I'm using a program called Autopatcher XP on my Windows XP system to apply all patches that Microsoft released in a month at once without connecting to Microsoft at all. This is a very convenient way to patch a operating system and I was looking for a way to do the same for my notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. I found a reference to Autopatcher Vista on the excellent Windows Vista Tweaks blog.
Autopatcher Vista works the same way as the XP version. You can download full or monthly builds for all patches that have been issued so far and apply all of those patches and updates at once to Windows Vista. You can select to install all updates or only the ones that you have selected from the list of available updates.
All critical updates, recommended patches and add-ons have made it into the package which is available for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista. The updates themselves work on all editions and every new month will see the release of a new version of Autopatcher Vista.
Update: The Autopatcher website has been redesigned recently. The normal website is no longer available, only the user forum remained on the website.
The forum is now the place where you can download the latest Autopatcher versions for supported operating systems. The program is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft's latest operating system.
Users need to go into the forum for their operating system and open the sticky posts at the top to display a list of download options.
The software itself seems to work as it was when the website was available. It basically displays a list of patches that you can download to your computer. You can then install the patches on the computer or move them to other computers.
Update 2: You find a single downloader for all operating systems now in the main AutoPatcher Download forum. Just download it and run it on your system to see the screen that you are seeing on the screenshot above. From here it is just a matter of selecting the patches and programs you want to download.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats (video ads) or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.