OS X Mountain Lion clean installation take so long ?

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  1. EthosX macrumors regular

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    Hi guys
    Is it normal that installation of an OS X takes so long ? about 30 min all together? (unpacking 5-7 min , installing 17-20 min)
    This is ridiculous !
     
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  3. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    macbook pro mid 2007 , SSD 6GB RAM .. Installing from USB..
     
  4. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    You lost words man :)
     
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    30 minutes doesn't sound bad. Did you just use the regular installer or did you create a USB drive and install from there?
     
  7. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds perfectly reasonable... it took my 2.3/16/256 RMBP about 20 minutes to update from Lion to ML. I would imagine it taking longer as a clean install.
     
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    This is NOT ridiculous it is normal…I wait for 30 min to install it last night.
    This is also on my 2007 MBP! :apple:
     
  10. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK guys thank you very much ..
    I was bit surprised .. cos Installation of win 7 x64 takes 10 mins. all together..
    Should i compare these two os ?
     
  11. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Thats how long it took me for a 2011 MBP with SSD.
    About 20~30min is reasonable.
     
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    What's ridiculous on it? ~ 30 min okay IMHO. I've SATA 3 SSD late 2011 MBP and it took probably less than 30 mins but it all depends on your specs.:confused:
     
  13. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Compare all you want, the results will stand. ;)
     
  14. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK so those 20 min. average ... cool..
    I have another problem once I power up macbook pro and white screen appears it stays long time about 10 seconds and then apple logo shows up ..
    Shouldn't be about 5 secs?
    I have feeling that before it was faster now have to wait few seconds more..
    Any idea?
    Thank
     
  15. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    How long is your boot time?
    It depends on your SSD but mine with Crucial M4, it takes about 10~14 sec.

    And I mean boot time.
    The moment when you hit that power button to whole apps and everything load.
     
  16. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah for me it is much longer because if that white. Stupid screen why is there?
     
  17. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Because it's booting up.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I've installed windows 7 and it didn't take 10 minutes. :/
     
  19. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah for me it is much longer because if that white. Stupid screen why is there?

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    All upload video later of boot and you guys decide if it too long ..
     
  20. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why? What specs and how did u do it?
     
  21. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    It took me too 30 min to do a USB based installation of ML on my late 2008 MBP with a Samsung 830 64GB SSD as the boot disk...

    With Lion, it took approximately 15-20 min...

    I guess the hardware is getting old... But so far so good, I did not experiment such "thing" (don't name it "issue" if you don't want to be tagged as a troller) called "cosmestic lag" by some rMBP fans... :D
     
  22. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Do you have 2 HDDs? Try to set the SSD as your Startup Disk.
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    The last time I did it was on my 2010 MBP (C2D machine).
     
  24. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi no just one ..
    that startup didn't help.
     
  25. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having trouble seeing the point of this thread. OP is using a 2007 machine, and is complaining about 20-30 minute OS X install (fairly standard) and 5 second slower boot time (really, not that much). These seem like incredibly minor "issues."
     

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