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After having spent most of yesterday and today installing Visual Studio 2012, updates for it, Azure Tools for 2012, and Azure Tools for 2010, I was just thinking it would be nice if installers that say "this could take a few minutes" instead presented a normal distribution of how long it takes for actual users. For example:
This install typically takes:
-Under 1 minute for the fastest 5% of installs.
-Around 5 minutes for typical installs.
-Over 20 minutes for the slowest 5% of installs.
I doubt very many installers will actually take the time to gather and present statistics like this, but it'd be nice.
So it'd start out with no real info (and could say so) but would then improve to give a very good sense of both how long it is likely to take, and how well spec'ed your computer is compared to others using the product.
Nice idea! I might steal that, if you have no objections?
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