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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 10:18:42 AM

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Hi,

I've just had to reinstall XP & change my HDD. I'm on broadband but
when I download stuff from Windows Updates it downloads at dial-up
rates. Are therre any settings I can change?

Thanks in advance,

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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 5:55:44 PM

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I have the same problem this past week. Wuzzup?
I clicked on the taskbar and downloaded from there and the speed picked up.
Something appears to be wrong with the server at the Windows Update Website (I
got a 2X dial-up rate, or about 12.4kb/sec; which makes no sense...the website
must not be sensing the modem speed correctly), so using the taskbar to update
could work instead at a more appropriate speed. Optional updates are not covered
using this work-around though.

I'm no M$ expert...still waiting for an explanation.

"John Latter" <jorolat@msn.com> wrote in message
news:t5qpb1tqf4hcljjklc1grscm0i08s2253p@4ax.com...
> Hi,
>
> I've just had to reinstall XP & change my HDD. I'm on broadband but
> when I download stuff from Windows Updates it downloads at dial-up
> rates. Are therre any settings I can change?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
Anonymous
June 26, 2005 8:47:51 PM

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On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 13:55:44 GMT, "Cymbal Man Freq." <Don't
Bother@ForgedPostsAnonymous.unorg> wrote:

>I have the same problem this past week. Wuzzup?
>I clicked on the taskbar and downloaded from there and the speed picked up.
>Something appears to be wrong with the server at the Windows Update Website (I
>got a 2X dial-up rate, or about 12.4kb/sec; which makes no sense...the website
>must not be sensing the modem speed correctly), so using the taskbar to update
>could work instead at a more appropriate speed. Optional updates are not covered
>using this work-around though.
>
>I'm no M$ expert...still waiting for an explanation.
>
>"John Latter" <jorolat@msn.com> wrote in message
>news:t5qpb1tqf4hcljjklc1grscm0i08s2253p@4ax.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've just had to reinstall XP & change my HDD. I'm on broadband but
>> when I download stuff from Windows Updates it downloads at dial-up
>> rates. Are therre any settings I can change?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>

I downloaded a 12MB hardware update a couple hours ago & the speed
picked up as time went on - others have suggested that its simply cos
lotsa people are d/loading at once.
!