Installing TeX Live on Windows 7, potential problems

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Tue May 25 18:39:36 CEST 2021

Beuthe, Thomas wrote:

> I recently installed TeX Live on a several laptops running Window 7 
> (Professional).
> In both cases, the laptops had lots of ram (max installable on the 
> machine) and included a main drive that was an SSD.
> The install was done from an unpacked ISO, so no network was needed 
> (or used) during install.
> In fact I shut down internet connection, and completely disabled both 
> firewall and virus checker to make sure they don’t interfere.
> On the newer, faster system (about 5 years old) the install ran 
> smoothly, although I would like to note that it took many hours to 
> complete (as in more than 2-3).

Estimated time to completion on my Fujitsu Celsius W550 (i7, 16GB, 1TB 
M2 SSD + 32TB disc farm) is around three hours, installing from a 16GB 
USB stick onto which has been unpacked the complete TeX Collection ISO.
USB Device Tree Viewer V3.5.2 shews the USB stick as being connected to 
a USB 2.0 MTT Hub under an Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller.  
Installing is taking place to the M2 SSD.
/Philip Taylor/
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