Fresh Installation: How long does it take to install Windows 8

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Preview Install_thumb.jpg 1Windows 8 installs faster than earlier Windows versions. The Microsoft boasts that the upgrade times are at least 4-6% faster and in many cases more than 20% faster, especially for the 64-bit installs.

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Tip: On a modern PC installing Windows 8 takes only 10 minutes. I strongly recommend to invest 10 minutes and you will not regret it. Make sure to install it on a new partition as outlined in of our upcoming guides

If you want a more accurate estimate, I suggest to speed test your hard drive, your USB/DVD drives and check your RAM

Windows 8 installation overview

1. Step Usually the fresh install of Windows 8 takes about 10-30 minutes but the main thing to note is, the better your hardware configuration  the faster installation, so this can greatly differ from case to case.

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Conclusion

Although the average time is 20-30 minutes to install Windows 8 the installation also depends on the RAM, the processor, the transfer rate of the hard drive and the DVD-Rom or USB device (I usually install Windows 8 from USB).


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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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One Response to Fresh Installation: How long does it take to install Windows 8

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Gunwinder said:

    Nothing much impressive … if we deploy windows 7 the same it takes the same amount of time …it usually do not take more than 20-22 mins.

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