vista 2016

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vista 2016

Postby dinxe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:46 pm

autopatcher seems to get most of the 350+mb of vista files but now cannot verify them so dies... :( i have tried many times. any hope of success as now my windows updater also won't work?
thanx.

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Re: vista 2016

Postby Whatacrock » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:10 am

The total release for Windows Vista is 382 Mb.

Have you tried running autopatcher as an administrator ?? I have had occasions when this cures the issue..

Turn off Windows Update before running Autopatcher, this should help greatly

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Re: vista 2016

Postby dinxe » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:25 am

still no luck.. i tried your sweeper which said my vista sp2 wasn't ok - which is not true as i have been running windows update successfully for years now. i think i must reformat again soon.. would autopatcher be able to somehow store updates on d drive for me?

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Re: vista 2016

Postby ChrisJ » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:05 pm

still no luck.. i tried your sweeper which said my vista sp2 wasn't ok - which is not true as i have been running windows update successfully for years now. i think i must reformat again soon.. would autopatcher be able to somehow store updates on d drive for me?
Hi dinxe :)

You may not fully understand Sweeper's purpose...

Sweeper (when run) scans your AutoPatcher releases to confirm their complete, all files are present and verified, according to the rti file downloaded as part of the script, by calculating hash & size -- Sweeper will let you know if you have missing, failing, or extra files, and will want to delete the extras or failed (corrupt) files if they exist in your \AutoPatcher folder -- see the Sweeper log. A user would then need to run AP a second time to try and grab the remaining files if possible to complete the download and make the script official. It happens that scripts need editing if files change or links become dead -- stuff happens :D

This has nothing to do with Windows Update, Microsoft Update, or how many updates you've installed -- that's not Sweeper's concern.

Now, (and a different topic, just some FYI), the entries (detections) in the apm files may need editing so they reliably detect updates that are present on a system, regardless how they were installed -- WU, MU, AutoPatcher -- an update may remain black (doesn't always mean it's not installed) when viewed in the AutoPatcher GUI after installation, so an edit is necessary to properly detect the update!

The purpose of AutoPatcher has always been to be a portable, reusable set of updates, providing most (but not every update needed in all cases), that can get a system up-to-date -- after a fresh OS install, a running system, or a system turned off for a period of time. It's best to run AP locally to download for the first time, or to update existing releases in your \AP folder, and IMO to install updates. The project can be transported via CD, DVD, flash... then copied to the user's local drive, and run AP from there.

HTH :)

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Re: vista 2016

Postby dinxe » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:38 am

thanks so much for all the info! your help much appreciated.

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Re: vista 2016

Postby ChrisJ » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:07 am

thanks so much for all the info! your help much appreciated.
I'm glad to be of service, anytime.

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