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Patch My PC Updater is a free, easy-to-use program that keeps over 300 apps up-to-date on your computer.

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  • Things You Immediately Install On Your New PC Starter Pack
    One can also use Or and run choco upgrade all or use and run winget upgrade -u --all. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • I'm going to upgrade my old PC/build a new one and I have a couple of questions before I get into building
    32-bit to 64-bit is a clean install only. Sorry, you're going to have to reinstall 3rd-party software. Syncing to a MS account will preserve Store apps settings and a few other things, but not 3rd-party. A lot of 3rd-party applications have ways to export settings - that's something you'll have to explore on an app to app basis. Don't forget to back up browser bookmarks, history, and extension settings as... - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • Hey SysAdmins, How Do You Handle Patch Management from Home?
    I like the PatchMyPC Home offering, it has an option you can configure for it to run automatically (including configuring exclusions to this rule if you have tools that need to be kept on a specific major version or whatever). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Microsoft is charging people to play certain video formats, it's high time people switch to VLC
    Patch My PC is excellent. Works online or off - download all the installers to a folder for offline deployment. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Looking for help with Windows Screenshots feature for a computer factory restore
    I'm thinking that when you copy your old screenshots folder to the new Pictures folder, Windows will index them and continue where you left off. BUT - if you use the Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset this PC option, your personal files won't go anywhere, only the OS is refreshed. Of course you will have to reinstall 3rd-party software - I recommend Patch My PC to reinstall the most common software... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How do I know if I am getting the best parts or if I can get better parts for a better price? Who do I talk to? Where do I go?
    No problem! - once you get your new PC the first step is to use PatchMyPc Home Updater - to bulk install and keep updated a carefully selected list of 3rd party applications (web browsers, media players, image viewers, system utilities etc.) - I'd stick with the included MS Antivirus - it's good enough for most scenarios. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How to Migrate a Home machine with (possibly corrupt or malwared) 8.1 to a new SSD with Windows 10 Pro installed. - Please help, OneDrive can't be the ONLY option
    The fastest thing to do would be to copy over personal files to the corresponding new folders, exporting 3rd-party software configurations when possible, bulk installing 3rd-party software to the new drive with Patch My PC; and migrating browser bookmarks and passwords, and 3rd-party software settings to the new drive. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Why Can't I Go Back to Windows 10?
    Sounds like you downloaded 21H2, and then got 22H2. Back up your personal files, use Rufus to download 10 and make an installer on a flash drive, quickly reinstall 3rd-party software with Patch My PC. That's pretty much all you can do about it now. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • How to auto-update apps like CrystalDiskMark installed from the web on windows 10?
    If you don't like Chocolatey for some reason, try Patch My PC. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • how do i get this off my screen? its not letting me click on it or do anything with it, and i cant close it. i can use everything behind it but it still gets in the way
    I recommend doing a malware search too, just to find out if anything is going on in the background (hidden processes and all that kind of stuff), to see if this is something installed without your knowledge. As a tool to make sure you are getting software from the correct sources, I find that PatchMyPC is a useful one: - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • How will I know what programs to install after a fresh install of Windows 10?
    For your fresh install, try out Patch My PC to quickly install the 3rd-party apps you want back on the computer. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • How can I reinstall the old Win 10 Alarm & Clock?
    Lol, a clean install will solve your issue, I reckon. When I set up computers, a tool I use is Patch My PC to quickly bulk install 3rd-party software. It should come in handy for you if you're doing a reformat. I also suggest using Macrium Reflect 8 Free to image your system to an external drive every month. I run it on all my machines the Monday before Patch Tuesday (the 2nd Tuesday of the month) in case... - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • just got a new laptop i don't know what's the important apps to install?
    I use this tool all the time when I re-install my OS PatchMyPC - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Your PIN is no longer available
    Yep, this is an awful screwup by Microsoft. From reading about this issue in a number of different forums, it seems that the only path forward is to reinstall Windows. One way to make it somewhat less onerous is to export the settings of all the 3rd-party software that has that option, and then to use Patch My PC to reinstall most 3rd-party software all in one go after refreshing Windows. You can also generate a... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Is there a way to use my External Hard Drive to update Windows 10?
    Back up your personal files and 3rd-party browser and software settings to the external drive, then clean install Windows 10 with the media creation tool from a flash drive. Reinstall most 3rd-party software all in one go with Patch My PC. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Computer people of Reddit, what simple maintenance can non-computer people do to help their computers run a little better?
    Make sure all your apps are patched. I run Patch My PC on a schedule, and that covers many of the apps I have installed. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • How to Remove all the Applications from the desktop without deleting them?
    Patch My PC can quickly reinstall 300+ 3rd-party programs after you reset your Windows. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • USB Ports sealed by Gorrilla Glue & Plastic; How do I fix?
    Also - when setting up a brand new laptop - PatchMyPc or Ninite are great tools for getting the essential apps on with a few mouse clicks. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • If I have Laptop X with all my data, and have an upgraded version/model we'll call Laptop Y, is it possible to simply swap SSD's and have it work normal?
    Annoying perhaps, but everything will work correctly. Microsoft will see that the license key on the old SSD does not match the key on the new motherboard (this is an oversimplification, but essentially correct.) You can quickly and silently batch install many popular 3rd-party programs with Patch My PC, and in many cases program settings can be exported and imported to a new machine. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Any new additions to the right click menu in Explorer, causes it to fail and crash
    Sounds like it's a case of your Windows installation just being long in the tooth if you've done all of that troubleshooting. You'll probably just have to live with it until you decide to do a fresh install. If you eventually do that, I recommend Patch My PC to bulk install all of the most popular 3rd-party apps quickly and silently. I also recommend imaging the drive beforehand with Macrium Reflect so you'll have... - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • to stop me from downloading "a new browser"
    I use Patch My PC so I don't even have to open that app. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago

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