Windows 10: Clean install of Windows 10 taking a super long time...

Discus and support Clean install of Windows 10 taking a super long time... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm hoping this fixes itself before anyone gets a chance to read this, but in case it does not...here goes it's currently Saturday, 4:20pm Central Time... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by rhodesmk, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. rhodesmk Win User

    Clean install of Windows 10 taking a super long time...


    I'm hoping this fixes itself before anyone gets a chance to read this, but in case it does not...here goes it's currently Saturday, 4:20pm Central Time on February 29, 2020:


    Attempting to perform a clean Windows install on a Dell Inspiron 17 5759 so I can give it to my grandkids after I bought a new laptop.

    • I downloaded the media creation tool and ran it
    • I placed the Windows 10 installation files on an empty, reformatted 16GB USB drive
    • I then booted from that USB drive
    • All the prompts on the blue screens went fairly quick
    • Laptop rebooted, and has now said "Getting Ready" with the spinning dots under the Dell logo for at least 20 minutes.


    Is this normal? Any suggestions? I don't want to reboot while it's in the middle of this.


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    rhodesmk, Feb 29, 2020
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  2. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Feb 29, 2020
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  3. Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Feb 29, 2020
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  4. Clean install of Windows 10 taking a super long time...

    Windows 10 takes a LONG time to login


    Was "a couple weeks ago" just after installation of the AU? If so, I'd suggest a clean reinstall.
     
    pokeefe0001, Feb 29, 2020
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