Brand new Out-of-the-box Macbook not working?

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I just got a new MBP and i am in the process of setting it up, its on Mavericks and it just got the the screen where it asks me if I want to set up filevault. And thats it... i clicked yes and its now been about 20 minutes where I get the rainbow wheel.

Is this normal? Is something happening? when i set up my first MBP I don't remember this happening?

Do I need to start again or is an extended delay after setting up filevault normal?
 

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It may very well take some time depending on your hardware. For example, this person had to wait at least 12 minutes on a fresh install.
 
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I just got a new MBP and i am in the process of setting it up, its on Mavericks and it just got the the screen where it asks me if I want to set up filevault. And thats it... i clicked yes and its now been about 20 minutes where I get the rainbow wheel.

Is this normal? Is something happening? when i set up my first MBP I don't remember this happening?

Do I need to start again or is an extended delay after setting up filevault normal?

It can take a while give it an hour and a half and if it still isnt doing anything then take it to apple
 

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