How to Use AutoPatcher
To use AutoPatcher, you need to download the files from http://www.autopatcher.com, then open apup.exe to download updates to AutoPatcher or apup programs and the available updates for Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. You can also get all of the updates to all operating systems if the user has more than one type of Windows OS. The image at the left is the example of the programs or updates available to download. I tested it by choosing updates for Windows 7 and AutoPatcher.
Once a user or system admin has finished downloading the updates for any OS, AutPatcher starts fetching the selected updates from Microsoft.com servers:
Note that the security issue that Microsoft brought-up to the author of AutoPatcher is the downloading of Windows Update files from non-Microsoft servers which is not allowed by Microsoft. To fix the problem, AutoPatcher now downloads the update from Microsoft, just like other patch management applications such as nLite, NetChk Protect, Secunia Personal Software Inspector and BigFix. Another concern by Microsoft with the previous versions of AutoPatcher is that end-users don't have to pass the Windows Genuine Advantage validation that is required to install some updates in order to fight software piracy or protect licensed Windows and Office users from becoming victim of piracy. It also allows them to know if their product license has been used or abused, like if it's blocked by Microsoft for some reason. However, AutoPatcher does not bypass the genuine validation check when a user installs the updates that requires validation for Windows or Office products.
When you're done downloading the selected updates for any OS or Windows 7 AutoPatcher, you can start burning all of the downloaded files to a CD/DVD, or store the downloaded files in an external drive to start patching any computers with Windows 7, Vista or XP.
For example, I allowed AutoPatcher to install the new Windows Update Agent that was not already installed in my Windows 7 computer, which I verified as not yet installed in my PC, even after running Windows Update application prior using AutoPatcher: