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[5]: Maybe...
by Tom K on Thu 12th Jan 2006 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Maybe..."
Tom K
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2005-07-06

It would be much more reasonable to say this MIGHT be happening under a few rare circumstances, not the outright "Microsoft Installs Patch Without Permission" headline that makes it seem like a 100%-of-the-time occurance.

Knowing how badly f***ed up some people's Windows boxes are, I wouldn't be surprised if this is doing things to them that it shouldn't.

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