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 Jezza on Thu 12th Jan 2006 13:12 UTC
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I don't know where I stand on this. I'm normally quite anti-MS, but I'm not a *nix zealot. I can see that this is the only way a LOT of PCs will get patched, the average windows user knows nothing about WindowsUpdate, and the settings are purely defaults. There are others that have tried to avoid SP2 and disabled WU, the only way everyone's going to be rid of this problem is if MS take the initiative and force the update.

If they'd not forced an update, we'd not be writing here about how MS forced us to reboot our machines :o We'd be posting about how awful it was that they were leaving lay-people vulnerable, by not ensuring they install the update.

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