How long does an upgrade take

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by KT, Nov 2, 2006.

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    KT Guest

    My note book has been updating for about 3 1/2 hours. There is a little disk
    activity and the screen is not frozen. I ran the advisor and it told me just
    remove norton security and that I would need to find drivers for a few
    things. I was just wondering If it fails does it stop and tell you, or do
    youjust wait till for ever.
     
    KT, Nov 2, 2006
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    Jan Il Guest

    Hi KT :)

    An upgrade does take much longer than a clean install, and In some cases it
    can take 3+ hours to complete. Yes...if it fails you will know, as it will
    give you an error message, and simply roll back the upgrade to the original
    OS and end. Let it take it's time to do what it needs to do, how long
    depends on your processor speed, and the size of the original files. I've
    done several during testing, on 3 different machines, and each one is
    different, so the time it takes varies for each machine.

    Hope this helps.

    Jan :)
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    Jan Il, Nov 2, 2006
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    JETIV Guest

    No.... You will not know if you have a problem. Read thru this board and see
    how many people have had their installations just HANG / Lock up and NOT give
    an error messages. Myself and several others let our upgrades run for over
    24 hours without getting an error and without ever completing. I Had to do
    a Hard Reboot and let XP get reinstalled.

     
    JETIV, Nov 3, 2006
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    Jan Il Guest

    Were you trying to do an upgrade? Or a clean install? Did you read the
    install information before you started? Is your computer Vista
    ready/compatible? Was your download good? Did you burn the iso to the DVD
    properly? A copy or an image? There are reasons why an install fails.
    Under a normal upgrade process it can take a long as 3-5 hours to complete,
    and yes, if it fails for some reason it will give the error details and then
    roll back to the previous OS. Your problem is an exception, not the norm,
    and to say that it does not give an error message under normal circumstances
    is incorrect. If there is no progress
    indicated in at least an hour, then the process should be aborted.

    Hope this helps.

    Jan :)
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    Jan Il, Nov 3, 2006
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