Update windows takes hours
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:11 AM
I've been using AutoPatcher for a few weeks, and have found it very helpful. Thanks for the effort that has gone into it.
But I am finding extraordinary time going into updating a machine. Typically I will install Win7's SP1 manually, then run WSUS Offline, and then follow up with Autopatcher. However if I have, say, 66 updates to install, and it says an hour fifteen minutes is necessary, it ends up taking the better part of four hours. Granted, I'm on an Intel Atom CPU @ 1.66, but still. If I were to update online it would be far faster than this.
Typically I find that the update speed is good for each file until it reaches the 98% mark. Then it just stalls, and wastes more time there than on the other 98% of the install.
Not sure what's going on, but I would like to speed this up. I'm downloading the latest autopatcher each time, so it should be current, and I've had this problem for weeks now.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:36 AM
On top of this... AP has an issue where it eats up CPU due to a badly coded wait loop. Even on my Q6600 cpu(quad core) it eats up an entire core just waiting for a patch to finish installing so it can start another one. I shudder to think what its doing to an Atom.
Rest assured it IS on my mind, since I was just talking with WAC about that like a day ago, and the next thing I will work on.
Edited by ViroMan, 09 January 2013 - 02:37 AM.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:56 PM
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:36 PM
Is there any way to turn off update verification upon installation?
Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:00 PM
If you think the verification takes to long there are two options.
1) Delete RTI's before running install. (this will cause Autopatcher to think that all files are unofficial but, it will start much faster and have no other effects then saying its unofficial)
2) Start Autopatcher with the /fast command. <-- I put that in there for WAC since he has huge AIO disks. I forgot to mention that it had that ability. The fast command will SKIP MD5 checks but, will still do a size check(which is practically nothing time wise).
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