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We have already seen software update checkers that scan our Windows PC and see if new versions of our installed software are available for download. I came across a laptop freeware called Patch My PC, which worked pretty well when I ran it on my Windows 8.1 PC.
Check obsolete software
Patch My PC is a small KB file that does not need to be installed. All you have to do is download and run the executable from your home page. You don’t have to worry about not installing Crapware either.
After launching Patch My PC, I discovered that the scan on my computer only took a few seconds. I used an older version of Foxit PDF Reader.
By selecting and clicking the Update button, my PC was able to download the update from its official home page. The update process also went very well and in a few seconds, my update was installed without any entry on my side.
In addition to checking if software updates are available for commonly installed software such as Adobe Flash, Java, etc., updates for less frequently installed software such as DavMail, FTPRush, etc. are also checked. Freeware also checks if Windows updates are available for your computer.
If you want to skip the update controls for some software, you can do so via Options & Tools. This tab also contains a boot manager and uninstall module.
It is always good to have the latest versions installed, as later versions may contain both security and performance patches. Manually checking for updates to your installed software is often a good idea – if you haven’t already configured your software to notify you of available updates.
Patch My PC free download
If you are looking for a laptop update checker, Patch My PC may be the right choice. You can download it from here