View Full Version : Tweaking Windows
03-12-2009, 09:03 PM
I'm having trouble downloading autopatcher. It gets to about 90% done and gives me errors. Are there any other apps that will help me get windows updates, and more importantly, tweak my windows settings the way autopatcher does?
03-13-2009, 08:27 AM
not used the program or heard of it before .but at the size of the program from the web site it seemed a little large for what its design to do.
i just use windows update service and happy.
are you using windows xp or vista or some other os ?
03-13-2009, 09:50 AM
XP. I think it's big cause it includes all the XP updates in it so you don't have to downlaod them through the windows website one at a time. which is a pain when you reinstall windows.
i guess i'm more interested in the tweaking XP part than the actual updates.
03-13-2009, 02:33 PM
for me the update pain -really not a savings as you still need to shut down and restart im sure as it loads them -i think all its really will do is send one big download to your computer and then install .in place of downloading them in lots of files at diffrent times.but i could be mistaken.
03-13-2009, 07:40 PM
yup. that's the whole point, i believe. i'm not sure if you'll have to continuously reboot, but it supposedly makes it easier than doing them from the mocrisoft website individually.
03-13-2009, 07:59 PM
You can download the service packs for XP from Microsoft and put them on a CD which you can use to fairly quickly install them. I did that the last time. Won't have everything but through SP3 will cover a big chunk of them.
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