Thanks again for the reply.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> When you click on IE Tools | Windows Update, are you taken to Windows
> website or Microsoft Update website?
This goes to the Microsoft Update website.
> There are some updates (including ones you've approved to be downloaded
> installed) that will only install at shutdown to avoid problems. To
> this any further, we'd need to know what update(s) were downloaded and
> approved for install when you saw this prompt at shutdown?
I never downloaded or installed any updates at all - when this happened on
the first TabletPC I put it down to my doing just that as I had just
setup/configured the machine so I ignored it.
However it then happened to my own TabletPC, XP Desktop and MCE2005 machines
where I definitely did not request any updates whatsoever.
If I go to update history on the Microsoft Update on the TabletPC I see the
latest update listed thus;
Office 2003 / Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (KB943985) v2
This is listed as an Automatic Update
Could this be the one?
The updates prior to the above are dated 13th March and are all listed as
> [The Register article you cited is nothing but FUD and has nothing
> whatsoever to do with your problem. The incident to which the article
> refers happened in late Aug-07 when MS automatically & without notice
> updated the Automatic Updates software included in Windows. When you
> activated Windows, you agreed to allow MS to this. Admittedly, MS did it
> a ham-fisted manner and suffered from the fallout of having done so
> any notice.]
I thought that might be the case but before I asked here I Googled to see if
I could find out more info and from the 'report' it sounded similar to my
There was something else that has happened that I did not want to mention
previously lest it was not connected and I did not want to sound like a
Conspiracy Theorist ;^)
I have had a call from 2 of our Field Techs who are now unable to import
their work into a custom application - the system has worked fine for over a
year and the Automatic Updates are once again configured for 'Notify only'
and I believe they do not have sufficient user rights to take their own
I am half-expecting more calls as we have 10 Techs who use this system but I
did not want to jump to conclusions - it may not be related and I am chasing
this issue with the developer...
The work orders are imported through Outlook as regular email via our custom
application and although it looks like the work has imported it hasn't :-(
We had a similar issue when I updated the TabletPC's - our custom
application lost connectivity with Outlook totally
Anyway I am going to leave that theory out of the equation until I have
Thanks & regards,
> ~PA Bear
> Pheasant Plucker« wrote:
> > Thanks for the replies,
> > Seems like I am not the only one then...
> > AFAIK the update source was not changed - in fact I don't know where I
> > would
> > even find where to alter it and OneCare is definitely not installed on
> > of my machines.
> > Automatic Updates are still set to Notify Only.
> > The TabletPC is working again but I do not know just what was installed
> > and
> > I do not want to install these 'mysterious' updates on anything else
> > in
> > case...
> > I did find this old link but surely MS would not make the same mistake
> > twice - would they?
> > Curiouser & curiouser...
> > Thanks & regards,
> > -=pp=-
> > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:OHqh$u$mIHA.1188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> Was the default update source changed from Windows Update to Microsoft
> >> Update and/or was OneCare installed?
> >> Do you find that Automatic Updates is configured to the Automatic
> >> now?
> >> --
> >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> >> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> >> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
> >> Pheasant Plucker« wrote:
> >>> Hi there,
> >>> One day last week when delivering an XP TabletPC to a customer when I
> >>> went
> >>> to shut it down I noticed the little four-colour shield at the top
> >>> hand corner of the Turn Off button and the notice underneath saying
> >>> 'Click
> >>> Turn Off to install important updates and turn off your computer.
> >>> here
> >>> to turn off without installing updates.'
> >>> Strange since I ALWAYS set Automatic Updates to 'Notify me but don't
> >>> automatically download or install them.'
> >>> Anyway I just shrugged it off because it was a freshly installed
> >>> and
> >>> I thought I must have downloaded them sometime during the
> >>> install/setup/configure process.
> >>> Today I went to reboot my own TabletPC and the same thing happened.
> >>> again it is set to 'Notify Only' and I definitely haven't asked for
> >>> updates to be downloaded. I chose to turn off & install but there was
> >>> sign of just what was being updated and the thing hung after the
> >>> When checking further both my XP desktop and MCE2005 PC's exhibited
> >>> same
> >>> behaviour.
> >>> So...just what is going on? If set to notify only but don't download
> >>> install then surely that is what it should do?