I usually just open the "metafile" folder in the XIV folders - and click the patch torrent which the horrible updater is on. That opens the torrent in Utorrent, which downloads the patch at a reasonable speed.
Once the torrent has finished downloading, I open the folder it downloaded to, copy it, open up the "Patches" folder in the metafile folder, delete the 10% downloaded patch that is there, and paste in the fully downloaded patch
If you do this it is nice if you upload for awhile after you finish.
Edited, Oct 11th 2011 1:58pm by Olorinus
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.