I agree! These updates and downloads are just too big and slow for me as well. The AI ones are taking 3 to 4 hours each and I pray the server doesn’t time out and crash the download requiring me to start over.
My download speed is only 1 MBPS due to me being too far from the “switch” so it’s slow overall. I used a cellphone as a Hot Spot to download into Windows 10 which works better, but I go a text message from T-Mobile as I was at 80% of their allowed data using “Hot Spot” for downloads and would be throttled down to 128 KBPS which is even slower. (Think AOL dial-up 56 KBPS modems.), It would cost me a small fortune to expand my Hot Spot cellphone plan to cover the Topaz AI updates.
They really do need to download the important stuff with the installer and not the entire program as it appears to be doing now. Not everyone is in an area with 100 MBPS speeds due to rural locations or too far from the “switch” (or line amplifier?). Some of this may be due to all the kids doing virtual schooling and tying up the wiring/cable lines as Zoom did crash out bad, but the AI downloads are still too big and take a long time regardless.
I’ll come back in 2 hours and 20 minutes and see if it finished Sharpen AI, or start all over if the server timed out. Ugh!