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Haste
Thursday 28th October, 2010 10:04 Comments: 0
I was building a Windows 7 host in a hurry yesterday. In order to install all of the missing drivers and security updates, I selected all of the updates (including optional ones) that were available through Windows Update (technically Microsoft Update). A little while later, as I was leaving the office, I was surprised to notice that it had almost 2GB of downloads to install (on the plus side, it had nearly finished downloading them). That's okay, I'll let it do its thing overnight. Except I hadn't changed the default power saving settings, so it had gone into standby shortly after I left (I figured that out when I'd remotely logged into a server at work and couldn't get the IP to respond to ARP). Less haste, more speed. I really shouldn't have accidentally selected all of the language updates.
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