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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I too have a possessed machine...
by mica on Thu 12th Jan 2006 14:01 UTC
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I have two machines, one work station and a test machine, with the same settings as far as automatic update is concerned. As I was working a 'balloon of hate' appeared asking me to download the WMF update; which I did and then went over and did same on the test machine and then set both off to install while I went on working. My workstation kept asking me if I wanted to restart as expected. To which I kept telling it to bugger off as I was busy.
Anyway to cut a long story short when I went back to my test machine that I had been ignoring, to restart it in fact and found it had already done it it's self.

The only major difference between the two is that the test machine runs a checked build of the kernel. (only the kernel though)

I however thought nothing of this at the time!

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