Download / Install Time

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by spincr, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. spincr macrumors member

    spincr

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    Exactly how long is Lion supposed to take to download?

    I understand this is subject to my internet broadband connection, however my connection is rather decent/fast, normally. Now the Lion is acting like a Turtle.

    And not that i'm there yet, but perhaps someone can tell me, how long will it take to install Lion? I'm using a 2010 (mid summer) macbook pro 13".

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. syyukikaze macrumors newbie

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    Mine took about 4 hours (really a lot) :eek:
    I have a 20Mbps internet speed (real 1.8MB/s) which should take not more than 1 hour.

    I made a clean install which took about 35 minutes (not counting the time to boot the install manager) on my MacBook Pro 17" 2010 8GBRAM 500GB Hybrid HDD.
     
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on Comcast with a download speed of 22.7 Mbps and downloaded lion in less than an hour. Once I created a restore drive on my flash drive I was able to install it in around 25 minutes.
     
  4. zepman macrumors regular

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    I did an erase and reinstall from the Lion recovery partition. It took 1,5 h from erasing the disk till I was up and running again on a 7 Mbits connection.
     
  5. ToniqR macrumors member

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    I'm not even gonna bother trying to download Lion right now. My parents home has frustratingly slow internet with 20KB/s download :( so it will take days! Guess I have to wait till i go home to my superfast 100MB broadband after summer to enjoy it!! :D
     
  6. macmongral macrumors member

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    30 mins to dl and 15 to install ( clean forn ext usb HD )

    same time from recovery partition


    100 mb Broadband so mine is pretty good :D
     
  7. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It took about 2.5 hours on my 3Mbps service to download. Then about 35 mins to install.
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Took about 25 mins to download and about 15 to install.

    24Mbps connection / SSD OS drive.
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 601

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    1 1/2 hours to DL, 30 minutes to install. an almost-exact 2 hours total (i got to read a book, and be OFF the computer for a whole 2 hours LOL).
     
  10. spincr thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for all the replies.

    It finally completed like 3 hours ago, and the install took indeed approximately 35 minutes.

    Now riddle me this, how come my computer is slower than it was before (SL). I thought this was supposed to make everything better:S
     
  11. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Mine was slow at first too, try rebooting. Mine now feels like it runs a lot faster and is even more responsive to everything I do.
     
  12. spincr thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll try that now and make some tea. Thanks!
     
  13. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    There's already a thread about this, but mine took 90 minutes or so both times on an 8mbps Comcast connection. It didn't max out the connection, but came close, for whatever reason. Install was probably 30 minutes or less. Shorter on my MBP, since it has an i7 and SSD.
     
  14. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I have a 20mbps download connection, and it took about 30 minutes.
     

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