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How long does it take to download windows 8?

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    How long does it take to download windows 8?


    How long does it take to download windows 8 64 bit approximately please? I have 10MB Broadband.
    Ummagumma

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    Posts : 20,456
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello ummagumma,

    The 64-bit Windows 8 Pro upgrade ISO file is 2.69 GB in size, so you'll be looking at around 35 minutes or so at your full speed. Longer, if your ISP or the download site is not operating at full speed.

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    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There are many factors that effect download speed. It's hard to say exactly, but many people have reported it taking about 3 hours to complete the entire process (download and install).

    Brink, I think that's the 32 bit size. 64 bit size is closer to 3.4Gb.
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    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    I downloaded 64 bit and mine was 2.68Gb
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    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64


    Put the CD's in your carousel, go take a bath.

    It should be downloaded well before The Grand Vizier's Garden Party is finished.
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    Posts : 20,456
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    There are many factors that effect download speed. It's hard to say exactly, but many people have reported it taking about 3 hours to complete the entire process (download and install).

    Brink, I think that's the 32 bit size. 64 bit size is closer to 3.4Gb.
    Hello Mystere,

    Yeah, that would be the size for the one from TechNet or MSDN, but the one through Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant is only 2.69GB.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    There are many factors that effect download speed. It's hard to say exactly, but many people have reported it taking about 3 hours to complete the entire process (download and install).

    Brink, I think that's the 32 bit size. 64 bit size is closer to 3.4Gb.
    Hello Mystere,

    Yeah, that would be the size for the one from TechNet or MSDN, but the one through Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant is only 2.69GB.


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    Yep , he is right >>> 2.69 GB (2,896,756,736 bytes) and I have roughly the same speed as OP which took me around a half of a hour
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    Sydney
    Posts : 6
    Windpws 8 Pro x64-bit


    My ISO x64-bit file was 2.63GB, and it took about 10-15mins. Used to have Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit. So far I really enjoy the new OS. Much faster and fun, although trying to locate some apps and services and dock them to the taskbar could be a pain
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    Thank you all,
    I downloaded the Upgrade file and installed last night and it took about 3 hours from start of download to finishing the install.
    I am now going to take probably a lot longer to learn how to use it.
    Like the look of it so far though.
    Ummagumma.
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    Posts : 20,456
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Not bad at all Ummagumma.
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