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By MRaimo, Junior Member on 10th April 2012, 06:09 AM
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Hi, I'm trying to install Windows 8 64 bits Consumer Preview by DVD driver in my PC, but, it's very, VERY slow to install. I wait 1 hour to select the language. Why is happening this? For install my Windows 7 32 bits Ultimate was the same. Is my HD or DVD Driver? (I burn 2x in the DVD by Power ISO)

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10th April 2012, 09:17 AM |#2  
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Hi, I'm trying to install Windows 8 64 bits Consumer Preview by DVD driver in my PC, but, it's very, VERY slow to install. I wait 1 hour to select the language. Why is happening this? For install my Windows 7 32 bits Ultimate was the same. Is my HD or DVD Driver? (I burn 2x in the DVD by Power ISO)

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That software you mentioned should have died out years ago , but didn't. They propped up sales by seeding torrents that blahblahblah.... rant off.

Anyway, try a md5sum on the images and dvds.

I installed on a vm in less than 15minutes, and even with the annoying reboots it was fairly quick.

Check you bios for odd settings.
10th April 2012, 09:44 AM |#3  
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Are your floppy disk controller enabled in the bios? Since Windows Vista some Mainboards have problems with setup if the floppy controller is enabled! deactivate it and setup should run at normal speed!
10th April 2012, 02:48 PM |#4  
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Windows 8 is a big file on its own, if you're trying to install the 64 buy version its even bigger. Be patient or try the 32 bit version

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10th April 2012, 02:49 PM |#5  
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It could also be that your drivers are out of date or that your computer has a slow disc speed

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given that you said you had issues on another OS then its likely to be a hardware issue.

first suggestion is to make sure your using 32 bit DMA access in your BIOS, its quite easy to set that to UDMA 0 or even PIO mode by mistake, its also possible the drive or disks your burning from / to might not be as accurate as they should be, its also worth checking your download isn't corrupted, I had that issue on the DP but that failed to install rather than just being slow.

If your using older drives using parallel cables, make sure they are on different channels, ie not connected to the same cable (master slave)

you could try setting up a USB drive install, that would rule out the media drive altogether and limit it to your moby or HDD
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25th April 2012, 05:42 AM |#7  
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Thanks guys, I will format my HD and try again in some days o/
25th April 2012, 02:50 PM |#8  
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how is your raid set up? Make sure you have ahci , I loaded 64 bit last night , took less than 10 minutes and I had a corrupted drive to begin with (that took me an extra 10 minutes by itself) but install of the OS was the fastest Ive ever had on a windows machine !
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It sounds like you have a low transfer speed or a low read speed on the DVD drive. Because it took me just over an hour to install Windows 8 CP on HP ZD7249CL. it took about 15 minutes to install on my Home Built desktop (AMD Phenom X4 840 3.2Ghz, 8 GB of ram, SATA III, AMD HD5770). See if you can upgrade to a sata drive if possible.
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My older DVD drive is SATA, the new one(from my old PC) is IDE, and the both took the same time.
I will try to make some changes in the BIOS and reinstall the OS.
So I post the results.
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I'm curious....

Does windows allow imaging/installing from disk images for non corporate users ?

On my mac I image disks, and install whatever is needed from the images. Its magnitudes faster than waiting on cd/dvd read times.

Maybe someone here is familiar with how its done on windows ?

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