WuMgr: an open source tool to manage updates of Microsoft Products on the Windows OS

WuMgr: an open source tool to manage updates of Microsoft Products on the Windows OS

WuMgr (Update Manager for Windows) is a tool to manage updates of Microsoft products on the Windows operating system. It uses the "Windows Update Agent API" to identify as well as download and install missing updates. It allows the user fine control of updates on modern (Windows 10) operating system versions, comparable to what windows 7 and 8.1 offered. This tool is inspired by the Windows Update Mini Tool, however in contrast to WUMT it is written in .NET instead of C/C++ and it is open source; thus its continued maintenance is ensured.

This tool allows you to easily check the recently installed updated by Windows Update or Windows Store and decide if you want to keep them or remove them easily with the graphical interface:

Manage Windows Updates WuMgr

To build this application, you need to follow these steps.

1. Clone project

The source code of the WuMgr is hosted on Github and can be easily obtained using git:

git clone https://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr

Alternatively, you can simply download the .zip file of the source code from the official repository at Github here.

2. Download .NET Developer Pack 4.6.1

Now, you need to install the .NET Framework Developer pack v4.6.1 as this is the version that targets this application. You can download the developer pack from the official .NET framework website here:

Download .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack

After installing it, you will just need to run the solution file at the root directory of the project in Visual Studio and you will be able to run a debug version of the application:

Visual Studio WuMgr

Click on Start and that's it !

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