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Messages - Justin Chalfant (Patch My PC)

What software was outdated that didn't get updates?
In the options panel disable silent updates. This will allow you to perform the install this will let you know why it isn't installing.
Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / Re: NO GUI
January 04, 2012, 08:56:06 PM
Hmm the only reason there would be no GUI is if you used a /s switch.

Thanks for the Screen Shot. These programs are showing up because the add/remove program entries in the registry must not have been over written when the updates were installed or there are multiple versions installed. You can find these entries here HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall just do a search in this key for Firefox you will most likely find the entry for Firefox 8.0. I wouldn't suggest deleting the keys for Firefox and Shock wave unless you have experience with editing Windows registry hope this helps.


Quote from: quicksilva on January 03, 2012, 07:32:56 PM
Hi Justin:

Mozilla Firefox is fine.  The version snafu is with Mozilla Thunderbird.  I also noticed that same behavior with respect to Adobe Shockwave. 

This is my first time trying to post a screen shot.  I hope I don't mess it up.  I just downloaded the very latest version of PMPC from your website and the screenshot posted (I hope) is what was shown from running that latest version of your software on my PC.
Thanks! Would you mind sending a screenshot of what it's saying for Firefox 9.0.1 needing updated when you get a chance?


No problem try downloading this version should be resolved http://patchmypc.net/PatchMyPCBeta.exe
Hey Dan,

The current definitions for Thunderbird is 9.0.1 for PMPC. As far as the /s switch goes there certainly was a problem on my side with PMPC not auto closing when using the /s switch after updates are completed. This will be fixed in most likely later today or tomorrow then you batch should work fine.

Thanks for catching this!


Quote from: quicksilva on January 02, 2012, 09:01:33 AM

Good work on creating such an application.  For several customers of mine who do not like to perform PM on their PCs, I created a batch file which can perform many of those tasks with one click or automatically when scheduled with Windows Task scheduler.

I tried running your latest version of PMPC on my Windows XP Pro_SP3 system using the Windows interface and it performed very well.  However, it looks as if another update to your software may be in order soon as it reported Mozilla Thunderbird as being out of date when I had version 9.01 installed and it recommended version 8.0 (no biggie here).

When I tried to run your software from the command prompt using the /s switch, I noticed that the process would NOT unload once it had 'done its thing' (invoke Windows task manager) and my batch file would HANG.  Is there a way to modify your code so that the process ends once it has finished its task? 

Another thing which would be nice would be some sort of way to configure your program so that it can be more customized when being run from the command prompt.

Below is the small batch file I created to test out the command line switches of PMPC:
@echo off
cd C:\progra~1\patchm~1
rem d:
rem cd d:\progra~1\patchm~1
echo Starting Patch My PC...
call PatchMyPC.exe /s
FYI, the result is the same if I remove the 'call command' from the file as well as the 'exit' command.  I use a similar type batch file to invoke CCLeaner and when invoked by the command line, CCleaner retains the settings I made in the Windows interface (I believe this is done by an '.ini file'.  Below is an example of the CCleaner my batch file:
@echo off
cd C:\progra~1\ccleaner
rem d:
rem cd d:\progra~1\ccleaner
echo Starting CCleaner...
call ccleaner.exe /auto

Thanks in advance for your help

I'm adding these options into the program. Here is a screen shot of 2.0.7 Beta. There is going to be a options feature replacing the Windows Tools feature.

Quote from: Lord Necron on December 28, 2011, 01:30:03 PM
Quote from: rkulik on September 16, 2011, 09:55:29 AM
Are there any switches or use of the XML file to install the optional software as well?

Quote from: Justin on September 16, 2011, 10:18:56 PM
Added in version 2.0.2 you can download it now and download the latest config.xml from this post for a sample of how to install certain optional software by default. Good Idea!


Quote from: Justin on August 20, 2011, 09:06:29 PM
Patch My PC 2.0.7 and above no longer use the config.xml for customizing how it's run
« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 12:25:09 PM by Justin »

What happened?
I need to make it more obvious, but you can right click the software label and you will have the option to install/skip the update.

If other systems load the definitions fine from your home network it's got to be something on the local system stopping I don't know what though.
Is it in a corporate network? If it uses a proxy server that could possibly be the issue.
Putting the definitions.xml will have no effect on anything. I'm clueless why it wouldn't be loading the definitions. The only way I could really debug it would be if I had access to the machine I think.
Hmm not really sure what that error is referring to is this the computer that had a issue installing MS .NET Framework? Did the version numbers load this time after you temporary disabled anitvirus/firewall? Is this a different error than you got before you disabled you antivirus? Try downloading 2.0.7 Beta and let me know if that works patchmypc.net/PatchMyPCBeta.exe (It's beta so may not be 100 %)Thanks!
Is the computer using a proxy to access the internet? The issue is Patch My PC is unable to load the definition file from our website. It could be a firewall or possibly antivirus software blocking the document from loading.

Quote from: robwolfe on December 16, 2011, 06:20:54 PM
I have another one with no version numbers. I tried right-clicking and installing a number of programs . The programs download immediately and then forever install it.

Internet works as I installed Netframework 3.5 from the net.

Here is the screenshot. Anything else I can send you?

Tried it with definitions.xml in the same folder, still no versions, instant download and installs forever.
Not anytime soon most likely. I don't have the time right now to add those features for a product I'm paying to host and losing money on!  :o