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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Win7 beyond End-of-life Notes From The Land of 0Patch

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      • #2358071

        Well, here are a few thoughts on using 0Patch after a few months, for what they’re worth:

        1. No real, irremediable issues so far; two days after installation we had two “Can’t find boot path” failures on boot up, but they resolved themselves on the third try, and have not appeared again in 3 months. I’m not altogether convinced it was 0Patch’s fault, but it was the only real change made before that.

        2. Boot up time from a cold start has increased by about a third on this machine & OS; this is probably due to 0Patch “reloading” itself (and it’s patches) into memory each time the laptop boots up. “7 patches have been applied 26, xxx times!” So says a dialog box.

        Lord knows, with a 5400 RPM HDD (slow as Molasses in Northern Franz Josef Land), this was not a welcome development, but, on the whole, so far, a more than even trade-off between this and paying LSMFT/MSFT $140, and going though the whole turgid rigmarole of fiddling around with validation routines, decoding obscure product keys, chanting by a fire at a crossroads at midnight, and running around the house counterclockwise and touching an object made of wood.

        Not to mention missing all the fun and games MSFT Support provides, what with garbled phone connections, missed appointments, no phone connections at all due to a power outage in India somewhere, some very poor ESL speakers, and support engineers who don’t even know what diagnostic routines your OS iteration is capable of. One guy in particular remotely thrashed my machine in a troubleshooting remote control session, and left quite a pile behind him; I felt like the “Digital Sump Pump” for a week after.

        Anyway, I digress, a habit of the old. I apologize. Summary: 0Patch: for $27 USD, Like the guy said who fell off the Empire State Building as he passed the 50th floor,

        “So far, so good!” 🙂

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", 12GB RAM, Group "0Patch", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations. Linux Mint Greenhorn
        --
        "Civilization is fun! Anyway, it sure keeps me busy["

        -Zippy

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      • #2358081
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        “7 patches have been applied 26, xxx times!” So says a dialog box.

        What other applications were updated beside W7 ?

        I “support” a W7 PC with 0Patch Pro which patch verious apps like Acrobat….

        • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Alex5723.
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          A whole heckuva lot!….and all of Adobe’s nonsense as well.

          I’m using the Pro version (should have said so), so I have the manual, and I did RTFM (I assume you did too-(0Patch User Agent Manual) until my eyes crossed….but there is a dialog box you can invoke called “Patched Applications”; and there is a whole SLEW of stuff it patched…I know you use it (right?), so just look there…patches for Mozilla products, VLC player, MS Malware products, (and a whole heap o’ MS products, .dll’s, .exe’s, etc!), Malwarebytes (!!!!!) patches, on and on.

          It looks like it’s patched this system with a nearly manic degree of thoroughness!

          (Kinda reminds me of my old European drafting teacher….he’d make what looked like a “A” to me and everyone else in the 9th grade class, then a proper drafting “A”, whack the first “A” with a stick and say, “ZISS…is NOT an ‘A'”. Then he’d whack the correct second rendering and say loudly, “ZISS….[whack!] IS an ‘A’!”)

          (We had a very sharp bell curve in that class that year, it was more like a cliff; you either made it or you didn’t. Whew. I still shake at the thought of it, MANY decades ago, but we sure learned how to draft right!)

          Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit ESU, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", 12GB RAM, Group "0Patch", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations. Linux Mint Greenhorn
          --
          "Civilization is fun! Anyway, it sure keeps me busy["

          -Zippy

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      • #2358342
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Every time I get access to the W7 I go over the list of monthly patches and other applications.

      • #2358347
        LHiggins
        AskWoody Plus

        I have 0Patch Pro on my Win 7 laptop, too, and all seems to work fine as well.

        What about on Win 10? Does anyone use it – and can it work alongside the MS patches – or even possibly in place of them?

        • #2358517
          anonymous
          Guest

          No idea, but I would tend to think not. Drop them a line at info@0patch.com ; they’re good to communicate with, support seems good.

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus
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