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how long should a full system reset take?

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    how long should a full system reset take?

    I upgraded my dv6 to Windows 8 and wasn't completely happy with the way it was running so I decided to do a full reset including all of my files. Its been going for a few hours now and only up to 32%. Just wanted to know if anyone else has done this and how long it took.

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    10 - 20 minutes or so.
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    Any advice on what I can do then? I heard 10-20 minutes if you were to just delete files but heard it could take quite a while to format all partitions and reinstall windows 8.
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how long should a full system reset take?

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