SysInternals Updater is a free program for Microsoft Windows systems to update SysInternals software automatically on the device it is run on.
Applications developed by SysInternals are used by many Windows technicians, system administrators and tech savvy computer users.
The software programs can be downloaded separately from the website, or as part of the SysInternal Suite which contains all public programs in their latest version.1041
One problem with both options is that the tools are not updated automatically. This means that it is up to the user to find out if updates are available, and if they do, download and replace the old file versions with the new.
While it is possible to directly access the tools at http://live.sysinternals.com/ it is usually better to have them available locally as they are then available even if an Internet connection is not available or unstable.
SysInternals Updater has been designed to make the updating of SysInternals applications comfortable. The portable application can be used to scan a folder for existing programs, compare their versions with the latest versions of detected SysInternals tools, and download selected program files to the local system.
It is semi-automated which means that it is up to the user to select the right folder where the applications are installed. Users should note that the tool assumes that all programs are stored in the same directory which is the case if the SysInternals Suite has been downloaded and unpacked.
SysInternals Updater checks the program versions of the selected folder automatically, and auto-selects programs that are either not up to date, or non existing in the folder. It is possible to select or deselect files which is the only way to update only those files that are already on the host system.
The most recent version of SysInternals Update has a Settings tab added to it which you may use to configure the program processes.
You may configure it to kill any running SysInternals program to avoid conflicts during the updating, compare local files with external files, select which SysInternal files the program should show to you, and toggle logfile creation.
SysInternals Updater is a handy tool, especially for users who have downloaded the full suite of applications from SysInternals. The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. A download is provided at the developer website.Advertisement
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