After reinstalling to steam when I saw the 10gb patch, it is not doing a 8.7 gb patch. I will let it finish and see if I can log in. If I can't, I will blow it away again, and hunt down any other files for STO.
So I downloaded the game from fileplanet and my friends and I installed the "SAME" download on three different machines. 1 friend had to download a 100mb patch. another friend had to download a 1GB patch. I'm forced to download a 10GB patch. WTF?? How does this make any sense.
We're all running windows 7 64bit.
What about for those who did NOT download from Steam and have the same issue? I'm still downloading the patch for the past hour and a half. I downloaded from FilePlanet.
Try opening the location of the download from the fileplanet downloader. As far as I know, it should be a zip file. Just unzip everything and run the installer a second time. It should install the hogg files to a second location.