even last test for to upgrade! Will wait for PCmover and test again!
     
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  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You can not upgrade from XP to Windows 7!

    And a clean install will just take that time: 20 minutes!
     
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  11. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Normally an upgrade process of a rig not fully loaded with data takes around 3-4 hours.
    Since a clean install is much better and takes up to 30 minutes max I reserve the 3 hours to prepare/backup the data and then restore it on a clean-installed OS.
    Much better solution IMHO.
     
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  12. yesman

    yesman MDL Junior Member

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    I upgraded my Vista SP2 to 7 today. It took about 1 hour.