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Hi just installed 4gB more ram in my mates pc nd a new HDD.

just installing Windows 7 64bit ad the instalation is very very slow.... its take about 20mins for the pc to get to the stage where it is installing windows it has copied the files and it is currently on 9% expnding files. can anyone see any problesm, the PC was fine before and i thni it is now but it is just so slow to install.

Can anyone tell me why it is so slow. I think it may be the RAM not configured properly, but i cant be sure, i doubt its the HDD becasue windows reconises it but it is very very slow.

Please HELP!!!!!!!!!



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RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 1333 (WAS 4GB)
WD 500GB Cavair Blue
HD 4870

This is proably irelivent but i just want to confirm my thoughts that its RAM

Asls is there a easy way to rectigy this.
post #2 of 10
It is always slow.

I have to wait about 10 minutes at the "welcome" image every time I install. The file progress also sits at 0% and various increments for a very long time.

How long are you having to wait?
    
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It is always slow.

I have to wait about 10 minutes at the "welcome" image every time I install. The file progress also sits at 0% and various increments for a very long time.

How long are you having to wait?
Well its just finished expanding files and its take aout 30 mins, just from past experiences though its taken me about 30 mins to do the whole thing on my desktop and laptop.

No it was fine before never has issues, built it for him about 5 months ago
post #4 of 10
Normal if you ask me.

That is about what it takes mine, and I've installed Windows 7 no less than 12 times in the past 6 months. The first time I installed, I actually rebooted twice before letting the screen sit for 10 minutes to progress. They could really do better about letting people know there will be a delay. Progress bars are useless and wrong 99% of the time.
    
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About the only way to speed it up is drop the iso of the os on a usb flash drive. You can do that using this tool after you create a iso with imgburn or what app you choose to do so with.

Windows USB Tool
http://images2.store.microsoft.com/p...B-DVD-tool.exe

Imgburn
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
post #6 of 10
Yeah the timing seems ok to me. Wait for it to be installed and check out the boot times and such.
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Sounds normal to me. Adding more RAM isn't gonna decrease the installation time.
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if you are installing from dvd then it's gonna be painfully slow. thankfully i install with usb. it takes like 5 minutes max to install
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About the only way to speed it up is drop the iso of the os on a usb flash drive. You can do that using this tool after you create a iso with imgburn or what app you choose to do so with.

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http://images2.store.microsoft.com/p...B-DVD-tool.exe

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there is another thing windows 7 installs very slow from legacy dvd drives i.e IDE if your using a sata dvd drive i find it slightly quicker i.e 25 to 30 mins total to install onto macanical hdds its very quick to install to ssd's from a sata dvd drive.. last one was today took 11 minutes from install to desktop..
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If you're reading from any type of storage device that has to SPIN , its going to be slow. This is why people are buying Solid State Hard drives.
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