How to update Samsung Galaxy S2 firmware with Odin instead of Kies

After trying to update my Samsung Galaxy S2 with Kies, I quickly gave up after two attempts, on both x32 and x64 Win7, and settled with Odin instead. Why Kies sucks First of all, The Kies installation process is not very elegant; Its a 50+ MB package with alot of stuff you don’t want or need, such as an integrated music player. Drivers not getting installed properly About one hundred DLLs (no exaggeration!) not getting registered, each giving me

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