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Topic # 60841 4-May-2010 12:09
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Hey anyone else suddenly noticed a massive reduction in Windows Update performance today?

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  Reply # 326418 4-May-2010 12:28
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Windows Updates are served through Akamai, so it could be that your ISP's local cache is offline and you are pulling updates from a remote cache.

Also, make sure you are using your ISP's DNS servers, which will ensure that you also download from the closest cache.

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  Reply # 326618 4-May-2010 20:32
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maybe a lot of people are downloading sql server 2008 r2 which released today... i kno i grabbed some 12GB of iso downloads from msdn.microsoft.com :D




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  Reply # 326770 5-May-2010 10:03
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It looked like either snap's or some other cache inbetween dropped out - after a few machines had got thier updates, the same updates seemed to come down at their normal speed (a MB a sec or so). Except for office updates. I'm blaming a cache reset :P

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