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Messages - Justin Chalfant (Patch My PC)

If you download this build, does it work for you? https://patchmypc.com/freeupdater/PatchMyPCBeta.exe
Hey Thomas,

Thanks for the feedback! We will keep your suggestions in mind for a future update.

Quote from: Jehoschua on July 29, 2022, 05:48:46 AM
Thank you for your answer!,

unfortunately, PatchMyPC serves here an excellent example of how usability should not be done :-(

As a note: In our IT, I'm responsible for our approximately 500 employees and I am using PatchMyPC Home Edition to evaluate whether the product would be interesting for us. The features are quite good, but the usability is unfortunately poor, so I will not recommend the product at this time.
I'm pretty sure that the PatchMyPC Home Edition does serve as a test for other users to use at the company, but unfortunately, it gives the impression of a somewhat lovelessly programmed / not yet mature product.

Of course, there are good news: I think there's very little missing: cleaning up the user interface / improving usability and it would be a great product.

To my question to expand / collapse the groups:
Why not just make the search box a bit narrower and place a button next to it with a context menu for the complete Package list?
Of course, it should not just have a long list of unrelated menu item, but in the context of the Package list useful functions?

+----------------+ +-----+
| Search box     | | ... |
+----------------+ +-----+
| Package list           |
| ...

And the functions in the context menu:
• [x] Only display installed packages
• Expand all groups
• Collapse all groups

Thanks a lot, kind regards,

Could you provide some more details about what you are seeing? Maybe some screenshots or a video?
General Questions (Free Home Updater) / Re: Donation
November 29, 2021, 06:44:53 AM
Thanks George! We don't offer donations today for tax reasons, but the best way to support us is share the news on social media.

Quote from: George on November 28, 2021, 08:17:34 AM

I am very satisfied with your great program PatchMyPC. Can I make a donation? Preferably not with cryto.

Kind regards, George form Holland

Yes, you can use the home updater.
It looks like this is posted in our free home updater space. Are you using SCCM or Intune or just the home updater?
Hi Mark,

Could you review the following and confirm if the updates were published and if the software update point was synchronized successfully? https://patchmypc.com/troubleshooting-why-third-party-updates-dont-show-in-sccm

Quote from: markjames on November 13, 2021, 02:50:03 AM

Been through the setup video but everything looks ok but the PMPC doesn't show as a product under SUP

Any pointers I know this is going to be something small I have missed I guess.

The binaries are downloaded directly from the vendor's website.

Quote from: iaryaw on October 21, 2021, 05:32:47 PM

I am evaluating third-party SCCM/Intune catalogs, Patch My PC seems the most promising, but I have a question.

Does Patch My PC have permission from software vendors to provide updates for their software?

For instance I was reading the EULA for DisplayLink and it says:

You may not install, copy, modify, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, create derivative works from, rent, sell, distribute, sublicense, offer as a service or transfer any part of the Software except as provided in this EULA or as permitted by applicable law...

So do you have permissions from the vendor? Is it even breaking copyright law as I am not familiar with it.

Thank you in advance.
Quote from: Mquazi33 on August 31, 2021, 12:23:02 AM
May I suggest to your techs, to look in the powershell detection script structure, and add hash-type parameter and function to deal with file attribute detection (to match what ConfigMgr offers) much like you have a registry hash-parameter and function?

Would you be able to submit a feature request here https://ideas.patchmypc.com/ to ensure we are tracking this request.
We are aware of an issue where the home edition may not create a restore point.
It depends on how you configure the option "If the timeout expired and no action is taken". This should help https://patchmypc.com/manage-conflicting-processes-when-updating-third-party-applications#topic2

Quote from: Mark_Thyme on June 24, 2021, 02:05:27 PM
My client has an interesting question: if we allow x number of deferrals which are limited to a 5 minute display and return when the app eval cycle re-runs what if the end user missed them all ?   That may sound unlikely but I guess it's in the realm of possibility and that runs the risk of having , at best, an annoyed end user.  I know we can make that indefinite but many end users will see that as something to just ignore.

I was considering maintenance windows to make this more predictable but have i missed a more creative solution ?