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    Windows update inevitably shuts down windows? (XP)

    Hi,
    last week, a friend of mine was playing on the internet when he (and at least two friends of his at the same time) got a message which appeared to be from Windows telling them they got an update and windows shut down in three minutes. He didn't get any way to cancel or get around the 'event' so could only save what he could & then see how his laptop shut down.
    One of his friends trusts this being a (automatic) Windows Update and referred to this page he found, which discusses an Update released that same day:Update for Windows XP (KB900485).
    Now... personally I've never heard of windows updates leaving you no choice to see and watch your computer 'die and resurrect' and would consider that quite some security issue on itself.
    So I wonder... do they probably have some virus/... installed playing games with them? Or is this just yet another hole in my knowledge that needs to be updated?
    Hasse

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    Re: Windows update inevitably shuts down windows? (XP)

    No, it is not a virus. This is Automatic Windows Update feature. To avoid saving all open documents in a hurry, change Automatic Updates settings:

    - Open Automatic Updates (from Control Panel or Start | Run, type WUAUCPL.CPL and hit Enter)

    - Choose an option "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them". Click Apply, OK.

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    Re: Windows update inevitably shuts down windows?

    Thanks for the info [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img].

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