Re: Windows update changes my settings
> * From the customer logs that we received, we found that none of
the updates released as
> part of the October security release have made any changes to users’ AU settings. In fact,
> in the logs we reviewed, AU in all cases was set to “install updates automatically” prior
> to the October security release.
> * I want to stress that the Windows Update client does not change AU settings without
> user’s consent. However, AU settings can be set or changed in the following scenarios:
> o During the installation of Windows Vista, the user chooses one of the first two
> recommended options in the “Out of Box Experience” and elects to get updates automatically
> from Windows
> o The user goes to the Windows Update Control Panel and changes the AU setting manually
> o The user goes to Security Center in Windows Vista and changes the AU setting
> o The user chooses to opt in to Microsoft Update from the Microsoft Update web site
> o The user chooses to opt in to Microsoft Update during the installation or the first
> run experience of another Microsoft application such as Office 2007
> If you believe that your AU setting changed, and none of the scenarios above apply to you,
> please contact support so we can help determine what may have prompted the changes.
> Nate Clinton
> Program Manger
> Microsoft Update
In the US, you can contact support here:
MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> I just turned on my computer and the windows update downloaded all
> recommended and important updates. I HAD the settings for windows
> update set that I could view and download the ones I wanted only.
> Well, after it downloaded all the updates I had not specified, I lost
> all of my husband's email and settings on his user site. Thank God
> for system restore. After I restored I checked the windows update
> again and yes, it had changed back to automatically installing
> updates. Does anyone have this problem? Vista seems to have a mind
> of it's own here and it is frustrating not to have my settings stay
> put. Any advise? Thanx!