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Alright, so I'm finally setting up my new 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO. I installed Windows 7 SP1 from my flash drive, and now I'm at the part of my routine where I install all of the Windows updates. There are 153, and I started it at about 8:45. It's now 9:37 and it's just now installing update number 145. Is this normal? I don't remember it taking this long. Am I just remembering incorrectly?

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My desktop took about an hour or so to do 100 updates, IIRC. Pretty sure it's due to the sheer volume of the updates as it has to open each one, process it, then close. As opposed to opening a giant update, processing it, then closing.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Alright, so I'm finally setting up my new 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO. I installed Windows 7 SP1 from my flash drive, and now I'm at the part of my routine where I install all of the Windows updates. There are 153, and I started it at about 8:45. It's now 9:37 and it's just now installing update number 145. Is this normal? I don't remember it taking this long. Am I just remembering incorrectly?

Normal. Nothing to worry about.
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Originally Posted by Silvos00 View Post

My desktop took about an hour or so to do 100 updates, IIRC. Pretty sure it's due to the sheer volume of the updates as it has to open each one, process it, then close. As opposed to opening a giant update, processing it, then closing.

 

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Originally Posted by DaChosenOne View Post


Normal. Nothing to worry about.

 

Oh god ok good. Thank you. Man. I was beginning to wonder what the hell was up. I must've taken a nap in my chair the last time I did this. lol

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Honestly one thing I've thought about and it might help you in the future, is taking a clean windows 7 install and do all of the windows updates on it. Then copy the image with a program like Acronis. Makes it much easier to get up and running.
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Honestly one thing I've thought about and it might help you in the future, is taking a clean windows 7 install and do all of the windows updates on it. Then copy the image with a program like Acronis. Makes it much easier to get up and running.

 

Is there a free alternative? I see a free trial, but I assume that it's for a limited time and then it forces you to upgrade so that you can continue using it.

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Yup this is normal. I reformat my PC about once every quarter and with every update it takes longer and longer. There is also a chance it can get stuck at 0% when it restarts to install updates... I came home last week from work and it was stuck at 0% until I force reset it.
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To speed up the long install process you could Slipstream a new installation disc.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/145343-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-into-installation-dvd-iso-file.html

What that does is let you add all the updates to an installation disc. So during install you automagically have %99 of the latest updates.
The only negative is the time it takes to do this and you should re-install the operating system as you break the ability to "repair install" with the new installation disc.
There might be a way to use a different disc to perform a repair but it only lets you use the disc you installed windows with to normally run a repair.

Great thing to do right now as I doubt there will be another Service Pack to wrap up all the updates for you.
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To speed up the long install process you could Slipstream a new installation disc.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/145343-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-into-installation-dvd-iso-file.html

What that does is let you add all the updates to an installation disc. So during install you automagically have %99 of the latest updates.
The only negative is the time it takes to do this and you should re-install the operating system as you break the ability to "repair install" with the new installation disc.
There might be a way to use a different disc to perform a repair but it only lets you use the disc you installed windows with to normally run a repair.

Great thing to do right now as I doubt there will be another Service Pack to wrap up all the updates for you.

 

Hmm... this could replace what's on my flash drive, but then I don't know if I'll ever do this again. lol I mean damn, a 250 GB drive is HUGE for me and who knows what the next iteration of Windows will be like? Maybe it'll be like a super-improved Windows 7! LOL I can dream, can't I?

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I know there are free utilities like Clonezilla which you use off of a boot disc. Also Macrium Reflect and Paragon Backup and Recovery both have free editions. (Though these free editions don't have network support or incremental backup)
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