Why is SL saying it's taking 1 hours to install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Razeus, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Installing SL now, saying it's gonna be 50+ minutes. I'm at 33 minutes now. What's the deal? BTW, I'm doing an over the top upgrade.
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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  3. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    a far cry from the 15 minutes that was advertised. I chalk it up to my 500GB hard drive with 140GB of music on it.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I don't remember Apple saying it'll install in 15 minutes :confused:
     
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    A clean install on a new machine is quick. An upgrade on a full older Mac will be slower. e.g. Upgrade on a MBP mid 09 took 40 odd minutes. Would have been about 20 if i'd done clean install.
     
  6. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    Mine was done in 42 minutes. Everything working as usual so far.
     
  7. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    About a 40 minute install for me as well. Some issues with iPhoto not deleting images after install.

    Thus far SL is a big yawn - not experiencing any "under the hood" performance improvements - early reaction is that I wasted a few $$.
     
  8. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I don't know. Good question. I'm trying to figure out why mine restarted with 45 minutes left. :eek:
     
  9. ryguy2303 macrumors 6502

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    Same here. So far if anything, I notice slower responses all around. Especially from safari.
     
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  11. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ya, mine restarted around the 45 minutes mark as well. I thought something went wrong.
     
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  13. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It can't upgrade a running OS ...
     
  14. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it finally came back on...I thought I lost her there for a minute. :(
     
  15. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    I notice nothing. All my apps I use freaquently still take the normal time to start up (3-4 bounces and a 2-3 second hang). iTunes, iPhoto, Lightroom 2, Firefox, Photoshop CS4, Handbrake, Word, Excel, Mail all start up as they have normally done. I did notice that Spotlight is re-indexing my stuff.
     
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  17. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    didn't get an option for clean install. I'm installing using remote disc on an MBA. started with saying 45 mins but it looks like itll be longer. installing over ethernet from MBP to MBA.
     
  18. richardhunt macrumors regular

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    About 55 minutes on my mini. And yes it did reboot with about 45 minutes left.
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    what method did you use to get all your files, preferences, etc. back on there? If you even did.
     
  20. Jookbox macrumors 6502

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    i watched an entire movie while installing on my MBP. It said 39 minutes left. then it said 40, now it says 41 minutes left after about an hour and 20 minutes.
     
  21. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    SL finished on my mba. now to play with it for a bit before installing it on the mbp
     

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