Like millions of Microsoft customers , I like Windows 7. It seems we like it more than Microsoft does. I say this because, for months now, it has taken hours and hours and hours to install patches.

Woody Leonhard’s November 4th article “How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever” has the gory details on how Windows 7 users can get sub-calendar response time when installing bug fixes.

Woody points out that Microsoft has an improved version of Windows Update, one that takes a reasonable amount of time to run, but it is not installed by default. Of course it isn’t. Even knowing about it, seems to be restricted to those who read the Woody on Windows column in InfoWorld.

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