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Microsoft Update Controversy Reignited

IT people love to be in control of their own machines. You're not going to spend years becoming an expert only to have someone else tell you how to run your PC. And if you've taken steps to set things up a certain way, and it gets changed anyway, why them's fightin' words!

This September, the WindowsSecrets Web site broke the news that Windows Automatic Update was updating files even if the user specifically blocked those updates.

Now the boys from WindowsSecrets have a new scoop -- apparently OneCare is doing the exact same thing! Not only that, but the Microsoft security service will automatically reboot your machine. Of course, XP has been doing that to me for years!

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/29/2007 at 1:15 PM


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