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Riamen
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reply to HiVolt

Re: What if the harddrive crashes on new iMac?

It's never taken more than 15-20 minutes for me.


skeechan
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For the entire OS or just the recovery tools? It downloads and executes the recovery tools first, then if you want to do a full reinstall it downloads the OS or you can do the other stuff like restore from TM. I have a 50Mb connection and it didn't DL the recovery tools and the OS in 30 minutes. It took a long time.

Riamen
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I was referring to the OS download. I've done it 3 times now and it has never taken anywhere close to 2 hours.