Hello @tomscot2 and welcome to our Community!
Glad you've finished the installation of Bitdefender Total Security, although the time taken is unsually long. The configuration of your laptop for sure is not an impediment, so something else might have caused the delay (internet speer, other application involved, a large number of existing files on the HDD).
Feel free to share your thoughts on the product performance.
Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.60Ghz, 64GB DDR4 || Gigabyte nVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1070 G1 8GB || WD Blue NAND 500GB + 1TB
The same has happened to me on 2 different new Windows 11 computers. The installation took over 1 hour. The internet connection was impeccable. Only the OS was installed on the computers.
Is Bitdefender not ready for Windows 11 yet?