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Windows update slow?

Texas

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183
#1
Been going through that for several months. Stumbled on the link below, downloaded and installed the file for August and instead of waiting all day as in the past Windows Update downloaded and installed everything in about 25 minutes. Saved the web site for subsequent month's files information.

Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL
Texas

Posts
183
#3
You’re welcome. Tangled with this issue for so long and can’t believe MS would let this happen. This last (August) update had my machine running for more than 3 days without any updates. The load on the system was incredible. Turned my Update settings off in Windows Update and in Services (instructions in that link). They’ll turn back on when I click on Update after I’ve downloaded and run September’s file; when done I’ll just turn it off again. PC runs much quieter now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 DuoE4500 2.20G
    Memory
    3.00G DDR2, 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel G33/G31 Express 320
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 22" E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD501LJ ATA 500 G
    PBDS DVD+RW DH-16W1S ATA

    MAXTOR 320 G USB
    Internet Speed
    5.28 Mb/s Down, 0.64 Mb/s Up, ATT Dry Loop DSL