Wednesday, January 09, 2013 11:56 AM
I am limited to 1GB a month by my service provider. He claims that the re-issue of the update KB2753842 was 320MB, that he claimed can be downloaded in 9 minutes and 5 seconds.
Obviously , where my daily average can be only about 30 MB a day this is enough to attend to emails.
Can anyone tell me how I can find out what update is what size and how I can control any donwload of large updates?
It must be understood that other then using Microsoft doc uments and JPEG/BMP picvture files I do not use the computer for anything else, other then obviously dealing with emails. As such I wionder if I need any updates at all?
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:06 PM
You can see them by clicking on the Updates they will be displayed... Important, Optional etc.
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\Select updates to install
It will open a windows with name and size of the updates.
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- Proposed As Answer by Ritwik DasMicrosoft Employee Wednesday, January 09, 2013 1:37 PM
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:35 PM
The actual size of the update is shown here....
it should take no more than a few seconds to download.
- Marked As Answer by Schorel-Hlavka Wednesday, January 09, 2013 2:25 PM
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 2:46 PM
I appreciated the comments from both, but your answer was for me more helpful to me, as I downloaded it from the website as evidence to the real size. I have placed the matter before the Telecommunication Industry Ombudsman because the ISP claims the file size was 320MB, and they charged for this downloading as such. I caught them out with print screen, to have it shown the counter in 9 minutes and 5 seconds claiming I was downloading 250MB even so I was all along in an email without doing anything. The ISP having been provided with my complaint is claiming that it is Microsoft who is the blame for the automatic update of such huge 320MB file on 21 December. I may however also state that according to my computer the update was done (AND INSTALLED at 11.38) on 21 December 2012 where as the rapid charges were from 11.46am to 11.53 am for another 250MB. Like eating the cake and then 15 minutes later go to the supermarket to buy the cake you already have eaten! My concern is that if they are overcharing me 100 fold then what actually was used then are they doing this then to everyone else? And it is the ISP technical deparnment that is claiming to have investigated this matter, and claiming that the 21 December 2012 automatic update was 320 MB ( I got that in an email from them! My computer shows the only download that day was KB2753842. I did set this out in my reply to you so others may also keep an eye on their ISP charges. I do this by having the ISP counter next to my Internet Explorer, so I can keep an eye to the counting and made various printscreen pictures as evidence. The ISP offered to reduce the 320MB from my account but I am not falling for this, as I view this is an elaborate fraudulent conduct and want to exposed it for what it is. if I had not detected this they could charge me again for alleged overuse, as they did previously by $180.00 and this did upset my 80year old wife, who learned less then 2 years ago how to use a computer and is now scared that if she only switch on the computer she could run up a huge bill, because the ISP claims Microsoft updates can cause this. Anyhow thanks again!
G H Schorel