Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:36 UTC, submitted by Resolution
Bugs & Viruses Users of Windows who have set the Automatic Updates option to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them" were surprised to find that the latest WMF patch had overridden these settings and not only installed the patch, but rebooted the machines as well.
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RE: ooooooooooh
by Resolution on Thu 12th Jan 2006 08:34 UTC in reply to "ooooooooooh"
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2005-11-14

but then, read your EULA, Microsoft is in no way ever responsible for a loss in data if you use its systems.

What about if Microsoft was the one who caused the data loss without the user's knowledge or consent? These aren't normal circumstances, and I would be very appreciative if someone were to point out the specific line(s) in the EULA that give Microsoft the right to remotely override your system settings and reboot your machine while it is unattended, which may or may not have resulted in the loss of data.

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