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Repository Manager and Windows x64 bundles

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Been using Repository Manager for a while and like the tool. I am a little confused regarding the Windows x64 bundles though. If I export a Windows x64 bundle, it only contains a subset of updates contained in the x32 bundle. For example, BIOS is missing entirely. If I want to update my entire system (firmware and drivers) it seems I have to stick with the x32 bundle. What is the purpose of the x64 bundle if it only handles certain components? When would (should) I use the x64 bundle?


From a size perspective, the v474 bundle for Windows x64 is about 500MB and the x32 version of the same bundle is 1.45GB!

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  • Ok, think this answers my question. So I'll just stick to the x32 until Dell makes all DUPs available in x64.

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/p/19494291/20311509.aspx#20311509

  • OK, so I think this answers my question. I'll just stick to x32 until Dell switches all DUPs to x64. No point in a partial update.

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/p/19494291/20311509.aspx#20311509

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  • Ok, think this answers my question. So I'll just stick to the x32 until Dell makes all DUPs available in x64.

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/p/19494291/20311509.aspx#20311509

  • OK, so I think this answers my question. I'll just stick to x32 until Dell switches all DUPs to x64. No point in a partial update.

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/p/19494291/20311509.aspx#20311509

  • JMBartlett,

    The x64 file will contain specifically the 64bit driver files. The actual device updates are on the 32bit repository, as that is the base supported. The 64bit will just have the files needed to use on the 64bit OS. So just the driver updates.

    You can run the 32bit reporitory and then the 64bit and that should have everything updated.

    Let me know if this helps.

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  • When I ran the 32-bit bundle, it seems to have had x64 drivers for the network adapters, so I'm still not 100% on what the 64-bit repository is needed for. And having to run two update processes versus one is not an improvement. Hopefully Dell sorts this out.

     

    Jim