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Windows 10 installation...

  • 01-11-2021 2:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭

    So, my Dell that I purchased a few years ago came with Windows 10. At the time, I hated it (Windows 10 that is). So, I bought a Windows 7 disc, and have been using that since. Several times, I've tried re-installing 10 again (I made an image on an USB). The link to the image file that I downloaded was given to me from Dell, and matches my P.C.. For some reason, it take 7 hours to install from my USB. Is this normal? So, after all the updates and stuff, it's about a 15 hour procedure. Seems kind of excessive to me...


  • Registered Users Posts: 79,141 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    If it's a storage device with USB 2.0 speed or slower yes that could be the right. Try to get a USB 3.0 stick and try from that. Also make sure you are connecting the USB 3.0 device in to a port supporting this, they will be coloured blue on your Dell.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,862 ✭✭✭

    Sounds more like USB1.1 on HDD fitted laptop.

    Unless purposely desired, do not use Dell's image - will be full of bloatware. Instead, get it directly from MS media creation tool

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,800 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    The USB is probably some crappy Chinese variant with read speeds in the KB range

    You don't need USB 3 for a fast install - I've installed Windows from USB 2 in like 10-15 minutes if not faster