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The download can take several hours to complete

As soon as you click Save, you'll see the Download Manager window and the actual download of the ISO file will begin. Keep in mind that the download can take quite a bit of time to complete. For example, I chose to download the 64-bit version which is a 3.25GB file and it took a little over four hours to download. This screenshot shows the download at 70% - about three hours into the download.

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