Why is it my Windows Update download Really fast (Solved)

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  1. kor0ro.k3yz

    kor0ro.k3yz MDL Novice

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    #1 kor0ro.k3yz, Aug 24, 2013
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    this questions has been bugging me since vista. i download a 100+MB file for 1 hour 70kpbs MAx! but with windows update it can download a 600MB+ withing 2 hours or early :eek:

    already search the forum. havent found the answer too
     
  2. M0rriss0n

    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    What is the upload speed from the server you are downloading from?
    Windows update servers has great upload speed!
     
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  3. kor0ro.k3yz

    kor0ro.k3yz MDL Novice

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    sorry for the late reply, honestly IDK :druff: any tool i can use?

    "currently cooking"
     
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    fardeen MDL Member

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    thats because the updates are hosted in a region near u hence the local speel, i always get 254kb/s when i download from microsoft and apple and stuff but my normal downloads are 128kb/s.

    many servers are hosted by akamai, hence much faster. ur ISP provides for this
     
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    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    #6 M0rriss0n, Aug 24, 2013
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    It wasn't really a question, it was rhetorical.
    Your download always depends on the upload from a server, if that server has a small upload speed and 20 people download you can imagine your download speed is slow.
     
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  7. kor0ro.k3yz

    kor0ro.k3yz MDL Novice

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    #7 kor0ro.k3yz, Aug 24, 2013
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    that explains it :spoton: Thanks guys, its great to ask here, people rep without saying your stupid :druff: then it goes to how weak is you PC :wheelchair:



    installing utorrent and :mad: it installed bloatwares "watching family guy" :worthy:
     
  8. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    you must not except additional offers :spoton:
     
  9. sml156

    sml156 MDL Member

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    Some internet providers store popular web pages and programs on their server so that when you download it you are getting it from them and not the link you clicked on . It saves them money on bandwidth and the plus side is you get it faster
     
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  10. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    The answer is an easy one. Just because Windows Updates states that you have 600mb in updates (for example) doesn't mean you'll download all 600mb of them. It is going to download the files necessary to your computer and operating systems needs.
     
  11. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yup, a lot of ISP's will have a cache and call it "Turbo" or the like. Only problem with this sometimes, is that an older version of a file might be in the cache and isn't caught during DL, rare but happens.
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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