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Vista SP2 - 32 bit / 64 bit

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Vista SP2 - 32 bit / 64 bit

I just received the update notification for Vista SP2 and the size astounded me - 564.3MB to 567.3MB - so I checked and found that the standalone download for the 32bit version is 348MB and for the 64 bit version 577MB
Any idea as why the enormous difference.
Will be downloading the file not using the updater but only starting late at night as it would knock a big hole in my 15GB allowance
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Superuser
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Re: Vista SP2 - 32 bit / 64 bit

I'm a morning person myself Jim. I do my large downloads at the weekend before 8. I get up about 7:15, start the download and make SWMBO a coffee.
Managed to get 2 x ~700 Mb Ubuntu downloads done on Sunday in about 35 mins! Smiley
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Re: Vista SP2 - 32 bit / 64 bit

That is twice as fast as my peak download speed  Sad
scootie
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Re: Vista SP2 - 32 bit / 64 bit

343.9mb on windows update for me Smiley
looks like its a pack to make the upgraded to W7 easy and less problematic rather than actual improvments to vista.
unless of cause adding native blue ray recording needs 340mb's worth of update Cheesy
hum been stuck on 12% download since i started typing Crazy
scootie
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Re: Vista SP2 - 32 bit / 64 bit

25 mins to download(2500kbps) and install on 32 bit. The joys of being a night owl PN customer Smiley