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#1
Patch My PC version 4.5.0

I have Patch My PC on 7 separate computers and it works well on 6, but on the 7th, an Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-59EY,It usually takes minutes to load. I'll click on the application, the computer asks for permission to load it, I click yes and then I wait and wait and wait.

Is this a normal thing as it opens immediately on the other 6 computers. The Acer has an i5-11400H and 8 GB RAM.
#2
Whenever I attempt to open "Patch", I get an error message that my computer is unable to reach the "Patch" server. I am having no problems reaching other websites. Perhaps it is down for maintenance?Screenshot 2022-09-26 111152.png
#3
Right now, there are updates available for KC Software's SUMo and Crystal Disk Info. SUMO has been available for several days and CDI for, probably 24 hours, at least, but Patch My PC does not see those updates or install those updates even when manually requested.

I do not know how the software knows when updates are available, but, at least with these two, it seems like it is taking too long for it to happen.
#4
Looks like Ccleaner Portable may be gone with version 6.Patch does not have an update and none on Piriform page.
#5
Everytime I download Foxit PDF Reader on Patch My PC, the download takes a very long time. I realize that this application is large, about 160 MB, but my internet download speed is over 200 Mbps and at that speed (which I just verified is 234.41 Mbps), it should not take many minutes to download. In fact, I just downloaded the application from the MajorGeeks website and the download took seconds, but the Patch My PC website seems to be taking forever. And this is not unusual. For the last several years, Foxit PDF Reader has downloaded on Patch at speeds approaching that of a turtle.

I realize the problem is not my internet connection, it is quick enough, and the problem, I assume, is not from Patch, as other applications are not this slow ... so the problem must be by the server that Patch downloads the application.

Can something be done to make the changes that must be done to make the Foxit PDF Reader download, to download at a reasonable rate in the future?
#6
I have Rufus (Portable) version 3.17.1846. Your application (apparently) does not like this and wants to install version 3.16.1836. Because of this, every time I use "Patch My PC" on any of my 9 machines, I must stop, go down to the bottom of "Patch", and remove the check mark to stop the installation of the older version.  :-\
#7
I ran "Patch ..." today and found nothing to update. I then ran KC Software's "SUMo" and it told me that "Privazer" could be updated (from 4.0.26 to 4.0.27). I then reopened "Patch ...", and though it did not show an update for "Privazer", I manually selected it. Interestingly enough, the installer indicated that it was installing 4.0.26 again, but when the installation was finished, I noticed that 4.0.27 had been installed.

This brings another question. Not using "Patch ...", I sometimes find that an application I use can be updated. But then I find that the update is not on "Patch ...", so I wait try the update later, I have found applications that are not updated on "Patch ..." for several days but can be easily found by searching for the app or using a webpage such as "MajorGeeks". It would seem to me that it should be important to the "Patch ..." developers to get those updates as soon as possible and not wait until the update is several days old.

That said, I love your application, have it installed on all 8 of my Windows 10 (or 11) computers and use it daily on each.
#8
I noticed that Crystal Disk Info has been updated on the MajorGeeks webpage to version 8.8.2. Patch My PC was still showing 8.8.1. So I first used "Patch ..." to manually update. It did not. I went back to MajorGeeks and updated to 8.8.2. Again back to "Patch ..." and it showed an update back to 8.8.1 so I allowed it to do it, just tp see what happens. It reinstalled the outdated version 8.8.1. I still had the 8.8.2 installation file on my computer so I again ran that.

Please fix your problem. Things like this should not happen.
#9
The free Backupper version is excellent. I back up my computer using the "Clone" feature. I rotate 3 separate external Hard Drives, one each day, and clone the internal drive, allowing me to go back 3 days if necessary. It takes about 30 minutes for the daily manual backup.  ;D

The AOMEI Partition Assistant (Free) is also excellent, and it will also clone a Hard Drive, but requires a the user to reboot the computer and clones the dish outside of Windows. It takes a little longer to complete the clone.

AOMEI's Free versions do not have all the features of their Shareware versions, but the user can do much more with these free versions than is allowed with similar free software from other publishers.
#10
Still being developed and in Beta, the new application "Spydish" https://www.mirinsoft.com/ms-apps/spydish , now in portable form, is one I hope you will consider adding. The Major Geeks website has added this to their list. At this early stage, the developer seems to make changes to it every day and I (we) need something like Patch My PC to keep up. I have seven Windows 10 computers and it is difficult to spend the time updating them every day. Patch My PC helps in this immensely.
#11
"Patch..." is reporting an update to Opera from version 68.0.3618.63 to 68.0.3618.91. The "new" version will not download. When I open Opera and check for updates, it finds none (from 36.0.3618.63). Thinking that 68.0.3618.91 is a beta, I go to the Opera Beta site, and I find that their beta is even older than the present "stable' version. The beta they want to download is 68.0.3618.55.

As Shakespeare said "Something is rotten in Denmark" or Sweden or Norway, wherever the Opera developers are.
#12
https://windows-repair-toolbox.com/

This can be very helpful. It comes as a zip file, so I am not sure if you can handle it, but if you can, I'm sure many people will download it snd use it.
#13
Please add Tixati in the "Sharing" category. . Thank you very much.
#14
Apparently, KC Software has changed it's installation .exe which is now called sumo_lite.exe . For that reason or some other, I'd guess, it is not updating.
#15
Open source software similar to Team Viewer. Team Viewer works well, but sometimes they think that I should pay for their software. Yes, I do have nine computers of my own, and I use it only to support those computers and my sisters computers. I am not a business, just a retired (that means no money) computer hobbiest.
#16
Occasionally, when installing SUMo,  several other applications are scheduled for download and installation after SUMo. Unfortunately, SUMo runs immediately after installation and while the following downloads and installations take place. This is a minor irritant as frequently SUMo will report applications that will soon be updated as not updated.

My solution would be to make SUMo always installed last, rather than somewhere in the middle. Is this possible?