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

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.

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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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).

Published: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 Last Modified: February 6, 2014