Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft…With every new version of Windows, you have made your updates take longer and longer to install.
Using my current machine as an example which is a AMD A8-5600K w/8GB RAM, here are my results for average install times for 100 updates:
Windows XP – Less than 30min.
Windows 7 – 30 – 40 Minutes
Windows 8 – 3 Hours (no that is not a typo)
My current Linux Mint 17 that I just reinstalled yesterday after doing the above Windows 8 test only took around 30 minutes to download and install 500 updates. What are the Microsoft programmers doing to make updates take so damn long to install?
I have been repairing computers for 10 years now so I have seen the install times for updates take longer and longer with each new Windows release. Now I know Windows and Linux are not the same but come on Microsoft, surely you people can clean up your code enough to allow for a much quicker update installation.
Hopefully the next version of Windows will not only come with the START button back in place but also be programmed properly so people don’t have to wait hours for updates to install before being able to use their system.