Windows Updates slow download speed

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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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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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,
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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.
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