I'm installing .NET 3.5 SP1 using the file 'dotnetfx351.exe' with a file size of 237054 KB. This is the full installed that does not need to access the net as I can install this on a machine that has not network plugged in.
My question is, why is this so very slow when I install it on a Panasonic CF-19 'Toughbook'. This machine has no network connected, and when I run the installer it says that it needs to download 297MB. It then proceeds to the download screen and downloads 10MB, then timeouts 5 times, and downloads another 10MB, and so on until it has downloaded the whole thing. This takes over an hour, and obviously, doesn't actually download anything.
On other machines, also not networked, this 'downloading' takes about 10 seconds, and it normally only says that it needs to download 10MB.
I presume it has something to do with how the machine is configured. But I have no idea where to start looking.
There are two things I find confusing: 1/ Why does it say it needs to download 297MB, when on other machines it says 10MB? 2/ Why does it take so long, and need to timeout, when all the files are on the install media?
What I want, is a fast install on this machine.
Some more information which probably doesn't help. The machine comes with a UK keyboard but is configured to be 'English (US)'. This makes me think it's a language setting issue, but really I think it's a red herring.