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  1.    20 May 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I can do a clean install and be up and running with Office installed in a few hours. Not bragging, just saying. Then I install stuff as I need it. I'm retired though, with simple needs, and not a whole lot of software to install. I can remember when it would take a week, or weeks, to get everything up and running smoothly.
    Yep - I know those days well!
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  2.    20 May 2016 #12
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    lol, the good old days. Install DOS, I think it was 3 or 4 floppies, install Windows 3.1, another dozen or so floppies, then office, another 2 dozen or so floppies. That was an all day affair. Insert, click mouse, buzz, buzz, wash rinse and repeat.
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  3.    20 May 2016 #13

    A few hours?? It usually takes me 15 minutes to install windows from USB. Then dash over to ninite.com for favourite apps and install Office 2013 and you're done inside an hour if that.
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  4.    20 May 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    A few hours?? It usually takes me 15 minutes to install windows from USB. Then dash over to ninite.com for favourite apps and install Office 2013 and you're done inside an hour if that.
    The initial install goes quick. It's the setup afterward that adds time to it. Run Windows update manually, once or twice, or more. Uninstall the preinstalled Apps I don't want or use. Change the locations of all my user folders. Set time zone and Country. Install language packs to get Cortonna to actually work. Install office. Switch default to IE, etc, etc.
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  5.    20 May 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I can do a clean install and be up and running with Office installed in a few hours. Not bragging, just saying. Then I install stuff as I need it. I'm retired though, with simple needs, and not a whole lot of software to install. I can remember when it would take a week, or weeks, to get everything up and running smoothly.
    It's not just the installs. It's all the configs. If I know that I have to do an clean install, then I have to record all my config settings before I do that clean install, etc. That takes lots of time, and I always overlook something.
    Last edited by x509; 20 May 2016 at 16:02.
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