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After formatting may computer, how long will it take to install my new Operating system?

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Hello,
The time taken for installation depends upon the Operating system being installed and physical memory and other hardware configuration available on your system.
With 1GB RAM and Core2Duo, Vista/Windows 7 may take approximately 45-60 minutes.
This time reduces slowly with enhanced configuration.
For example this time reduces to around 35-40 minutes on a core-i5 CPU with 3GB RAM.
So, it is evident that it takes around or even less than an hour to install windows.
For the above configurations, Linux based OS (like Ubuntu 10.04 LTS ) would take around 30 minutes or even lesser.
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