The Autopatcher development team has released a new version of their popular system updater. The program is a downloader and installer for Windows operating system and software patches. It can therefor be used to download all patches for specific operating systems and software programs like Microsoft Office. The main benefit of running Autopatcher over Windows Update is that the downloaded patches can be used easily on additional operating systems by burning them to DVD or copying them to removable storage solutions like USB flash drives.
Autopatcher is a portable software program that will display a list of available releases upon startup with updates for Autopatcher and the current operating system preselected by default. It is possible to include additional software programs or operating systems in the download.
A click on the next button will initiate the downloads of all patches and additions that have been released for those programs and operating systems.
Downloads can take some time depending on the selected packages and the speed of the Internet connection. The total amount of Megabytes to be downloaded are displayed in the downloader.
All files to patch the computer system are placed in the directory of the Autopatcher Updater after the download. A click on the file autopatcher.exe in the main directory will initiate the update process.
Changes in this release are fixed incompatibilities with Kaspersky security products and several minor changes to the interface.
The new version of Autopatcher Updater can be downloaded from the official Autopatcher website.
Update: The developers of Autopatcher have removed the website from the project servers. The Autopatcher forum is now the only place for downloads and project updates.
You can follow this link to visit the Autopatcher forum. Locate the subforum for the operating system that you want to download patches for and look for announcements or stickies at the top. These usually link to the latest downloads of the Autopatcher software.
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