AutoPatcher XP November includes nearly all the critical and recommended hotfixes. For the critical updates, the patcher includes a cumulative security update for IE6 (Windows XP SP2), it includes a malicious software removal tool v1.8 and .NET Framework 1.1 (+SP1), to name just a few.
For the recommended updates, the latest list includes a cumulative update for Outlook Express for Windows XP, an update to enable DirectX video acceleration of Windows Media video content in WMP 10 and a security update for the Step-by-Step Interactive Training Application, along with many others.
AutoPatcher XP’s interface is simplicity at its best. Similar to Windows Explorer, all updates are categorized and micro organized within the following drop-down menus: Microsoft Windows Critical Updates and Recommended Updates, Updated Components, Windows Addons and, finally, Registry Tweaks for your System.
For every single update, the basic information about what the update does is listed at the bottom of the page. This also includes ‘Module Details’, the time it will take for the total install and another external link connecting you directly to Microsoft’s site, giving you precise and detailed accounts of what that update’s function is.
The usefulness of this program is that it lets you choose exactly what you want done to your system. You don’t need to install every single critical update on your computer, because you probably won’t need all of them. And you definitely don’t need to install some of the recommended updates, because you don’t use all of them.