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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2005, 12:21:59 AM »
It took very close to an hour for me to install the 8 security updates by dial-up a real pain and something I have to plan as I have a 1 hour cut off, but can reconnect immediately.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2005, 05:18:25 PM »
AutoPatcher_XP_Oct2005_Full.exe can also now be downloaded from   :)
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2005, 07:00:53 PM »
It took very close to an hour for me to install the 8 security updates by dial-up a real pain and something I have to plan as I have a 1 hour cut off, but can reconnect immediately.
AutoPatcher_XP_Oct2005_Full.exe can also now be downloaded from   :)
1. Myself and others (locally in Melbourne) , with legit windows XP are having problems with these updates using the auto-Update feature in XP. It initiates , then cuts out ???
Is this a Bandwith problem from the amount of people around the world  overloading download servers. I have no idea how Microsoft distributes its updates ?
2. DavidR I know how you feel .I'm also on dialup, downloading large items is  a tedious affair...  :P
3.bob3160,
I've only just discovered and downloaded AutoPatcher_XP_SEPT2005_lite.exe  :P ;D
It took around 3 days as a Torrent file using  BitTornado. ( Only way I could do it on DialUp .)
It's fantastic program , when doing a install of Win XP . you must download SP2 firstly , then apply the AutoPatcher updates.
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=SF&s=&f=89
What process would you advise someone  to download it (October version) from your site? StarDownloader free ?
Reason I ask is that you need to be able to pause and resume if downloading such a large file on a dialup connection.



 

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2005, 08:02:47 PM »
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What process would you advise someone  to download it (October version) from your site? StarDownloader free ?
My suggestion is find a friend with broadband and see if they will download it and burn it on to a CD ;D

If it took 3 days with torrent (what size was it?) I would have thought it would be similar or possibly longer with a download manager. I use star downloader and that is limit in the number of download streams I believe. This may not be the case with torrents? I often find that the firefox downloader is just as quick if not quicker at times. But dial-up sucks for this type of download no matter what method you use you can't improve much beyond your connection speed limitations.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2005, 09:09:43 PM »
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"...If it took 3 days with torrent (what size was it?) I would have thought it would be similar or possibly longer with a download manager..."
By 3 days , I let it download for about 3 hours each day. The Torrent was best option as with the way they had the file mirrored, if the connection dropped out that was it, you couldn't "resume' the download . It was hosted @ Megaupload also, which I had 80% downloaded and couldn't Resume,  :o ahhhh!!! .The Torrent worked with downloading off "Peers", others who had already downloaded or partially, and it searched out other sources, plus you can stop it, and resume the next day.
The 'Lite version of AutoPatcher_XP_SEPT2005_lite.exe is 100MB , so approx 9 hours on dialup. Full version is about 180MB. Now I have every critical and optional XP Sp2 updates burnt to disk, ( Yummy  ;D ) except these latest ones.
What is concerning me is that these latest updates aren't coming through from Microsoft.  ???
Soon I suppose.

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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2005, 10:27:55 PM »
I average about 1MB per 3.5 - 4 minutes and at that rate it would be 100MB would be 5.8 to 6.6 still a very long time.

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What is concerning me is that these latest updates aren't coming through from Microsoft.
Soon I suppose.
Not sure what you mean by this as the patches that are contained in the auto patcher must have originated on the windows security updates, KBs , etc. They should be available either through auto update or the MS downloads but you need to know which are required.

The problem is more likely to be the new v6.windowsupdate and or the Windows Genuine Advantage check either screwing up or detecting a pirated copy of windows.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2005, 04:05:06 AM »
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StarDownloader or another download manager is highly recommended.
On my server I allow 4 simultanious connections per user. Outside of an occasional reboot,
the server is usually up 24/7. Max download speed from my server is usually between 35 - 40 Kbs. which
is fast enough for most things and much faster than dial-up.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2005, 12:27:14 PM »
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Not sure what you mean by this as the patches that are contained in the auto patcher must have originated on the
windows security updates, KBs , etc. They should be available either through auto update or the MS downloads but you need to know which are required.
All I mean is that : AutoPatcher_XP_SEPT2005_lite.exe , obviously doesn't have the October MS updates.They are the only required updates I need.
I'm puzzled at what is interfering with the Win XP autoUpdate feature as these latest updates aren't downloading, for myself, other friends, andfamily. I'll just update from Windows Update manually, as the AutoUpdate aint working.
As you say:
"The problem is more likely to be the new v6.windowsupdate and or the Windows Genuine Advantage check either screwing up or detecting a pirated copy of windows."
Abraxas
StarDownloader or another download manager is highly recommended.
On my server I allow 4 simultanious connections per user. Outside of an occasional reboot,
the server is usually up 24/7. Max download speed from my server is usually between 35 - 40 Kbs. which
is fast enough for most things and much faster than dial-up.
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Re: Windows Update Problem
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2005, 03:23:23 PM »
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I'm puzzled at what is interfering with the Win XP autoUpdate feature as these latest updates aren't downloading, for myself, other friends, andfamily. I'll just update from Windows Update manually, as the AutoUpdate aint working.

I decided to hang out and test  AutoUpdate, just to see if the thing actually worked.  ??? Finally...