How long is the install suppose to take?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Sgtarky, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Sgtarky macrumors regular

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    I have a MBP(2012) 16gig of ram. I had done the upgrade to pb6 and everything worked fine. So now I want to do a clean install. I formated the drive and created a bootable usb, it is just sitting at the apple logo with the progressbar at half for 45min. I see no drive activity or usb.
     
  2. iubhounds macrumors regular

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    It took me a little over 2 hours to get everything running. I did my download and install between 1am - 3am, eastern time. There were a couple of periods where my screen was blank and I was also questioning if anything was happening ... but I let it run and it completed.
     
  3. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got it downloaded pretty fast, its the install, I did restart the process its been going an hour at half progress but this time the usb is "breathing" so there is some activity
     
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  5. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    My 15" rMBP (late 2013) took about an hour and a half to download and install.
     
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    My 2013 MBA did the upgrade in around 20 minutes, once the installer was local. 2011 MBP with SSD took about 35 minutes.
     
  7. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

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    wth is wrong...I wish I could see the process to find out if it just decided to stop
     
  8. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Just let it run until there's a reboot or some type of dialog/interaction.
     
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    With a stock HDD and USB 2, it should be 45 - 60 mins. It shouldn't take 2+ hours and counting.
     
  11. Stoltnberg macrumors member

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    I create a bootable disk on my 500GB Toshiba Extern Disk USB 3 - i installed Yosemite, in... Mayby 25 min on my 2014 MacBook Air SSD. I Think it going really fast, mayby i doing it wrong....?
     
  12. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a

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    On my college wifi, I started at 5pm and it finished DOWNLOADING the next morning. But afterward, since I'm on a 2014 rMBP, it only took about 15 minutes to install :D
     
  13. Sgtarky, Oct 17, 2014
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    Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm about to do a time machine restore. I really wanted a clean install since this computer had Lion>ML>Mavericks and in the beginning I was a noob to osx so I installed alot of scripts/programs and things I probably didnt need.

    I decided against tm recovery. I use internet recovery, installed Lion and I will upgrade from that. the Lion install is just now finishing up.
     

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