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Remove everything and reinstall Windows takiing too long?

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    Remove everything and reinstall Windows takiing too long?


    I've had a few problems with my PC for a few days so I thought just doing a clean-install would do the trick, however, the 'Resetting your PC' (currently at 23%) page has been going slow for about 2 hours now. I've not done this before so I'm not sure how long it should take, but I've been doing some research and it said about 30 minutes without BitLocker.

    Is there a problem or is this normal?



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    Saint Andrew

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    I think it is normal to take several hours. It took me about 5 hours.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Is this a upgrade to Windows 8 or a Acer Preinstalled Windows 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Is this a upgrade to Windows 8 or a Acer Preinstalled Windows 8?


    It's an upgrade version on my PC, I think that could be the reason.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Andrew View Post
    Is there a problem or is this normal?
    I say not normal especially considering the time an upgrade or a clean install takes--using install media.
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    Have you tried a clean install.


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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Resetting the pc takes about half an hour only not more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Andrew View Post
    Is there a problem or is this normal?
    I say not normal especially considering the time an upgrade or a clean install takes--using install media.


    Hhmhm.. It's now at 27% so what should I do? Just leave it until it is finished or try and restart my PC?
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