Autopatcher is history



For those who are unfamiliar , Autopatcher was a well known install system with which one can update there Windows Operating System . It not only contained all the official security fixes provided by Microsoft , but also a good collection of add-ons and registry tweaks. But now the autopatcher has been shutdown by the people from Microsoft.

Apart from this it also had a huge number of advantages to system administrators as well as end users . It allowed the power users to build there own custom install disks with all the latest patches , it also provided the facility to update your computer in an efficient manner .

It is sad to know that Microsoft has decided to shut it down now after 4 years of its existence . I have been a regular user of Autopatcher and has loved it since the beginning . I think Microsoft probably did this because of the validation process and such painful stuff.

Whats Next

The folks at Autopatcher are sure going to keep this project alive . They are aiming towards a web based solution which might be available at around October or so. You can read more about it here. So have you used Autopatcher in the past ? whats your opinion in this matter?

8 Comments

  1. Ashwin says:

    I never update my Windows nor do I have AV, Anti spyware and firewalls. 😀 So never tried this b4.

  2. Autopatcher is a great piece of software. It used to come with Digit and I loved it like anything.

    It has saved me loads and loads of bandwidth.

    I’m just sorry to see it going.

  3. Nirmal says:

    Heard about Auto Patcher, but never used it. 🙂

  4. @Ashwin
    No updates , no tension

    @shankar
    Even i used to get it with all the digit issues . Will miss it for sure

    @Nirmal
    I wish you could have tried it . Made real easy to update the system .

  5. Ashwin says:

    Wow. A big typo. I DON’T have AV, Anti spyware and firewalls installed in my computer. 😀

  6. Haris says:

    I have never used, nor heard about this. Looks like I have been to late too catch this 🙁

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  8. Raju says:

    I tried using it in the post, but the size was the main concern since i was on dial up 😐