If you are not aware of the Autopatcher – A single program which delivers Windows Updates (for every month or so) and Autopatcher comes bundled in many of the latest Computer Magazines and also downloadable from the Autopatcher website.
It looks like Microsoft, after leaving Autopatcher to enjoy nearly 4 years ,they have now told them that they cannot deliver updates from their Servers and the updates have to come through Windows Updates and has ceased the autopatcher project. I was expecting this kinda reply from Microsoft from the day I tried autopatcher and here we are now.
Not to mention that Autopatcher also bypasses the Windows Genuine Advantage which certain updates may require if you are installing via the Windows Update Service.
To quote from their website
Posted by Antonis Kaladis on August 29th, 2007
Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history. As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down.
We would like to thank you for your support. For the past 4 years, it has been a blast. Unfortunately, it seems like it’s the end of AutoPatcher as we know it.
Comments are welcome…
Is this the end of Autopatcher project ?
The Autopatcher Forums at Neowin have been disabled too now for guests and members.
Anyway I haven’t used Autopatcher a lot and I would rely on Windows Update Services 🙂