Very Slow Windows 7 Installation

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A friend of mine wanted to set up a new PC. She chose some parts, she decided what to keep from her old rig and we got to assembling her machine. Everything went as expected, so we came to the part where we would install Windows 7.

To our terror, the installation process was slower than a senile turtle with chopped off legs (she was a bit more frightened than me because she had paid for all that stuff).

Google is our friend though and blah blah, I did a quick search and I found this extremely useful post.

So basically, what you need to do if you are experiencing the same situation (don’t worry, you will know), just go to the BIOS screen, and disable the floppy drive.  Note that in our case there was no floppy drive present and probably that’s what causing the problem.

I have absolutely no idea how Microsoft let this one get away. I mean what did they do when testing Windows? They disabled the floppy to begin with?

But anyway, if you find your installation to be painfully slow, give this a try. If it doesn’t fix things, well, how can I put it subtly? You’re screwed…


7 Responses to “Very Slow Windows 7 Installation”

  1. September 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hmm, I smell Bios Enumeration woes.

    Floppies don’t exist anymore for microsoft. They are obsolete.

  2. September 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Well, this is true, but on the other hand, MS has been dominating the market for almost 30 years and that’s something we unfortunately cannot ignore. I mean, there must be a reason for that except marketing and aggressive policies right? Because If I am wrong then, there’s something completely wrong with how the market works…

    I am glad you find my tips useful, I am always happy to share knowledge with others. Feel free to drop by anytime.

    PS: Sorry for answering in English, but when I started writhing here, I decided it would be about things anybody could read. My email is at your disposal for anything not covered in here:
    ( rosenred [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com )

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Yeah, I got one o’ those…

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