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How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 (Part 1 of 2)


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Wait While Windows 8 is Installed
Windows 8 Installation Process Screen

Windows 8 Clean Install - Step 16 of 32

Windows 8 Setup will now begin installing Windows 8 onto the partition it created from the free space you selected in the last step. All you have to do here is wait.

This step is the most time consuming of them all. Depending on your computer specifications, this process could take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, possibly more on slower computers.

Note: This part of the Windows 8 installation is completely automatic and the next step involves a reboot of your computer, which you do not give explicit permission to do. So if you step away, and things look different than above, just continue through the next steps until you catch up.

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