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Patch My PC

PatchMyPC Home Updater is a program for installing and updating other programs.

Notes

Make sure restore points are enabled before running with the option Create Restore Point Pre-update enabled.

It saves its settings in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Patch My PC\Options, and doesn't output all settings into the .ini file.

Optionally install the following as well:

  • K-Lite Mega Codec
  • TeraCopy
  • OBS Studio
  • IrfanView
  • paint.net (FIXME: depending on how affinity goes)

Setup

  • Run PatchMyPC.exe from X:\Apps\PatchMyPC\
  • Options > Cache > <User>\AppData\Local\Temp\
  • Delete the cache folder it created at C:\PatchMyPCUpdates
  • Browsers > Right-click Google Chrome > Disable auto updating for this app
  • Messaging > Right-click Discord > Disable auto updating for this app
  • Sharing > Right-click Dropbox > Disable auto updating for this app
  • Gaming > Right-click Steam > Disable auto updating for this app
  • Following is a list of the preselected programs and their further setup:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework
    • Google Chrome:
    • VLC:
      • FIXME: Go through all the settings
    • WinrRAR:
      • Download and open the 48x36 Classic Theme
      • Copy the licence key file into its install folder
      • Settings > Integration > Context menu items:
        • Deselect both email options
        • Deselect both Open with WinRAR options
    • 8GadgetPack:
      • Right-click Desktop > Gadgets
      • Open 8GadgetPack Tools and:
        • Disable sidebar
        • Enable Win+G shortcut
      • Open the following gadgets and follow their setup:
        • My Weather:
          • Expand Gadget
          • Settings:
            • Set My city
            • Appearance > 3rd, 2nd and 1st options
            • Other > Celsius, Kilometres, and 24h
            • Sunrise / Sunset
        • Network Meter:
          • Options:
            • Network Type > Auto Detect
            • Deselect Auto Detect > Select the correct network interfaces
            • Save IP Address > Off
          • Display:
            • Show Network Interface Name > Off
            • Show Blacklisted IP Ratio > Off
            • Show Speed Test & IP Lookup > Off
            • Show Firewall > Off
            • Show Search > Off
        • All CPU Meter:
          • Display:
            • Show Current Domain/Username > Off
          • Options:
            • Show CPU temperatures > ON (CoreTemp)
        • Drives Meter:
          • Options:
            • Enable display of all local drives
            • Disable all the Low Disk Space Alert options
        • GPU Meter:
          • The displayed options depend on which are detected on the machine
          • If needed, download PC Meter into Program Files, and run, to allow detection of GPU
        • Sticky Notes:
          • Expand Gadget
          • Style > 1 of 6
          • Font > Segoe UI
          • Font Size > 9
        • Top Five:
          • Top Five Mode > Processor
          • Refresh Interval > 3
        • Clipboarder:
          • Expand Gadget
          • Drag the lower border to resize the widget
          • 3 Right-Clicks on the change theme button at the bottom to set the white theme
          • Settings:
            • Elements to save > 100
          • Download and run Disable Clipboard Hotkeys to allow the Win+V and Win+C shortcuts to move current selection
      2018/07/09 10:59 · derek
    • AutoHotkey:
      • Download the AutoHotkey Scripts to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
    • Unlocker
    • Core Temp:
      • Delete the Core Temp shortcut and the Goodgame Empire web shortcut form the desktop
      • Download CoreTemp.ini and place in %PROGRAMFILES%\Core Temp
      • Open Task Scheduler and add an entry to start Core Temp at log on, delayed by 30 seconds, running with highest privileges
      • Run that task
    • MSI Afterburner
    • Avidemux:
      • Requires input during installation
      • Install to C:\Program Files\Avidemux
      • Download Avidemux presets and extract into %APPDATA%\avidemux
    • Discord:
      • Install Discord
      • Settings:
        • Disable Automatically determine input sensitivity
        • Overlay > Avatar size > Small
        • Add Toggle Mute > Right Alt keybind
        • Zoom level 90%
        • Start Minimized
      • Settings:
        • Voice Disconnect
        • Open Plugin Folder then download and copy the following:
        • Ctrl+R to reload Discord
        • Go to plugins settings and enable the plugins
        • Set the Quicksave directory for the Quicksave plugin
      2018/07/23 14:59 · derek
    • Dropbox:
      • Sign in with your Dropbox account
      • Advanced Settings:
        • Selective Sync > Deselect unneeded folders
      • Settings > Preferences:
        • Backups > Share screenshots using Dropbox
    • Steam:
      • Login
      • Setup family sharing from friends
      • Optionally, copy old game install files into new steam folder
      • Settings:
        • Authorize Library Sharing on this computer
        • Add Library folders on other local drives
        • Display Steam URL address bar when available
        • Enable hardware video decoding
        • Allow downloads during gameplay

Update

Run PatchMyPC.exe from X:\Apps\PatchMyPC\ and it will update itself and check the programs it manages for updates, then just install.

win/patch_my_pc.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/15 02:59 by derek