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Stampede for patches disrupts Microsoft update site

The crush of millions of Windows users trying to patch their computers overwhelmed Microsoft’s update service for several hours after new security fixes were made available, the software giant acknowledged on Wednesday. Immediately after Tuesday’s release of four patches that fixed a score of flaws in the company’s operating system, traffic to Microsoft’s Windows Update site spiked higher than seen during any previous update, reaching a sustained download rate of more then 50GB per second. Past patches have resulted in 2 million people visiting Microsoft’s Windows Update site every hour to download fixes. This time, between 3 million and 4 million users came to the site. As a result, many customers found that the scan didn’t work properly and they were not able to download the latest patches. Full Story

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