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#31 Jason Stillion

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:28

Agree, It's not that bad, still prefer Filehippo's Update Checker (http://www.filehippo.../updatechecker/) over it, but won't discourage use of this one.


#32 abysal

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:33

How does this compare to "FileHippo.com Update Checker"?


Yep, that's ^ what I use to quickly find updates for common apps.

#33 Azusa

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:31

If it get's Warwagon's OK then it must be good so ill give it a go.

#34 OP +warwagon

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 19:48

How does this compare to "FileHippo.com Update Checker"?


A short video I made demonstrating the differences

I know on the filehippo website you can tell it to only show nonbeta versions, but this was just to show you what happens when it finds an updated app in general.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNCLnzIc07g



#35 htcz

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:41

Does this find, download, and install Windows Updates too?

#36 Shaun N.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:59

However much I hate to admit it, warwagon is right about this program. It's decent and does a good job.

#37 OP +warwagon

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:07

Does this find, download, and install Windows Updates too?


Ya

#38 x-scratch

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:30

Patch My PC 2.1.1.1 | Definitions - 5.8.2012 | Started At 8:19:47 AM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64

COMMON UPDATE PROCESS

Downloading CCleaner 3 MB
CCleaner downloaded successfully
Installing CCleaner
CCleaner installed successfully

OPTIONAL SOFTWARE PROGRESS

Downloading uTorrent 1 MB
uTorrent downloaded successfully
Installing uTorrent
Install Complete


PATCH MY PC UPDATE COMPLETE AT 8:19:52 AM

seems good to me since i like to be updated...

#39 djnv2010

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:45

hmmm, like to try this but i keep getting "has stopped working" error...

#40 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:47

i prefer to update things myself and only after reading the changelogs. as i have found a lot lately an update can break a lot of thing sometimes.

#41 OP +warwagon

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 19:20

How Patch My PC Works



#42 OP +warwagon

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:59

YAY! I sent a link of the video i made about Patch My PC to the developer. told him he could use it if he wants. It's now the official "how to use" video under "About" on the patch my pc website.

http://patchmypc.net/about.html

#43 SiCKX

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:49

I've been using FileHippo's Checker, but I'll give this a try. (checking only, I despise auto-installs, I need to see change logs and stuff like that before an update). Great find.

#44 OP +warwagon

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:52

I've been using FileHippo's Checker, but I'll give this a try. (checking only, I despise auto-installs, I need to see change logs and stuff like that before an update). Great find.


Well if you aren't going to use it to auto update your applications, then I would continue to use filehippo's checker. It probably has a bigger list of application. The Only reason I use patchmypc is for the auto install.

#45 OP +warwagon

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 21:34

The /auto switch - 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.

The /s switch - 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.

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

The /applyallcommon switch - 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).


http://patchmypc.net....php?topic=16.0



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