OK, I’m a few weeks late, but I’ve just realised that microsoft has effectively killed Autopatcher (autopatcher.com) in its current form.
I’ve found Autopatcher to be absolutely fantastic, when I need to reinstall XP (or do a fresh install), as it has saved me many gigabytes of downloads over the years.
Luckily, Antonis Kaladis is now looking at a way to resurrect autopatcher, so that microsoft cannot threaten autopatcher.
I just find it absurd that MS would move to prevent people from downloading Autopatcher, as it actually helps keep people “addicted” to windows… without it, Linux becomes an increasingly tempting alternative.
Even if a new autopatcher doesn’t materialise, the current Autopatcher has around 3 years worth of updates (and other useful extras), so I’ll be keeping and using my copy for a long time to come!