Autopatcher downloading something, but I don't know what.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:02 PM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:29 AM
This is strange to say the least. Start running APUP with logging enabled, the log file lists all scripts and files downloading. One option - dbl-click the 'hit_this...cmd' file in the root folder, this will start APUP with logging - the file (apup.log) will be in the root folder as well. Read Here! for more info. Use spoiler code - see This Post!, the bit at the bottom about Spoiler.
Btw, my opinion always update the release (APUP) and the system (AutoPatcher) locally - don't run 'apup.exe' or 'autopatcher.exe' from a remote location, including external drives.
A few reasonable possibilities - if by chance the machine you downloaded with had another OS (not XP) installed, this OS will be selected, you may have downloaded a Vista or 7 package. Did you select an additional release by accident? During the 'move' or 'copy' process files were corrupted and needed redownloading (I know, sounds far-fetched). I'm only speculating There were 2 additional updates added since Dec. 14th - about 1MB in total. If we had your log file we would know for sure what is downloading.
Look in the root folder - C:\apup - for any .rti files, if you have more than 'xp_sp3_enu.rti' and 'apengine.rti' you downloaded additional releases. Is the release Official, start AutoPatcher, load the releases, while AutoPatcher is open, click About // Release Info, what's listed under Title?
Btw, not all updates will apply to your particular system, there are updates for IE 6, 7, and 8 - as an example. Point being - you may download to your AutoPatcher package files MU/WU wont offer.
Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:29 PM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:41 PM
Btw, thumb drives (or flash) are great and very convenient. I just finished an A+ class, we had to use numerous (portable) utilities, anything you installed or located on the school computers were gone next class, the fix - store em' and run em' from a thumb drive, even OpenOffice worked great.
Now, why APUP has problems with remote locations I honestly don't know, I do think some effort has been made to address this but the programming hasn't happened yet. The good news is proxy support and the ability to remember selections has been added to APUP. AutoPatcher has been updated a bit as well to support Windows 7 and a few other things - with an all voluntary project it's baby steps, you take what you can get and for us long-time users these changes no matter how small or large are very much appreciated.
Anyway, this is why I repeatedly recommend always locate and run both AutoPatcher and APUP from C:\apup - this solves a great number of problems.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:03 PM
Thanks Guitar Mike and have a great Holiday!
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