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jackhammer10    0

sorry for my ignorace but im new here

i just found the sep patch on torrent page and i found it a great idea specially for me

cuz i sell a lot of clon pcs that i build and it really easy to update windows in that way not having to connect it to the internet for 1h each pc

i just have a couple of questions:

1. since the download page is down (sorry for the loss, microsotf is well known for their idiotic actions), where can i get all the patches? torrent is my favorite but i cant find all months there so links or a search keyword would be perfect.

2. i noticed that there is a patch for each month and i wondered if there is a patch that includes all updates since sp2 was released?

3. if not, how would i know how far back i need to dowload the patches?

thnx in advance

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+M2Ys4U    97

If I remember correctly, August's release was Full, therefore that's all you need.

The tracker than I ran is now pointing at an open, public tracker so the old torrents should work, but no guarantees.

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jackhammer10    0

can u give me a link pliz?

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+M2Ys4U    97

No can do, I don't host any of the torrents any more.

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excellentchoice    0

Thx

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jackhammer10    0

so just to make sure i understood:

aug07 is 3XXMB cuz it icludes all the past updates?

so if i D/L aug and sep i'll be up to date?

thnx a lot for your pacien and attention :)

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+M2Ys4U    97

there was no September release, AutoPatcher got shut down at the end of August.

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jackhammer10    0

so what was the release that i found?

it says sep07 release....

9Mb+/-

was it fake?

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Slimy    13

Yes.

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+M2Ys4U    97

Fake in as much that it didn't come from the AutoPatcher team. There were a couple of underground groups releasing unofficial updates, but these should not be used unless you're willing to to trawl through each update, verifying the digital signatures, and examining the modules to make sure that they don't do anything malicious... which is a pain in the arse and the time you spend doing that could just be spent updating via Windows Update to be honest.

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+M2Ys4U    97

There was definitely no official September '07 release.

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jackhammer10    0

ok but what do u think about that patch?

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+M2Ys4U    97
ok but what do u think about that patch?

It was compiled by a group of people who wanted to keep the project going underground. I can't vouch for its integrity, and I don't have the time to go through inspecting digital signatures.

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jackhammer10    0

ok i see

well thank u very much for your time and help

i sure wish that AutoPatcher will some day be back alive

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filinc    0

why not make this statement on the main page, so people know before they waste their time signing up into the forums?

just as retarded as microsofts themselves

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Slimy    13

^ It was on the front page, now it's old news. You don't have to register to see it.

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markjensen    98
why not make this statement on the main page, so people know before they waste their time signing up into the forums?

just as retarded as microsofts themselves

You mean like Page News item that was pinned for that week?

Or like this pinned thread redirect from the very topmost item on the main Forum page?

Or how the Neowin-sponsored Autopatcher site has this information?

Anything like those methods, you think?

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darthyoda6    2

Even though Autopatcher was banned, I wish the page(s) that listed all the latest programs with links to the web pages were still available at least.

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+M2Ys4U    97

The AutoPatcher team have set up their own forum here now :)

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RedFlow    0

Well this is another reason that I just don't understand Microsoft. I do understand their reasons though. I hear he is making another version that downloads the files straight off Microsoft's site so it would be genuine.

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piko    0
I could be completely wrong here but perhaps the real reason behind this is SP3 (for XP)? as in since SP3 is essentially just all the updates for XP from SP2 onwards and nothing new (correct me if I'm wrong) and they feel AP would undermind SP3 so they decided to stop AP?? but this is only what I think so take with a grain of salt.

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roadgeek9    0

Microsoft sucks *****.

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Jack 0Neill    25

They were making a profit off the cds/dvds they sold, thus they were reselling Microsoft code and making a profit.

I'm guessing if they hadn't made the CDs and SOLD them, they probably wouldn't have drawn ire (or, at least not yet). How is Microsoft not allowing an unlicensed 3rd party to resell their code "pulling crap"? If you resold Citrix hotfixes (for a profit, no less) on CD, would it not be OK if Citrix forced you to stop?

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Master^IT    0

Get an Internet connection and just download the updates in the background... autopatcher isnt really needed.

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