Sneaky Microsoft Update changes settings

The other day (well last week), using my PC at home as usual, I got notification that there was an update for my Vista Premium – I only have it checked for Notification and not to download or install and only for Windows Update.

I checked what the update was for and found that Office Update(I think, maybe, it’s called Microsoft Update)  was enabled and ready to download a tonne of stuff. I checked the Update setting and it had been changed to include all Microsoft stuff (Office) and was set for Full automatic downloads and install – not what I had it before.

It seems that maybe, Microsoft has pushed another (or maybe the same one) Update silently without users permission and it has changed these settings.

Not a nice thing to do Microsoft. I thought it was strange but just set it back to how I want it and forgot about it but now I have read that others are reporting this as well and Microsoft has replied saying  “no, it’s not me”! Too many saying it has happened to just say”not me” I think.

3 Responses to “Sneaky Microsoft Update changes settings”

  1. 1 Doug Rosbury
    October 19, 2007 at 2:41 am

    It seems Microsoft has become a bully. What should be done about it? Let’s help them in their self destructive behavior. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. BOYCOTT.
    Doug Rosbury

  2. October 19, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    maybe that is what should happen. Thanks for the comment.

  3. October 26, 2007 at 5:04 am

    None of this surprises me – it’s all what I’ve come to expect. They keep reinventing stuff that lots of us are already using (remember the RSS thing?).

    That’s why open source is becoming much more important these days.

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