(cross-post added to WU)
"t-4-2" <dhuang1@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eRqIAfu3JHA.5048@xxxxxx
> Vista Home Premium 32 bit, SP 1, WLM 14v
> Windows Update offers Service Pack 2 ( KB948465 ), size 337.9 - 343.9 MB.
I suspect that is the size of a full download.
E.g. for a manual install offline.
If you're doing it via WU/AU the download will be optimized
according to what your maintenance level is.
E.g. many modules won't be any different from the ones
that a fully patched Vista SP1 already has. Just a difference
in version. So only the differences could be downloaded by AU.
> When I installed SP 1, the size was about 25 MB. It took about 1 hour and 20 min.
> Is this SP 2 going to tie down my computer for 14 hours or more ?
It's more likely to take time because others will be doing the same thing. ; )
> Is SP 2 absolutely necessary ?
Assuming you already have the security patches it
incorporates, not right away IMO.
BTW WLMD is really not the best NG for discussing this.
WU would have been more appropriate.
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