Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2007 14:02 UTC, submitted by tux68
Windows Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users' knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates. Many companies require testing of patches before they are widely installed, and businesses in this situation are objecting to the stealth patching. "Normal behaviour," according to Microsoft.
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RE[3]: Normal behaviour
by richardstevenhack on Fri 14th Sep 2007 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Normal behaviour"
richardstevenhack
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2006-12-30

"The only issue here is that Microsoft should have more clearly disclosed that Windows Update components do update themselves for settings (2) and (3) (that they would update themselves for setting (1) goes without saying). But I'm not sure how to do that in a user friendly manner, because there is such a thing as "too much information" for a normal user to absorb."

Yeah, if you're a clueless Windows user...

Oh, please, this is just ridiculous. What's so damn hard about saying that the Windows Update process will update itself at those 2 settings. It's not rocket science to explain that.

Better yet, it shouldn't do it. What's so hard about putting in a notification system that says you need to update the Windows updater. If you can set the system to notify you only, notify that WU needs to be updated.

Some people just want to bend over backwards to excuse any stupid thing Microsoft does.

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