Firstly I don't know so much about PCs and OSs. I have HP Envy with windows 10, but I want to replace it with elementary OS. I followed their instructions on the website, I selected Install elementary and it said it will take a long time. Is it normal to exceed 10 hrs and still be installing?!

  • 10 hours for downloading the install image or installing the OS?
    – lemonslice
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 6:37
  • It isinstalling full elementary os in a 32gb usb pen drive. Can anybody help me with this
    – Jihwan Ahn
    Commented Sep 7, 2020 at 14:04

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Elementary OS installing takes about 6-10 minutes. This time may vary depending on the capabilities of your computer. But, the installation doesn't last 10 hours.


For anyone else having this problem, I didn't know why elementary almost seemed frozen, but eventually realized I had an error message hidden behind the installation screen.

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