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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No automatic reboot here
by Marcellus on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:48 UTC
Marcellus
Member since:
2005-08-26

Same settings, no automatic reboot here.
In fact, I had to wait several days before I found an opportunity to actually reboot.

Windows 2000 Pro SP4 and Windows XP Pro SP2 tried.

I'm guessing that these cases are due to obscurities in the configurations of the affected systems, and not any widespread problem.

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RE: No automatic reboot here
by Karitku on Thu 12th Jan 2006 08:26 in reply to "No automatic reboot here"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Yes, same here. All this news is based on internet rumors that are in my opionion usually pure crap.

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RE[2]: No automatic reboot here
by Celerate on Fri 13th Jan 2006 00:57 in reply to "RE: No automatic reboot here"
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

I believe it happened here on one computer that didn't have the first wmf update installed when the other was released. I was told by a family member who's claim was that her computer did more or less what was reported in the article. I don't know how valid this claim is since the person is honest but also computer illiterate, but since I heard of it before this article was out, and now there is an article about it, I'm inclined to give the article the benifit of the doubt.

Just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it couldn't have happened to someone else.

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