Software Update: AutoPatcher XP 4.6.24

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Installing Windows XP fresh means even with a thick pipe to the Internet that you will be connected to the Windows Update site for a long time. Due to the many restarts, this is not only annoying, but nowadays also not entirely without risk. Researchers at the Internet Storm Center (ISC) have calculated that an unpatched Windows PC is infected within 20 minutes on average. AutoPatcher XP is the answer to these problems. Depending on the installation you choose, it will contain at least all downloads from the Windows Update site, namely 46 critical, 35 recommended updates, and 72 optional Windows components. In addition, AutoPatcher XP includes 36 bonus features, 63 registry tweaks, and patches for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

The August version, which goes through life under number 4.6.24, can be picked up in 5 different flavors. The full version includes everything mentioned above and takes a whopping 277MB of your download limit. The Lite version has to do without the Tweaks, Bonus Tools and PowerToys and is 161MB in size, while the Ultralight version contains only the essential (101MB). The update version is 87.4MB in size and contains everything released after the February version, and finally the tweak version with its 76.1MB only has all Registry Tweaks, Bonus Tools, and Optional Components on board.

During the installation you can indicate exactly which components you do and which you do not want to install. AutoPatcher recognizes which patches are already in place so that nothing is duplicated. After the program has done its job, it closes with one reboot, the only one in the entire process. AutoPatcher XP is still only for an English version of Windows XP with Service Pack 1 installed on it, so not for SP2 yet. The changelog of version 4.6.24 looks like this:

17 New Updates, Tweaks, and Bonus Tools:

  • Microsoft Autoplay Repair Wizard
  • Q823353 – Cumulative security update for Outlook Express
  • Q838989 – A USB device may not be redetected after a power cycle in Windows XP
  • Q839643 – Vulnerability in DirectPlay could allow denial of service
  • Q839645 – A vulnerability in Windows Shell could allow remote code execution
  • Q840315 – Vulnerability in HTML Help could allow code execution
  • Q841873 – A vulnerability in Task Scheduler could allow code execution
  • Q842773 – Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) version 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1
  • Q870669 – Disable the ADODB.Stream object in Internet Explorer
  • Q871260 – Internet Explorer version 6.x Update Rollup
  • Faster Updates from Microsoft Time Server Tweak
  • Turn on IE Status Bar Tweak
  • Windows Media Player 10
  • Windows Media Player 10 Visualization (Energy Bliss)
  • .Net 1.1 SP1
  • Fifth Zone IE Tweak
  • Add Security Tab to XP Home Tweak

Updated Following Items:

  • CD Covers
  • Documentation
  • DirectX 9.0c Installation
  • MSN Messenger (6.2)
  • Messenger Plus (works with MSN Messenger 6.2)
  • IE Spy AD
  • Google Toolbar
  • Sun Java 1.4.2_05
  • Windows Media Codecs
  • Remove Shortcut Arrow tweak
  • Tweakomatic Shortcut
  • Classic Start Menu Tweak
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Deleted Following Items:

  • DX9NTopk.exe
  • explorer.exe
  • j2re-1_4_2_04-windows-i586-p.exe
  • MsgPlus-254.exe
  • Q825116_WXP_SP2_x86_ENU.exe
  • WindowsXP-KB839643-x86-ENU.EXE
  • IE6.0sp1-KB867801-x86-ENU.exe
  • q824463.exe
  • WindowsMedia-Q828026-x86-ENU.exe
  • WindowsMedia9-KB830414-x86-ENU.exe
  • WindowsMedia9-KB817885-x86-ENU.exe
  • wm816044.exe
  • WindowsMedia-KB832353-ENU.exe
  • WindowsMedia9-KB837272-ENU.exe
  • NDP1.1-KB824629-X86.exe
  • WMP9-MP3Encoding.reg


Version number 4.6.24
Operating systems Windows XP
Website AutoPatcher
License type Freeware
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