How long is the install suppose to take?

Sgtarky

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Dec 24, 2011
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Benton, Arkansas
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.
 

iubhounds

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Nov 29, 2010
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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.
 

Sgtarky

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Dec 24, 2011
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Benton, Arkansas
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
 

Stoltnberg

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Aug 30, 2013
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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....?
 

Dekema2

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Jul 27, 2012
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WNY or Utica
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
 

Sgtarky

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Dec 24, 2011
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Benton, Arkansas
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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