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Old 29. Jan 2013, 03:31 AM   #26 (permalink)
MidnightCowboy
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I appreciate I'm somewhat "strange" but have always preferred to re-install from scratch instead of using a previously prepared image. All my data is stored externally and I don't have a zillion programs installed so this option just works for me. The W7 install process by default cycles through several boots and always needs a bunch of updates after. On my PC this is quite a quick process but the lesser powered laptop takes for ever.

I'd also add that Linux too is not immune from large updates. Depending on the distro and when you happen to arrive during its life cycle, the updates after install can run into hundreds of MB's.
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