How much updates is ready for download at WindowsUpdate? 60MB? 100MB? more?

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  1. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL MDL Novice

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    Hey Pros!

    Going to install W7 next week and have a question before :

    How much updates is ready for download at WindowsUpdate? 60MB? 100MB? more?

    Ultimate

    Thanks.
     
  2. Zeratul

    Zeratul MDL Junior Member

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    depends on your install
     
  3. Ev1lM0nk3y

    Ev1lM0nk3y MDL Senior Member

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    #3 Ev1lM0nk3y, Nov 3, 2009
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    So far i have downloaded 368 MB (ish) in updates + another 197 MB including office 2007
     
  4. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL MDL Novice

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    #4 HamidFULL, Nov 3, 2009
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    Ultimate x64
    WOW 368MB yet just for OS? :eek:
     
  5. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    one of the last ones was about 200megs as i recall. that's for the os...
     
  6. hapbt

    hapbt MDL Novice

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    instead of guessing

    can anyone tell us for sure, do we only need these 10 new updates?
    are we failing some genuine test on the windows update server and being only offered critical/security updates and not recommended?
    did these 10 updates roll up the old ones and supercede them?
    what the heck are the other 40+ update?
     
  7. ciscokid

    ciscokid MDL Member

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    I use Win7 Ultimate x64 and I've probably installed close to 400mb in updates so far.
     
  8. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    maybe that big update is just office 2007 SP2?
     
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  9. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Actually i think u're right bro. Check it out :

    updates.jpg


    Got only the confirmed (=all officially released) updates for win, the rest is office
     
  10. Claysoft65

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    #13 Claysoft65, Nov 4, 2009
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    Up to today, i have 42 MB for x86 updates, and 56 MB for x64.
    They're the .MSU and .EXE files, both for Critical and the unnecessary update (without virus definitions).

    The only one that i didn't d/l was the 200MB file you were talking about, maybe...
    But it is the "Remote Server Administration Toolkit" and i don't think it could be classified as "part of the O.S.".

    Windows Updates Downloader Project
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/10872

    If you jump in the last two pages of the topic you'll find a couple of the last updates released in the last few days... the XML code is ready to copy/paste in the ULZ.UL file to have it updated up to today.
     
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  12. Claysoft65

    Claysoft65 MDL Member

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    Misaki.. if you (or everyone else...) wanna install every single leaked Beta and outdated patch, it's your problem...

    We all know that some of those patches will be released on WinUpdate (but only SOME of them) and i do not think that M$ won't release a patch in WU if it's useful for something.
    And the problem is just to wait 6 or 7 days more to have them, but at least people can be sure that they're officially released.

    And... the question in this topic's title was pretty clear... if someone is asking about WinUpdate, he wanna knows about it, and not about "how many patches could i find since RC1 went out" ... :D

    Don't you think ?
     
  13. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much men ;)
     
  14. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    As stated it depends on what all you have installed on that machine.
     
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    tomorrow MDL Addicted

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    #18 tomorrow, Nov 5, 2009
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  16. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Cumulative and superseded updates

    A lot of updates are cumulative, meaning they are large because the contain what's being updated now plus what was updated in the previous one which you don't need because this one supersedes it.

    For example, if you install a new system and run windows update, you won't end up with every version of Windows Defender definitions or the Malicious Software Removal Tool back to the beginning of time, just the newest one. Same goes for "Cumulative update for Windows Internet Explorer" - you'll only get one of those, till they release a newer one.
     
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  17. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Rant on RSAT, since it was mentioned above

    For what it's worth, RSAT should have been included in the base install of Windows 7, since
    1. it IS included in the base install of Server 2008 R2 and
    2. Client and Server are built off the same code source, meaning that there was a conscious decision to exclude it from the client OS, thus requiring an update to put it back.
     
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