How long did it take to install Mac OS X Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ronaldcastillo, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm doing a clean install and it's been about 45 minutes to an hour since I've started the installation process. How long does it take to install Lion on your Mac?
     
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    The whole process (excluding download) took approx. 1h15min on my 2.4GHz core 2 duo. Did not do clean install, just upgraded.

    Seems to go a lot faster for many others, especially if you have SSD...
     
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    My upgrade has been downloading for about three hours now and only looks to be 60% done, bar hasn't moved in a while. Is something wrong?
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    Your patience.
     
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    I don't mind the wait, just wanted to make sure that I don't need to restart it ;)
     
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    speed is not an issue, but it is important how fast and stable lion is working in comparence with sl ?

    Have you seen any performance improvment over sl?

    My concern is having higher cpu temps and higher fan speed.
     
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    Like 15 minutes on my MacBook Air.
    About 30 on my iMac.
     
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    Wow guys, I formatted my disk first, (did the "overwrite with zeros" option) and the installation was about 19/18 minutes on my 2.26 GHz core 2 duo mac mini. Thats way faster then others with faster Macs.
    Lion is amazing. :)
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Ive been staring at a blank screen(desktop, no dock) for 45 minutes...
     
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    It's taking pretty long here. It's at 2/3 now and the progress bar doesn't seem to move a lot now...
     
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    Upgrade from 10.6 to 10.7 takes longer on my iMac. About 35-40 minutes. A Clean Install for me was about 20 minutes.

    I did a Clean Install over the Lion Recovery USB stick I made three days ago. For some reason it took 4 hours to download Lion. Servers sometimes get taxed, I think.
     
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    I did a clean upgrade... and it only took 15 minutes or so total.
     
  14. macrumors 68030

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    Why did you resurrect this thread?
     
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    Cause I was doing a fresh install and it took like ages... Did a Google search on it and it came up with this thread.

    Why?
     
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    Last time I reinstalled, the whole process including the downloadings were indicating a total of 6 hours (The download speed from Apple was super super slow, perhaps due to my geographical location).

    And my internet connection was faulty those days. It was getting disconnected automatically once per few hours. So, I had restart the installation several times. So, the total time the installation took would be about 5-6 days. :)
     

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