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Originally posted by burntheships
Reports are coming in that Windows XP and Vista are, in some cases, installing updates at system shut down on systems where they are configured to ask for permission first!
The forced-install behavior has been witnessed at least three times by Windows Secrets editors, but Microsoft says its procedure for Automatic Updates hasn't changed in the last 10 months.
The behavior seems to occur only if a Windows user has Automatic Updates configured to "download updates but don't install them" or "notify me but don't install them." If updates are scheduled to occur automatically, with no notice to users, the silent installation of updates would be expected.
? Has anyone noticed this happening on thier system with Windows?
my efforts have done no good whatsoever. When I go into the settings, they are as I left them, but completely disregarded. It will also update anytime it likes. My computer is pretty fast generally, but not when microsoft is downloading -no-telling-what---that I don't want.
I notice when things "slow down", a while later I get the message "updates completed....please restart your computer".
PERSONAL COMPUTER my derriere.
I guess Bill Gates knows whats best for us too.