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    Laptop tells me there are 16 updates to download and install.

    So I thinks, okay, no big deal.

    30 minutes later it's still installing one update (VS 2008 SP1 security update).

    FFS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Laptop tells me there are 16 updates to download and install.

    So I thinks, okay, no big deal.

    30 minutes later it's still installing one update (VS 2008 SP1 security update).

    FFS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Laptop tells me there are 16 updates to download and install.

    So I thinks, okay, no big deal.

    30 minutes later it's still installing one update (VS 2008 SP1 security update).

    FFS!

    Just how unsecure was it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    Just how unsecure was it!!
    Don't know, but I do like the feature where the mouse moves itself and the homepage of the web browser is an advert for Viagra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Don't know, but I do like the feature where the mouse moves itself and the homepage of the web browser is an advert for Viagra.
    why don't your order some while you are waiting

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    Service pack 1 for VS 2008 is huge, took me longer to install that then the original VS 2008 installation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Service pack 1 for VS 2008 is huge, took me longer to install that then the original VS 2008 installation
    I remember installing VS2005 SP1 at previous client co. I twiddled my thumbs for an hour whilst waiting for it, but then started feeling too guilty about charging the client for the time and cancelled. I started it off again at the end of the day and went home. I guess it's some clever patching system to save on download size.

    My XP machine had 21 updates yesterday, including a VS2005 security update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Laptop tells me there are 16 updates to download and install.

    So I thinks, okay, no big deal.

    30 minutes later it's still installing one update (VS 2008 SP1 security update).

    FFS!

    Since I dumped my Windows machine for a Mac, I have been free of all that stuff

    Until I then had to install MS Office so that I could be sure that pimps could read what I wrote in my CV (those who can read, anyway), since then I have been back in the land of regular 25Mb "critical" updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    Service pack 1 for VS 2008 is huge, took me longer to install that then the original VS 2008 installation
    It was a security update for service pack 1 for vs 2008.

    Service packs on service packs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Since I dumped my Windows machine for a Mac, I have been free of all that stuff

    Until I then had to install MS Office so that I could be sure that pimps could read what I wrote in my CV (those who can read, anyway), since then I have been back in the land of regular 25Mb "critical" updates
    If Mac's were mainstream development and gaming boxes, I'm sure you would be!

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