I've installed 2 new Windows 7 computers. On the first one, after installing from CD, and ran the Windows updater. Ultimately, 202 updates were applied. However the download/update took over 5 hours! This was from my office which has a 20/20mbit upload/download fiber optic link.
The 2nd computer I took to home so I could let it run without having to hang around the office. It also took about 5 hours to update -- odd since the office download speed is at least 3x faster than home.
Today, I got a call from a colleague working at a computer repair store complaining about the same thing. I've search and found similar complaints on the Internet -- no real solution there other than running an update repair tool, which I can try.
Does anyone know if something is up with Microsoft on this? Are they deliberately throttling the download speed of updates? Is the problem rather with the computer being updated in that actual updating is inefficient?
Any insight would be appreciated.