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[center][size=5][b]Patch My PC [/b][/size][/center]

[center][url="http://www.patchmypc.net/"]http://www.patchmypc.net/[/url][/center]

[center][url="http://www.patchmypc.net/PatchMyPC.exe"]http://www.patchmypc.net/PatchMyPC.exe[/url][/center]


[center][size=5][b]How Patch My PC Works.[/b][/size][/center]


[center][size=5][b]Patch My PC Vs File Hippo[/b][/size][/center]

I was recently browsing the software section of Neowin and saw a free app called "Patch my PC". For the longest time I have been using a program called "Secunia". It was an OK program but once it found out of date applications went to automatically update them, the process seemed to take MUCH longer than it should. Would always say "Waiting for update to finish" for a few minutes even on something as simple as a flash update.

So I gave Patch My PC a try. As someone who has a lot of out of date machines come into my office, this one seems pretty nice. It's a self contained EXE which requires no install so it can be put on and run from a USB stick. It seems to find the updates fast. Once you click install, it downloads and automatically installs silently all the updates for all the applications that need updating. As far as a customers machine on your work bench, you click install and walk always, and it installs of the important software updates for you.

So download it and throw it into a VM and see what you think.

[quote][b]The /auto switch[/b] - This switch will allow the current logged user to see the Patch My PC GUI. The update process will started automatically. If browsers are open Patch My PC will notify user in the log textbox browsers need to be closed before updates can continue.

[b]The /s switch[/b] - This switch will run Patch My PC in hidden in the background. If browsers are open it will recheck every ten seconds until browsers are closed then continue with the install.

[b]The /update switch[/b] - This switch will run Windows updates automatically after third party updates. This can be used with the /auto or /s switch.

[b]The /applyallcommon switch[/b] - This switch will install all the programs in the common list that aren't installed unless the program is marked as skipped.

Examples:

PatchMyPC.exe /s (Will run any needed common updates automatically with no graphical interface).
PatchMyPC.exe /auto (Will run any needed common updates automatically with a graphical interface).
PatchMyPC.exe /update (Will automatically run windows updates with graphical interface).
PatchMyPC.exe /s /update (Will run any needed common updates and then run Windows updates automatically with no graphical interface).
PatchMyPC.exe /auto /update(Will run any needed common updates and then run Windows updates automatically with a graphical interface).[/quote]

[size=6][b]*Update 12/2/2012*[/b][/size]

One other nice thing about patchmypc that i've started using is it makes it really to install a handful of common applications after a clean install.

Open it and right click on all the applications you wish to install and select "Install / reinstall". The item will then turn red. Do that for every item you wish to install and then click the "Preform X number of updates" button. Then in 1 click all of the applications you selected will be downloaded and installed
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Download : install Speed test,

Patchmypc vs Secunia PSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D11Yuo5RZc

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I use it a lot, heck of a time saver! (Y)

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Awesome program, been using since I saw it first published on Neowin. Great for setup of new pcs, and updating current apps with a single click. My only issue is occasionally the updates will fail; usually with java. I just have to uninstall the app and reinstall with patchmypc. Seems to happen if the original install wasn't done with PatchMyPC and the version is of significant difference. I also find the standalone updates to programs, if ran manually, take longer than patchmypc does. This is becuase of the silent installs.

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Patchy... at best!

[img]http://i.imgur.com/QGYcziF.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='Kenny Kanashimi Chu' timestamp='1355059224' post='595378964']
Nah no point.

Most of the program will notify u with the latest update anyway. I like to check for them sometimes too also drivers and crap can be updated in Windows update!
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Windows update only has WHQL drivers tested by Microsoft, they aren't even the latest version of the drivers.

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[quote name='Marshall' timestamp='1335927287' post='594838897']
Since when does Windows Update download updates for programs like firefox, adobe flash and skype?
[/quote]Both Firefox and Flash have their own automatic update, so why you should need another one. And for Skype: if I'm not wrong, since fall 2012.

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[quote name='Studio384' timestamp='1367521049' post='595669496']
Both Firefox and Flash have their own automatic update, so why you should need another one. And for Skype: if I'm not wrong, since fall 2012.
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I think the major advantage is after reformatting someones computer. Select what you want installed/updated, and walk away.

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Nice. I liked the idea but thought, ugh another piece of software to install and slow down my PC. Thought I would give it a chance anyway. Well, what do you know. A standalone small .exe and no installation!

As others have said great tool for fixing your family's slow malware ridden laptops ;)

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[quote name='Marshall' timestamp='1367522034' post='595669532']
I think the major advantage is after reformatting someones computer. Select what you want installed/updated, and walk away.
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Also for updating the average users PC. This is what the average persons computer looks like, or at least the type of PC I see "Almost" everyday!

Works great for remote assistance and computers in my office.. I click update and it updates every single one of those applications automatically.

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Wow, Judging from the Def date in the screen shot i've been using this for quite a while!

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This program as a computer repair tech is fracking invaluable.

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A little reminder about this sweet little app. It's so fracking handy!

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A new version was just released

 

https://patchmypc.net/download

 

You can now use it in combination with a settings file which allows prechecking of certain applications that you use always check. Like during remote assistance, I always check ccleaner and malwarebytes.

 

Here is sample of the file https://patchmypc.net/freeupdater/DefaultApps.settings

 

https://patchmypc.net/freeupdater/DefaultApps.settings.zip

 

wow, with all of the people in this thread ATM (over 83) how many people are trying this app out for the 1st time right now?

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A new version was just released

 

https://patchmypc.net/download

 

You can now use it in combination with a settings file which allows prechecking of certain applications that you use always check. Like during remote assistance, I always check ccleaner and malwarebytes.

 

Here is sample of the file https://patchmypc.net/freeupdater/DefaultApps.settings

 

https://patchmypc.net/freeupdater/DefaultApps.settings.zip

 

wow, with all of the people in this thread ATM (over 83) how many people are trying this app out for the 1st time right now?

 

I tried it a couple years ago and have used it since. It's really handy.

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Complete pile of w**k. Avast does it...and better.

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Complete pile of w**k. Avast does it...and better.

 

Can you run Avast from a standalone exe without installing it? :laugh:

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