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    I started it on two PCs (two legal copies). Started it on my son's PC, P4 3.2 Ghz machine and then on my Core Duo 2.4 about 2 minutes later. The they Duo core took about 10 minutes and finished at almost the exact same time as the P4 3.2.

    I was surprised considering GEARS took a staggering 45 minutes on my core duo last week.

    Both machines running XPhome.

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    what hard drive cheap old IDE or sata 1/2
    and set the DvD to master can help speed things up
    ANy antivirus running
    Bad copy of the game ?

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    Took about 10 minutes on my rig.

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    oooo btw... still not done, but its about 80 % ....man I want to stop it and put it in my other drive!! lol


    (attack of the double poster!!!)

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    well.... dvd rw is about 3 months old.. and was top at the time.. maybe its the drive though ..i remember having problems with it b4....
    Thanks

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    Have almost the same rig and it took me about 12-15 minutes total.

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    And what is your dvd speed, how much read cache, seek time, is DMA enabled, is the DVD on the same controller as the HD?

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    Originally posted by SgtSlam View Post
    So how long did it take you???

    Running xp pro ... and the rest is down below.....
    dvd rom
    and still not done....
    my rig is very similar to yours and it took me between 6-8 minutes at most.

    i have to say though that i reformatted xp pro just yesterday.

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    15 min max I think.

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  • started a topic 45 min installation?

    45 min installation?

    So how long did it take you???

    Running xp pro ... and the rest is down below.....
    dvd rom
    and still not done....
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