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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Spank my ass and call me Charlie
by Wrawrat on Sat 14th Jan 2006 07:49 UTC
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2005-06-30

I was going to say that it didn't affected me, but I just checked out my laptop and got the surprise that the Automatic Update client downloaded the patch! It did not installed it, but I had set up the updater to notify me for updates, not to download them. Furthermore, I cannot shut down the machine without installing the patch!

Looks like I'm going to disable the feature. I need Windows XP, but I don't need downtime. Quite ironic that I have enabled this feature just a month ago for trying it... Usually, it's turned off.

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