This is real countryside (only 60 km or about 40 mi. from Munich).
An update: The Pavilion is now running fast. Little boy is enjoying building new Minecraft worlds ;).
Yes, it's the downloading time that I'm worried about: Airport Express with 5 GHz here:
Laptop only reaches 17 Mbps (doesn't have 5 GHz).
I think that it's the MS Update Server that is slow, or that many users in Tilburg are trying to connect this server. Normally not a problem, except when you start updating a laptop that has been lying on the shelf for a couple of months.
OK, I'm back. In my shoffice way out in the countryside (on a terrible internet connection), installing the 28 updates (totalling 240MB) took exactly 9:25 minutes, from starting the updates, through a restart, and back to my desktop. This is on Win7 64-bit on a very fast laptop. The thing is though, most of the time was actually spent waiting for the updates to download. At home on my fibre connection, that part would have taken no more than 1/2 a minute or so.
By the way, most of the updates were Office 2010 security patches. I recently downgraded from the latest versions of Office back down to Office 2010 because (1) 2010 works better with Dragon, and (2) for some reason it starts much faster than the new versions (while offering me all the functionality that I need).
Yeah, but with a decent internet connection and computer, 32 updates should only take a few minutes. I often have lots of small updates here on Win7, but it never takes more than a few minutes. Maybe something is not right with the laptop.
Speak of the devil, there are a few now:
Will time it (although I am currently in the countryside, and on a TERRIBLE internet connection).
Windows 8.1. Holiday season here, perhaps that's extra stress for the MS update server?
Brand-new HP Pavillion i5, with SSHD. Good internet connection So I'm totally puzzled