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So, your Start Menu is a mile long, your Add/Remove Programs control panel takes a week to load, and your spouse is getting more annoyed with each successive “new thing” that pops up in the System Tray. Admit it. You’re a download junkie. I know that I am, and that I like to keep everything up to date as much as possible. True geeks stay on the bleeding edge. That’s where this new tool, RadarSync, comes in.


First, RadarSync scans your Windows system for programs which may need updating. It did not take long, even on a large, installation-heavy system like mine. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of programs the scanner recognized, including system drivers.  Once the scan results appeared, I had the opportunity to select which updates to download. Alternately, I had the option to save the list as a software “pack” using RadarSync’s Packzoola service, which is free, for later use. Think of Packzoola packs as custom playlists for software which can be shared. You may view my example pack here.

With two clicks, you can download the installer files for all of your updates. RadarSync states that these updates come directly from the programs’ official servers. The installers are stored in a folder under My Documents, and can be launched or deleted from RadarSync’s interface.

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You even will get a pop-up notice when the installer is available and will be prompted to create a System Restore point. By default, the installers are deleted after 30 days, which can be changed. For the security-conscious, RadarSync has a privacy policy.

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RadarSync makes for a quick and easy way to update Windows programs and system files. You may download it here. It’s compatible with Windows XP and Vista on both 32 & 64-bit platforms.

For variety, here are five more ways to update Windows 5 Ways To Update Your Windows Operating System 5 Ways To Update Your Windows Operating System Read More .

How do you go about updating every piece of application on your computer? Feel free to leave us comments.

  1. jc
    June 1, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Yeah, you definitely want to create a system restore before you install ANY driver file. The deal with drivers is that the guys who make them are small companies in Asia that actually make all the components that make up your computer (not Dell or HP), and they don't always do the best QA. That's why it's a good idea to update your drivers after you get a new computer -- the usually ship with not completely QA'd versions -- and that's why you should set a restore point before you install a driver from anywhere. This issue has nothing to do with Radarsync, which from what i understand is just the vehicle to deliver the driver to you. As for the firewall issue -- try setting your firewall to give permission to radarsync and see what happens.

  2. Shafeeq
    May 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Looks nice. So I went and got it and have been trying to run it on my Toshiba for two days but cant get beyond "Our servers are experiencing excessive traffic" I wonder what this has to do with the existence of a firewall?

    I tried both wireless and wired network, restarted but no joy.

  3. Ross
    May 30, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I tried using this and one of the drivers it installed BSOD'd my computer. I had to use a system restore to get it working because every time it booted up it would BSOD over and over again. I'm sure lots of people have had success with this program and I'm not saying that it's bad but don't skip the "create system restore" just in case.

  4. Asher
    May 29, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Howard: Sorry to hear that. Did you use the reporting mechanism on RadarSync to notify our support team? If you email (support[[AT]]radarsync.com)your log (go to the Advanced Options menu), I'll have someone get back to you on that (I'm on the RadarSync support team).
    At your service,
    Asher

  5. sean
    May 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Really? I tried it and was REALLY impressed. I like the 'Pack' thing even better than the updates. Did u see the website? I went to Tim's pack and then browsed around. Very cool.

  6. Howard Pearce
    May 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    The first reported NEW UPDATE was wrong and was in fact older than what I had installed already

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