Windows Update automatically changing user settings (again)

Did you notice a change in your Windows Update setting on your Vista or XP machine? This might explain things...

Windows Update automatically changing user settings (again)
October 12th, 2007
Posted by Mary Jo Foley @ 8:13

After Patch Tuesday this week (October 9), some Windows Vista users noticed something strange: Windows Update had changed their Automatic Update settings and rebooted their machines automatically without their consent.

The new report comes on the heels of recent complaints regarding Windows Update performing stealth updates on users’ machines who had turned off Automatic Updates. (Microsoft officials subsequently explained that glitch by saying that Windows Update requires self-updating before it is able to recognize that new updates are available. Microsoft promised to be clearer, in the future, in communicating this requirement.)

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