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Saint Andrew

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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?



Regards,
Saint Andrew
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) | Intel Core i5 3210 (2.5GHz 3MB Cache)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO
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    16GB DDR3-1333MHz (Kingston) | 4GB DDR3-1333MHz
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    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti | Intel Mobile HD 4000
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    Intergrated
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    AOC E2250SWN 21.5'' Widescreen | BenQ G2222HDL 21.5'' Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080 | 1366×768
    Hard Drives
    2TB Seagate (Barracuda)
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    500GB Hitachi
    PSU
    Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334U Mid Tower ATX Case
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    Logitech K400
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    Gigabyte M6800

Bob Campbell

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I think it is normal to take several hours. It took me about 5 hours.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion h8xt
    CPU
    Intel i7
    Memory
    10 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6670

theog

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Is this a upgrade to Windows 8 or a Acer Preinstalled Windows 8?
 

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  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

Saint Andrew

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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. :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) | Intel Core i5 3210 (2.5GHz 3MB Cache)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO
    Memory
    16GB DDR3-1333MHz (Kingston) | 4GB DDR3-1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti | Intel Mobile HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC E2250SWN 21.5'' Widescreen | BenQ G2222HDL 21.5'' Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080 | 1366×768
    Hard Drives
    2TB Seagate (Barracuda)
    1.5TB Seagate (Barracuda)
    500GB Hitachi
    PSU
    Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334U Mid Tower ATX Case
    Keyboard
    Logitech K400
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6800

znod

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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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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    PC/Desktop
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    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
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    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
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    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
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    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
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    EVGA 570 SC
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    Gateway
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    Dual Boot:
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    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
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    Cooler Master 932 HAF
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    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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bagavan

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Resetting the pc takes about half an hour only not more than that.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC
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    Acer Aspire 5920
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    Core 2 duo T5550
    Motherboard
    ACER CHAPALA
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA X3100
    Screen Resolution
    1280 X 800
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    160 GB HDD

Saint Andrew

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) | Intel Core i5 3210 (2.5GHz 3MB Cache)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO
    Memory
    16GB DDR3-1333MHz (Kingston) | 4GB DDR3-1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti | Intel Mobile HD 4000
    Sound Card
    Intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC E2250SWN 21.5'' Widescreen | BenQ G2222HDL 21.5'' Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080 | 1366×768
    Hard Drives
    2TB Seagate (Barracuda)
    1.5TB Seagate (Barracuda)
    500GB Hitachi
    PSU
    Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334U Mid Tower ATX Case
    Keyboard
    Logitech K400
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6800

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