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Public Service Notice for Vista
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macforray
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Feb 15, 2007, 07:19 PM
 
Technofile by Al Fasoldt

Best Buy's Geek Squad must be swamped with calls.
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Feb 15, 2007, 07:27 PM
 
Wow, 25 minutes. I don't think I'd have the patience to wait 25 minutes for my computer to boot up for the first time after installing a new OS. I think I read somewhere that the installation itself takes quite a long time. So does one have to wait all night to use their shiny new OS after they get it home? Bummer for them.
     
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Feb 15, 2007, 07:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Wow, 25 minutes. I don't think I'd have the patience to wait 25 minutes for my computer to boot up for the first time after installing a new OS. I think I read somewhere that the installation itself takes quite a long time. So does one have to wait all night to use their shiny new OS after they get it home? Bummer for them.
I used the 'upgrade' from XP Pro since that's the only way it would install correctly, which takes forever. A clean install is faster. It killed my bootloader so that it could restart 5ish times during installation, and I did leave during the things since I didn't want to wait that long.
     
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Feb 15, 2007, 07:35 PM
 
Well at least you can leave and let it run. Having to babysit it would suck.
     
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Feb 15, 2007, 07:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Well at least you can leave and let it run. Having to babysit it would suck.
Like with the XP install. It would stop about halfway in so you tell it "yes, I live in a time zone" and then again later to say "no don't you dare touch my network settings"
And if you don't then it just sits there.
     
   
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