Upgrade from 7 to 8 takes forever

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TMiland, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. TMiland

    TMiland MDL Novice

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    Hello all,

    just a quick question: I did an upgrade on one of my laptops today, for about 12 hours ago...
    And it is still sitting there upgrading... Should i wait, or just hard-restart the damn laptop? :rolleyes:
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Should definitly not last this long. Why not doing a fresh install?
    Regards
     
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  3. TMiland

    TMiland MDL Novice

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    I tend to always try to upgrade before i do a fresh install, so i don't have to waste a lot of time.
    And i just have the upgrade file from win7 to 8, so no iso.

    Not sure if the key will work on a fresh install either....

    *edit
    Btw, it looks as if there is activity going on, since the disc light is flashing as hell :p
     
  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    By the time you finish 9 will be out,:tooth:
    Good luck man, fresh is best as my man Woof woof upstairs said:D
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    if that thing really finishes after more than 12 hours, I'd suggest to write a letter to Guinness books. I only remember back such times when downloading big files like 500 MB with an 28k modem over night ... lol
     
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  6. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle MDL Novice

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    Get the RTM ISO and do a fresh install. Just an advice... It's a good opportunity to get a fresh and clean system. Yeah, re-installing all the stuff you had on the old system does sometimes suck and can consume a considerable amount of time, but generally, it's worth the hassle.

    It did for me using the TechNet ISO.

    Wow, wonder what was keeping it busy for what... 12 hours?

    Fresh install takes about 10-20 minutes (depending on how fast the system is).