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Improving the updater

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I'm running the free SAS and i find it a real pain to update the program. The reason is this: The program is taking a long time to update and it's using alot of CPU/memory when doing so. These are the steps the program takes:

Step 1: ''Searching for updates'' - No special CPU usage here, or memory for that matter

Step 2: ''Downloading the update'' - nothing special here either

Step 3: ''Searching for updates'' . I don't know why the program have to search for updates after downloading it allready, but here's where the problems starts. It hangs for a while, and CPU spikes to 100% and memory up to 120MB(!).

Overall time to update is ~2 mins.

PC specs (running SAS on 2 computers, same behaviour on both):

2 ghz CPU, 2 GB ram, win XP SP3

Should be plenty enough to run a program like this. Any feedback? Thanks.

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I believe the high CPU is when SAS is installing the Core updates. The second time SAS looks for updates is for Trace definitions.

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part of the issue could be your computer specs as well, I had noticed that lower ram seems to make SAS Use up more resource then needed, as higher spec pcs, just fly though the update problem with very little cpu usage and mem usage.

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