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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by suryad on Thu 12th Jan 2006 20:09 UTC
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Didnt happen to me. I always disable the automatic updates. Common sense. I decide what gets put on my computer. I decide if I will patch my computer. Not MS. So I go once a month on patch tuesday to MS update service and get my machine up to date. Not really hard. And not something one forgets to do.However I do see MS's reasoning behind this as crappy as it may be in reality. MS wanted to get this flaw fixed especially since it has been around since Windows 3.0!!! But maybe MS should have had a check...if the system processor is not being used or the hard drives are not spinning with I/O or the NIC card is not being used...or other scenarios then reboot. Something nicer than people getting their data fubared.

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