Windows 8 Factory Restore Duration?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Simpuhl, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    I am restore a dell pc for a friend of mine to its factory settings using the built in stuff, its been stuck on 21% for about 2 hours. I was wondering if this is normal?

    The little thing is still spinning, so it doesn't look like its frozen.

    How long does a restore usually take? I tried to Google it but couldn't find anything specific on time, just How-To's.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    It usually takes 20 mins to 30mins depending on your hardware configuration. You may have to troubleshoot depending on removing peripherals and extra devices to restore.
     
  3. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    I ended up rebooting it, it gave me a message saying it errored, I retried and it completed within 15 minutes.

    Thank you!
     
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  4. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Glad it restored for you :rolleyes: