Next Wednesday I am going to help a friend set up his new computer. He is on dial-up and the critical updates will take some time to download. As I have a broadband connection can I download the updates to a flash drive and install them for him before he goes online or is it not worth doing?
I set up a Dell Laptop last week for a friend who hasn`t got broadband. SP2 will definately be pre-installed but there were 30 Critical & 9 software updates to download. If I remember rightly the critical downloads were 47 Mb which took about 30 minutes on BB. I reckon it will take a dial up connection 4-5 hours so best set it to work on cheap evening rates!
The obvious answer is to use your BB Connection if you can because you`ll also have to Upgrade Adobe Reader to version 7 (Dell still ship v6) then there`s any antispyware, CCleaner etc - all of which you could burn to disc of course.