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: Questionable source...
by shardservant on Thu 12th Jan 2006 17:51 UTC in reply to "Questionable source..."
shardservant
Member since:
2006-01-12

Actually, it is true.

If you are curious about my credentials, go to my web site at http://www.townisp.com/~arobert

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RE[2]: Questionable source...
by Celerate on Fri 13th Jan 2006 01:39 in reply to "RE: Questionable source..."
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

I can confirm that it's true, it happened to one of our machines.

I'm getting frustrated at how many people are ignorant enough to think that just because it didn't happen to them means it must not have happened at all.

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RE[3]: Questionable source...
by tomcat on Fri 13th Jan 2006 02:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Questionable source..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I can confirm that it's true, it happened to one of our machines.

Unfortunately, there's no way to corroborate what you're saying. I tried it. WU asked me whether I wanted to install and reboot. No repro. Frankly, I have no way of knowing whether (1) you're lying, (2) you're incompetent (meaning that WU is set to automatically update and you don't realize it), or (3) you're telling the truth.

I'm getting frustrated at how many people are ignorant enough to think that just because it didn't happen to them means it must not have happened at all.

Unless it can be proven with reproducible results, a lot of people are going to conclude that you're just a FOSS axe grinder.

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RE[3]: Questionable source...
by raver31 on Fri 13th Jan 2006 06:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Questionable source..."
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm getting frustrated at how many people are ignorant enough to think that just because it didn't happen to them means it must not have happened at all.

Me too, but then, this proves the theory of "sheep mentality", and gives another example of why the blindly defend Microsoft.

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