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UCheck 3.2.0.0

Find missing software updates

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 14 May 2019
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Downloads To Date: 996
Developer: Adlice Software
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UCheck
Find missing software updates

UCheck is a portable tool which helps you install popular applications and missing software updates.

The program only supports around 40 packages, but the list does include some big names: 7-Zip, CCleaner, Chrome, Firefox, Flash, GIMP, iTunes, Java, LibreOffice, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, OpenOffice, Opera, Skype, VLC Media Player and more.

UCheck scanned our system, and listed 5 missing updates in a Details pane, including the installed and latest version numbers.

Some applications - 7-Zip, CCleaner - had "Download" and "Install" buttons beside them. Clicking "Download" grabbed the installation file, and hitting "Install" launched it. We then had to work through every step of the installer, as usual.

Larger applications - Java, iTunes, Chrome - only have a "website" button. Hitting this opens your default browser at the download page, but leaves you to find the relevant file, download and install it.

What you don't get in the free version is any form of one-click automated "install everything for me" feature. UCheck alerts you to available updates and makes it easier to find them, but you still have to manage the installation yourself.

On the plus side, UCheck does have an application manager-like "Available" feature. Run it on a new PC and you're able to install supported apps with a couple of clicks. VLC? Download, install. Chrome? Download, install-- and so on. You still can't multiselect apps and install them in a batch, but UCheck will save you a little time, and its one-by-one approach is probably more reliable.

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Verdict:

UCheck locates missing updates reliably enough, and works well as a simple application manager, but the lack of batch processing (in the free version-- you can get it for $13 a year) means it won't save you as much time as some of the competition.

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UCheck

Posted by: Roger, 02 February 2017 21:39

You've posted the portable version, not the installer one!

Petty

Posted by: Roger, 02 February 2017 18:20

Don't see the validity of author's criticisms. Batch updates/installs are dangerous. Easy way to end up with malware or adware or unwanted programs. I like this utility, control of install. Covers a lot of valuable ground.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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