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    Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    Is it just me, or has a recent Windows Update automatically - and unasked - changed the preference of
    "Download the updates for me, but let me choose when to install them"
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    "Automatically download recommended updates, and install them"?

    I have it happen on three PC's so far...

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    Re: Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    I have installed all recent updates on my PC (Windows XP Home / Office XP Pro) and the setting for Automatic Updates hasn't changed. I haven't seen updates occurring automatically at work (Windows XP Pro / Office 2003 Pro) either.

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    Re: Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    I don't see any changes on the PCs at work that I can access. If this is happening at work, did someone push a group policy change?

    Joe
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    Re: Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    Hmmm. That's two of you.

    OK, I guess my gremlins got updated then <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    Then I've got a gremlin too. I nominated to d/l the penultimate batch of updates, then installed via the dialog, as per my set preferences. But the most recent one(s) did it all by themselves.

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    Re: Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    Check the "top story" here to see if there's any connection: You'll get a new Windows Update, like it or not

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    Re: Recent WU changes preferences (XP Pro)

    I'd read that, but that doesn't tie in with what I'm seeing - unless I'm misunderstanding the whole thing.
    <hr>Windows Update may automatically install some executable files, even if you set auto-update configuration to require permission.<hr>
    That, to me, reads that there will be an installation made, even if I've selected to ask my permission first.


    However, what I'm seeing is that my preferred setting, as shown here but the second option:
    <IMG SRC=http://windowssecrets.com/images/wsn/W080814-Windows-Update.gif>
    is changing to the first option - Install updates automatically.

    In other words, it is not a matter of it installing things when I've said not to, it's changing what I've said in the first place!

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