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Patch My PC 4.0.1.4

Easily keep key applications and tools up-to-date

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5+

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 25 March 2018
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Downloads To Date: 5595
Developer: PatchMyPC
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Patch My PC
Easily keep key Windows applications and tools up-to-date

Patch My PC is an easy-to-use tool which can quickly check your PC for outdated software.

Just launch the program, and it will check your installations of Adobe Reader, Flash, Java, Firefox, Quicktime and Acrobat (if present), highlighting any which aren't the very latest version. If you spot any problems, just click "Run Updates" and Patch My PC will download and install any required updates for you.

The program can also check the following packages for update, amongst others: Microsoft Security Essentials, Google Chrome, CCleaner Slim, CPU-Z, Defraggler, ImgBurn, SandBoxie, VLC Player, File Zilla, WinRar, Pidgin, itunes, Dropbox, Pot Player, Safari, Google Earth, Spybot Search & Destroy, KeePass, Picasa, Malwarebytes, Thunderbird, Speccy and Shockwave.

And just for completeness, Patch My PC will also display whatever Windows updates might be available for your system. Which could be useful, even if you have the essentials installed automatically, as it displays details of the optional updates as well.

Patch My PC 4.0.1.4 brings (Changelog):

Fixes
Fixed an issue where 7-Zip wouldn’t be detected on x86 machines
Improvements
We will now use the EXE or MSI installer for 7-Zip based on the method used originally to install 7-Zip. Prior to this release, we would always use the MSI. This would successfully update 7-Zip to the latest version but the EXE install information would still remain in the registry in some instances.
We will now use the EXE or MSI installer for Inkscape based on the method used originally to install Inkscape. Prior to this release, we would always use the MSI. This would successfully update Inkscape to the latest version but the EXE install information would still remain in the registry in some instances.
We will now attempt to auto uninstall Inkscape prior to performing the latest versions installation. Inkscape doesn’t perform an in-place upgrade and requires an uninstall before the latest version can be installed. This would cause the update to cancel out with a 1638 error code meaning “Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.”

Verdict:

Patch My PC may only work with a few applications, but it's ability to update all these silently is impressive, and as it's portable you can easily have the program update all the Windows computers you use

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