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I think an option to completely disable the Windows Update check would also be useful, and simpler to add.

A small problem with the 64-bit version of the Silverlight browser plugin. When it is already installed, Patch My PC detects it and updates it properly. But when it is not installed, Patch My PC offers on the left column just one version and that's the x86 version. If installed, it will not show up in a 64-bit browser like Pale Moon x64. My suggestion: offer both versions (available here for example) similar to Java. I'm not sure if the default Microsoft download includes the 64-bit browser plugin version.

Also note that currently Patch My PC reports an installed Adobe Flash ESR version as outdated (which is wrong, since it's a different release) and updates to the latest v.16 (which is not wanted).

Please consider adding this version, recommended by Adobe themselves for increased stability. The latest Flash player/plugin (especially the Firefox/Pale Moon plugin) keeps crashing quite often and this is a nice way to minimize such problems. It is available here, scroll down the page (Extended Support Release). It has a different update cycle than the latest standard version (currently v16).

For anyone who wants to try it, make sure to completely uninstall your currently installed Flash plugin first.

Request New Features or Software (Free Home Updater) / Re: SABnzbd
« on: February 15, 2015, 04:12:18 AM »
Agreed, SABnzbd is an excellent piece of software. Don't be put off by the weird name.  ;)

General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Re: Java 8
« on: January 21, 2015, 01:14:38 PM »
Java Version 8 Update 31 released but not yet detected by Patch My PC.

General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Re: What happened to Defraggler?
« on: January 16, 2015, 05:53:44 AM »
I know if you wanted to updated a currently installed Defraggler, you could just take the portable version and overwrite the files directly in the installation folder. But that doesn't work as nicely for a new install (though I guess you could create a shortcut to the files, but I'm not sure what else would be lost in the portable vs. installer).

Probably nothing would be lost, since a disk defragmenting program shouldn't require an installation or registry entries. The portable version works just fine although I understand it would be difficult and more complex for Patch My PC to control portable software updates.

Thanks a lot for your great work, I noticed!  :)

About Startup Delayer, Patch My PC mentions version but the current version is 3.0.363. Also, on programs that have both x86/x64 versions available and their x86 version can be installed on a 64-bit system (like MPC-HC) maybe it'd be best to offer both options (like you do with Java), since sometimes they are preferable (more stable).

Hello, I have Revo Uninstaller Pro 3.1.1 installed, it is detected as installed but there's no report of an available update. Looks like v.3.1.2 has been released about a month ago.

What program are you talking about, Patch My PC? It doesn't install itself to the PC, that's why you don't see it listed as installed. It's a portable program, only requiring the .exe file. If you need a shortcut of it in the Desktop, right-click the PatchMyPC.exe file, then select Send To / Desktop (create shortcut). You can then rename the shortcut to anything you want.

Thanks for replying. Another excellent and popular application I forgot to mention:

mp3tag - powerful audio tag editor, silent install info here.

It would be great for Patch My Pc to have an option to automatically open the updated application's release history web page, so the user can quickly check out and monitor all changes and updates in detail.

I regularly want to check the change log (some new features I don't want to miss might be included) and for some applications it's a bit tricky to find it.

General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Re: Help.
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:17:36 AM »
You don't need to "check" the programs you are already have. They are detected automatically and you will be alerted if there's an update for them. Then, you will only need to press the "Perform Update" button.

You only need to check (tick) programs that are not currently installed in your system and you want to add them.

Thanks for your incredibly helpful Patch My PC! Here they go:

Subtitle Edit - excellent subtitle editor, offers several silent switches: /SP-, /SILENT, /VERYSILENT, /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES
Pale Moon - stellar Firefox-based browser, now essentially independent (differences here), 32/64-bit versions, /ms silent switch
SumatraPDF - very fast, lightweight PDF reader, also requested by other users
eMule - popular P2P client, can't find silent information.
WinUAE - excellent Amiga emulator, /quiet switch
AutoHotKey - also requested by another user
Trillian - popular multi-protocol messenger, can't find silent info though and it might install bloatware.
Startup Delayer - excellent startup control utility, can't find silent info atm (author should be happy to reply if asked)

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