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        areader
        AskWoody Plus

        I moved and there’s no high speed internet except cable, which I do not want. I could use my cell phone as a hot spot, but that’s capped for high speed at 15G/month, and then it slows way, way down.

        The last update I did, on 1 of my 3 Win10 computers, took 3 tries and finally completed after more than 36 hours at the slow speed.

        Going somewhere and using an open connection is out of the question. My indep. computer shop would treat this like reinstalling Windows on the 3 computers, and charges about $100 each, which is impossible on my fixed income.

        Suggestions, please.

      • #2296609 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Find a friend in your area that is not averse to cable and ask them to borrow their bandwidth once a month.

        If the three computers are on the same version, save some bandwidth by downloading the updates from the catalog to an external HDD, then copying them to each computer and installing them manually. That’s one-third the download you would do through WU.

        • #2296709 Reply
          areader
          AskWoody Plus

          I will check with a friend who has high-speed internet. That hadn’t occurred to me. However, it doesn’t work for the desktop.

          My computers are from 3 different companies and all were bought used from the same local independent computer shop. I’ve owned the the generic desktop about 3 years, the HP Probook laptop about 2 years, and the ThinkPad II tablet about 2 years. I really doubt they were built the same year as my previous computers died at different times over a 2-3 year period.

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            PKCano
            Da Boss

            If the three computers are on the same version, save some bandwidth by downloading the updates from the catalog to an external HDD, then copying them to each computer and installing them manually. That’s one-third the download you would do through WU.

            It has nothing to do with the manufacturer of the computer.
            It works for the desktops if you download the Windows updates from the MS Catalog to a USB external HDD than copy them to the desktops. It only has to do with the version of Windows you are running.

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