But if you are on Cable or DSL it really does not matter since the full download takes less than 30 minutes in both cases.
You can download it even faster using a decent bit torrent since it comes from many sources at once.
That's because having un-patched computers out there poses a danger to everyone. The URL is: - don't download these, unless you are not in the U. They show up on some of the mirrors, but are only for foreign languages.
But if your system can't be validated, you'll have to download and install the patches manually instead of getting them automatically through Windows Update. Autopatcher is a continually updated collection of free Windows update files that contain ALL of the Microsoft released patches and updates, and that NEVER REQUIRE VALIDATION !!!
Infocellar is not a proponent of pirated software !!