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I'm not the only one

Posted in General at Friday, October 15, 2004 3:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Looks like the Windows update reboot happened to another blogger besides me. Funny, Scoble defends Windows Update saying:

When our customers are in severe danger of getting hit by criminals, you really need to make sure you get your machine patched.

Come on! My machine is sitting behind a firewall along with quite a few other machines. I've been maintaining them for years and now suddenly Microsoft can decide to reboot my machine because I'm in “severe danger”? I disagree. Microsoft assumes I'm in severe danger and assumes I don't know how to maintain my own machine. Windows update is getting dangerously close to the definition of a computer virus:

A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.

Rebooting my computer was definitely against my wishes. However, since I've allowed the updater to run I guess I'm to blame.

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Friday, October 15, 2004 3:41:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Good to hear from you, Bryant! How is the baby coming along?
Friday, October 15, 2004 3:52:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Good to hear from you as well. The baby appears to be coming along pretty well as my wife is popping out quite a bit. Three months to go!
Friday, October 15, 2004 7:25:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I totally agree with you Bryant. That reboot thing is just plain wrong! For some reason, it hasn't happened to me yet. So as soon as I read your post yesterday I changed the setting so it only downloads them, but the only notifies me instead of installing.
<br>I leave VS.NET open all the time when I leave my PC. I'd hate to loose some work because of a reboot - so thanks for the heads up!
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