Install All Windows XP Updates With Patchmate XP

Martin Brinkmann
May 21, 2009
Updated • Jun 25, 2017

Patchmate XP, and its Windows Server 2003 counterpart Patchmate 2003, are ISO images that contain all Windows XP updates (Windows Server 2003 Updates) that have been released by Microsoft.

The developer adds new Windows XP updates to the ISO image on a monthly basis so that it will always include the latest patches issues by Microsoft (but requires a new download to get those).

There are several situations where an ISO image with all Windows XP updates might come in handy.

It is for instance possible to install Windows XP updates to a computer system prior to going online with the system. Another reason is easier distribution; think of multiple computers in a computer network. Instead of downloading and installing the Windows XP updates multiple times (once for every computer system) they could be downloaded once in form of the PatchMate XP iso and applied to all computer systems.

Note: Support for Windows XP has ended. This means that the distribution is no longer provided as well.

PatchMate XP

The download and installation is also faster. Users who downloaded and installed updates from Windows Update in the past have most likely noticed how slow the downloads and updates would be commenced even on modern computer systems with broadband connections.

Patchmate XP can be downloaded as an ISO image from the developer's website. It can then be burned to CD or DVD to be executed right from within the Windows XP operating system. The user interaction has been reduced to a minimum.

Patchmate XP will detect the Windows XP Service Pack that is installed on the PC, and install the Windows XP updates based on the detection. Only post service Pack 3 updates would for example be installed on a computer system running Windows XP Service Pack 3.

The patches will be installed even if they are already present on the computer system which is not the most optimal thing as it may prolong the overall installation of the updates. A restart is required at the end of the update.


PatchMate XP speeds up patching of Windows XP systems. One downside is that you will have to download updated ISO images whenever new patches get released to have them included.

An option to exclude updates from being applied would be helpful to cope with scenarios where updates cause problems on a computer system. Another useful feature would be the creation of a system restore point prior to installing the Windows XP updates.

Windows XP Updates can also be applied by programs like Offline Update, Autopatcher or Windows Updates Downloader.

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  1. HYT said on December 9, 2015 at 9:49 am
  2. nimd4 said on September 25, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Whoa.. Eye found it @

    505 MB, slow download & untested!

  3. Nagathabar said on May 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Hello, I wrote PatchMateXP and this seems to be an issue with AVG and AVAST Antivirus. It must be a false positive. I have used TrendMicro OfficeScan 7.3, Symantec Anti-Virus Corp Edition 10 and Adaware 2008 all with the latest definition files and none of them are detecting a trojan. It could be that AVG and AVAST doesn’t like that I created the executable files from .cmd files. I’m in the process of contacting AVG and AVAST about this issue. I’d like their engineers to take a look at PatchMateXP and give a report. Also, PatchMate XP is available for download from
    CNET runs anti-virus and spyware scans on all files uploaded to their site and it lists PatchMateXP as being spyware free.

    This is not the first time AVG has detected files as trojans or viruses that were not. See here:

    I am an AVAST affiliate for Pete’s sake. I wouldn’t put out malware. If this becomes too big an issue, I’ll just release the code and be done with it.


    1. mc said on February 12, 2010 at 5:26 am

      Are you no longer posting PatchMate XP for download?
      I can’t seem to find this software anywhere anymore.

      Please advise.

  4. David said on May 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Downloaded the latest version of PatchMate. At unzip AVG immediately popped up showing the PatchMate application files EDetectX.exe (four files) and patch.exe are infected with the Dropper.Agent.MOI trojan horse. Anyone else seeing this?

  5. Hi said on May 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    no security in this product

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