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#1 taly

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:41 PM

Should I download this?

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#2 RedDawn

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:11 PM

Up to you, I'm gonna wait for it to be offered through Automatic Updates (will be a much smaller download than the standalone that's now availible).

Very useful info in the links below:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archive/2009...-available.aspx
http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archive/2009...ge-already.aspx

:huh:

Edit: Added text.

Edited by RedDawn, 26 May 2009 - 09:13 PM.


#3 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:52 PM

Hi All,
Windows Update is already offering me SP2, but it says that the download size is 337.9 to 343.9 MB :huh:
It seems to be the same size as the standalone version. Shouldn't the one through WU be a lot smaller?

I think SP1 was about 75MB through Windows Update.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:57 PM

It's been offered to me through automatic updates; I'm downloading it right now. However, update said that it's 567.3 MB total..O_O Oh well..at least it's almost done.
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:14 PM

Hi All,
Windows Update is already offering me SP2, but it says that the download size is 337.9 to 343.9 MB :huh:
It seems to be the same size as the standalone version. Shouldn't the one through WU be a lot smaller?

I think SP1 was about 75MB through Windows Update.

Just got the same size through WU, seems quite large, gonna wait for more info before I install.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:31 PM

It's been offered to me through automatic updates; I'm downloading it right now. However, update said that it's 567.3 MB total..O_O Oh well..at least it's almost done.

Guessing you're Vista 64bit?

SP2 for 64bit is roughly around that size.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:07 AM

Hello Forum,
I have Vista sp2 sitting on my windows update and it is 563.3mb (I'm Vista sp1 64. ) I'm waiting a few days to install it. Guess I will see how it goes by reading the forums
. I have downloaded over 459mb but this one is the biggest. Wish me luck!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:13 AM

Guessing you're Vista 64bit?
SP2 for 64bit is roughly around that size.

Yes, I am 64bit. I guess that explains why it was so huge. :huh: Anyway, it installed fine and everything seems to be a bit faster as well. :huh:
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:17 AM

Hello kibou,

I read your post about installing OK. Guess I will go for it.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:21 AM

Showed up in my autoupdate on my desktop, but not my laptop, which I thought was a little weird.

I notice no difference with it.

#11 taly

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:42 PM

I assume updates which were previously downloaded are included in the Service Pack. What happens to those---are they uninstalled, overwritten, or do they take up additional space?

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:06 PM

Hello,

I just got sp2 installed. I had 209gb before the install and I'm now at 246gb. Takes 50 min on roadrunner. Huge! Don't know if they are overwritten or not. I see no speed increase but it's more stable.

Edited by jch22, 27 May 2009 - 02:09 PM.


#13 Doug E Fresh

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:47 PM

I assume updates which were previously downloaded are included in the Service Pack. What happens to those---are they uninstalled, overwritten, or do they take up additional space?


That's a good question, actually. I'm looking into it right now because I'm curious myself. I thought I had read something about it yesterday, but I can't seem to find it again.

Edited by Doug E Fresh, 27 May 2009 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:05 PM

Overall speed has increased maybe 50%. Worth the download.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:23 PM

Really? CPU or Memory? Or both?

Mine sure hasn't improved -- or changed at all for that matter. I monitor my CPU and Memory usage constantly, and I'm quite certain mine's the same. : /




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