Windows updates

  Newuser2533 21:51 11 Oct 2005
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I have Windows XP and Microsoft Antispyware.
The automatic update began at 10pm last night and by midnight only 20% had been downloaded.....how big is this update.
I appreciate a broadband connection would have sorted it but I haven't got one.
Do you think the freeby CD's from the magazines might be putting this update on thier discs?
Regards.
Ron

  Forum Editor 23:19 11 Oct 2005

are you downloading?

  WhenHeavenTouchesEarth 09:34 12 Oct 2005

Prob ably the 7 ish security updates that were available last night. Well, 6 security updates and one Antispyware tool update too.

Took about 15-20 mins on 2mbit broadband, so could take a while longer on dialup.

  iscanut 09:48 12 Oct 2005

I gave up trying to do the auto update and installation last night as it was VERY slow. Instead, I downloaded the individual files, saved them and then installed them all in less time that I had previously been waiting. I assume that everyone ( at lease all UK users ) were trying to update at the same time late afternoon, early evening.

  wee eddie 09:55 12 Oct 2005

M$ has, at least, made sure that Updates are cumulative.

In other words, if you have to log off during the download, it re-starts at approximately the same place as you left it, rather than having to start from the beginning again.

  dth 12:36 12 Oct 2005

thats sounds like a big step forward wee eddie

  smokingbeagle 12:48 12 Oct 2005

Newuser2533

The updates were 7.8Mb. Don't recall seeing any CDs from mags with updates.

  iscanut 15:49 12 Oct 2005

You will never see any Microsoft updates etc on magazine disks.

  ulrich 20:39 12 Oct 2005

When I went on it I think it said 3hrs plus, luckily I do have bb so only about 10mins.

  Stuartli 23:34 12 Oct 2005

You may find it easier and quicker to download the monthly updates from the Security Bulletin page on an individual basis:

click here

Install each one, choose to reboot later and when you have downloaded and installed them all, reboot your system.

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