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Report Bugs and Issues (Free Home Updater) / Re: 7-zip update fails
« on: November 28, 2021, 07:19:50 AM »
Could PMC please add an option to prefer EXE installers over MSI where applicable? 7-Zip would be a great example for that. Igor Pavlov actually recommends using the EXE installer over the MSI, because he have more control over it. See:

PatchMyPC: Until you support MUI, please don't install regular/ single language Adobe Acrobat Reader DC over it.

I've done the same with PowerShell setting registry values, from Intune as a Win32 app so that I could use detection rules and Win32 dependencies (seg registry keys before installing Adobe).

After Visual Studio Code installs, it opens. It shouldn't be like that if it's possible to avoid it with install switches IMO.

Proposed fix:

  • Add /MERGETASKS=!runcode to install parameters.

Source of inspiration:

Log of install from today, showing that current install command does not have this in it:

Code: [Select]
17.10.2021 19:28:24 - Download URL:
17.10.2021 19:28:24 - Download Path: C:\PatchMyPCUpdates\Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64).exe
17.10.2021 19:28:24 - Download size: 75.92 MB
17.10.2021 19:28:24 - Download Starting for:
17.10.2021 19:28:24 - Downloading Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64) (75.92 MB)
17.10.2021 19:28:28 - Total download time in seconds: 4.64
17.10.2021 19:28:28 - Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64) Downloaded Successfully
17.10.2021 19:28:28 - Silently install Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64)
17.10.2021 19:28:47 - Install Successful for Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64)
17.10.2021 19:28:47 - Deleted file: C:\PatchMyPCUpdates\Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64).exe
17.10.2021 19:28:47 -  Visual Studio Code 1.61.1 (x64) not found

Some software downloads super slow, like Foxit reader. It would be of great help if PatchMyPC could use multiple URLs/ sources/ mirrors for downloading software.

  • That said, I don't know if PatchMyPC already does this backend.

For instance, Foxit got two CDNs (according to, verified by me before writing this post):


URLs (that I know of) for latest installer:

I don't know if PatchMyPC built in download logic/ mechanism would handle this, but "Free Download Manager" could do it so. It's possible. :)

Some software downloads super slow, like Foxit reader. It would be of great help if PatchMyPC could show following information in the GUI:

  • Total download size
  • Progress
  • Current download speed

Then I'd at least know that something is happening, 15 minutes out of waiting for Foxit Reader to be downloaded on my 1000/1000mbps fiber connection. :)

Update: Seems like Foxit is throttling downloads rather than Patch My PC failing to download. Maybe you can find or host a mirror. It took like 10-15 minutes just to download the Foxit Reader installer.

After v4.2.0.0 Patch My PC fails to download and thus install Foxit Reader. It's says downloading without anything happening in many minutes. I've tried three days in a row to see if it was a problem at those hosting the installer, but it doesn't seem like they are to blame.

You should probably add some logic for cancel if you haven't received any bytes in X minutes, maybe retry maximum 3 times, give the end user some output, and continue to the next program that are to be installed/ updated.

I have 1/1gb fiber, ~150/300mbps over Wifi to the Windows client in question. So I'm pretty confident my network aren't to blame here.

Found the settings here:

Reset location to "0, 0" temporarily fixed my problem.

Patch my PC does not reset to the default and ONLY monitor on my laptop when 2nd screen is disconnected.
It won't move to my main screen using WIN + Arrows when PMPC is in focus either. Probably have to delete some appdata to get it to reset.

Can you create a check for this, and reset window position if it's on a disconnected monitor?

Request New Features or Software (Free Home Updater) / PowerShell Core
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:09:26 AM »
PowerShell Core (aka "PowerShell v6") is open source, installers are available at GitHub:

I just tried to install v6.0.2 over v6.0.1, and it migrates existing modules etc over to the new install folder ("C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.2") and removes the old version ("C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1"), so should be pretty awesome and easy to implement with PatchMyPC.

Keeping PowerShell modules up to date is a mess. Would be splended if this could be handled by PatchMyPC aswell.

You could use PowerShell Gallery as a source for modules:

Other important PowerShell Modules:
* Skype for Business Online Management Shell:
* SharePoint Online Management Shell:

Would be neat if we could specify custom paths for portable programs.
For instance, I'd put Tor-browser in a different dir than CCleaner.
Or maybe I have an portable app already, and would like PatchMyPC to write updates to the same location.

Please add ffmpeg to your portable apps.
Would be awesome with auto updating ffmpeg binaries, which can be linked to by all other programs using it.
I suggest using latest static release build from here:
Latest x86:
Latest x64:

As the title says. Screenshot attached.

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