Is there some software on windows that can do automatic unattended upgrades? Much like unattended-upgrades on ubuntu or a version of Secunia PSI that not only notify you but also does an upgrade?

Edit: To clarify, I'm looking for a solution that both do system upgrade and installed software upgrade. Much like on Android or Ubuntu with unattended-upgrades

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    Upgrades of what? Windows Update will do something like this, but will require reboots (for example). – ChrisF Jan 13 '11 at 21:44
  • What ChrisF said. If you mean Windows Updates, they already can do this... – Shinrai Jan 13 '11 at 22:01
  • I think grm means everything, OS, programs etc. like it does in Ubuntu. I doubt there is, doing that sounds like the perfect storm on a Windows box. – Moab Jan 13 '11 at 23:54
  • @moab yes, I mean everything. Like "automatic update" on android and unattended-updates on ubuntu. I like to keep all machines updated with as little effort as possible. – grm Jan 14 '11 at 6:43
  • @ grm, please edit your original post to include this information. – Moab Jan 14 '11 at 15:32

After googling a bit (I look for something like that as well) I found


Looks promising but the List of supported apps is quite small :(

I think I'll give Getit a chance which Tobias suggested, see above.

TechTracker looks promising, too. Wanted to test this since some time but never found the time.

Secunia or FileHippo maybe of interest for you as well.

Finally you can build your own repository using InstallPad

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It's generally not possible to do Windows Updates with anything else than Windows, not to my knowledge anyway. That's not bad news per se: Windows Update generally works well for Windows and Microsoft applications, so just leave it alone and do it's thing.

So, while there's no unified package management for Windows like there is for *ix operating systems, there are package management systems for Windows. Wikipedia has a list of them, and from what I can see, GetIt seems pretty good. You're in for some experimentation, though.

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You can also check these applications:

You may be also interested in recent Lifehacker article:

The Best App Updater for Windows

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See here for a detailed explanation on "How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows?"

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  • Application updates from non-MS vendors are a different matter, though. Its entirely up to the vendors to manage an automatic update process for each application. – quickly_now Jan 17 '11 at 12:09

You may use command-line package manager, Chocolatey, which is much like equivalent to apt-get.

For unattended updated, you may use command:

cup all -y

This is how it looks in action:

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There's also GUI version of the app:

See also:

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