Why does it take so much time to install .NET updates?
The other day, I updated my home computer using Windows Update service. I decided to install multiple .NET security patches and the size of the update was around 180MB. This was after I excluded installing .NET 4 updates.
How much time did it take for the installation??? 1 hour 15 minutes. The download was done pretty quickly. Bu then the installation beast got into its act and took a long time for completion.
Irrespective of the anti-virus software being active, I have observed that installing .NET updates takes an enormous amount of time. Each time I run Windows Update, I shudder when I see .NET updates and defer them as much as possible.