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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinmchapman View Post
    … Linux … needs the entire OS to be updated when updating an application
    Doesn't an updated Linux application with new dependencies need only the relevant libraries to be updated?
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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Doesn't an updated Linux application with new dependencies need only the relevant libraries to be updated?
    It does, but it doesn't take long to get messy, so it is not a long-term solution.

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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    Windows is probably creating a restore point too. But in general I notice that small updates take ages to download. Then takes ages to install. This os win 7 too.

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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Windows is probably creating a restore point…
    Sometimes it does, sometimes not; I do not know the reason why.
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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    Microsoft's servers are definitely part of it. I work for a county government and when we run updates on a new or imaged Windows 7 install, the download takes much longer than you would expect for say 60MB of updates.

    Whereas, I get 3 or 4MB/s when I do Ubuntu updates.

    Good question OP. I've wondered about this myself.
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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    Quote Originally Posted by drawkcab View Post
    I hate that windows doesn't warn you that it will take 20 or so minutes to process the updates before it shuts down. Sometimes, when I need to leave the coffee shop for example, I'm stuck with a computer that I can't power down.
    • get to your next class
    • auto shutdown due to low battery

    i think with XP MS is just trolling its users
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    Re: Why are Windows updates so slow?

    That's why I disabled the automatic updates when I was using Windows.
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