Windows Update

Discussion in 'Software' started by Phoenix, May 17, 2004.

  1. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    Ok, is it just me, or have any of you experianced this

    goto Windows update, get told theres a few megs of stuff to download, ok cool

    Download it (takes a few mins)
    then it takes HOURS to do the 'installing' part of the process
    this happened at the company i used to work at, and a few of my friends places, just wondered if its common all over
    it never USED to be like this though, as I recall windows update used to be a breeze both for downloads and installs (i mean how long does it take to install 20mb of patches, surely not 6 times as long as the download!!)
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  2. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    and I thought it was just my slowish servers. Glad I'm not alone then :eek:
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I wouldn't say hours but it does seem a bit slow. I updated a couple of laptops we'll be using in tests today and I did see a bit of a drag on the installation side. Maybe it's just the nature of the latest patch.
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  4. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    its literally taken the majority of the afternoon to apply 21mb of service packs
    not download! they did that in 10 mins

    its still sitting there buzzing away

    this is a Compaq Evo N800c 2.0Ghz P4, 512mb Ram, 60GB HDD (5400)
    its evil lol

    it was doing this in January when i left my last company trip
    maybe an EU problem? cant see why though
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  5. SimonV
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    SimonV Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    I had the same thing only last week with a laptop. There was about 10MB of updates that downloaded in a few minutes but then had to wait nearly an hour for them to install. :roll:
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  6. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    Always been like this is for me personally.

    Wouldn't say hours, as I only update for one machine, and update reguarly, so there's only a couple of megs or so.

    Yeah I agree though, it is slow.
  7. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

    I've been doing the updates here too and have noticed the same thing for the last couple of weeks, except we get the updates downloaded automatically. They take ages to install, even on the fastest machines. :cry:
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