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: ooooooooooh
by Resolution on Thu 12th Jan 2006 08:34 UTC in reply to "ooooooooooh"
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Member since:
2005-11-14

but then, read your EULA, Microsoft is in no way ever responsible for a loss in data if you use its systems.

What about if Microsoft was the one who caused the data loss without the user's knowledge or consent? These aren't normal circumstances, and I would be very appreciative if someone were to point out the specific line(s) in the EULA that give Microsoft the right to remotely override your system settings and reboot your machine while it is unattended, which may or may not have resulted in the loss of data.

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RE[2]: ooooooooooh
by Lamego on Thu 12th Jan 2006 08:49 in reply to "RE: ooooooooooh"
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2006-01-12

How did you verify that microsoft changed any setting on your system?
The majority of the posts from people complaining about the reboots shows they never understood their settings.
They always had this policy configured, they realized this particular reboot just because of the media attention around this patch.

Please note that I don't like MS policies at all, but with so much REAL problens from it we could avoid ghosts hunting.

Edited 2006-01-12 08:50

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RE[2]: ooooooooooh
by morgoth on Thu 12th Jan 2006 23:20 in reply to "RE: ooooooooooh"
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2005-07-08

Well, since I'd say that most EULAs are legally enforceable...any judge would have to rule in favour of the complainant in such a situation...but then, given the Sony fracas, and the inability of any government body to take Sony to task for their illegal activities, I don't hold much hope of the ordinary average user's rights being protected by the system. The system now exists to protect the large and rich corporations, not the ordinary people like you and me.

Dave

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