Automatic updates and its unreasonable and unfair restarts

Hi,

I have Windows 7 with automatic updates on. What really frustrating to me is that whenever I am working on my computer, the windows update decides to restart my computer, terminating all applicationswithout warning or notification to my knowledge. Due to this, my documents in Word were closed down without saving and everything I had on the desktop were terminated. It was a force restart and the computer did that automatically without my knowledge. It is very frustrating and I think that whoever designed it this way is not intelligent. This type of design in the system is flawed and should be fixed immediately. I should have complete control over my computer, not Windows having control over me. I should be able to control or postpone the restart, but the computerdid not ask me that at all, it just restarted without warning. I am furious by this and would like to know if there is a solution. I switched the settings, now, to "download updates but only I select which to install".

Even with the automatic installation of updates settings on, the computer should ask me if I would like to restart now or later, it should not automatically restart.

Thank you for your time.

-------------Problems Reply------------

• Microsoft Update Product Team Blog: Windows Update and Automatic Reboots
http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2008/10/02/windows-update-and-automatic-reboots.aspx

• Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Change-how-Windows-installs-or-notifies-you-about-updates

If you select the Download updates but... option, no updates will install without your Approval.


~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft
I have automatic updates on just as a test on several machines and it
always warns you that it's going to reboot. Also what version of Office
do you have as the later ones do save what you are working on.

This is now Wednesday, can you look in your windowsupdate.log file in
c:\windows and see when the reboot was scheduled? If you don't
understand the log file email it to me at sbradcpa-at-pacbell.net

I have automatic updates on just as a test on several machines and it
always warns you that it's going to reboot. Also what version of Office
do you have as the later ones do save what you are working on.

This is now Wednesday, can you look in your windowsupdate.log file in
c:\windows and see when the reboot was scheduled? If you don't
understand the log file email it to me at sbradcpa-at-pacbell.net

Im sorry but this is not the case. I would have thought the same myself having been running window products for years and an MSDS subscriber and beta tester. I was not 5 minutes ago exposed to this issue. I also had the web browser up and working on an excel spreadsheet and windows update shut everything down and rebooted to install updates without warning when Im accustomed to getting a warning pop up on the lower right desktop. This time the only warning I got was watching the applications close as I was working in the thinking my laptop just bit the dust until I get to the log off screen and then get the prompt, windows is installing updates, do not turn off your computer.

Two were office 2007 updates

KB2284654, security update KB2288621

Security update for windows 7 X64 KB2347290

Malicious software removal tool x64 KB890830

IE 8 for x64 KB2398632

While I am sure it is desired to receive the warning this instance there was no warning so MS needs to have a look at this!

Automatic updates is now disabled on all my machines. I would rather set a remider to run updates manually once a week so I dont face getting my desktop yanked from under me in the middle of working.

• Microsoft Update Product Team Blog: Windows Update and Automatic Reboots
http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2008/10/02/windows-update-and-automatic-reboots.aspx

• Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Change-how-Windows-installs-or-notifies-you-about-updates

If you select the Download updates but... option, no updates will install without your Approval.


~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

Can you post me your windowsupdate.log file at c:\windows?

My email address is sbradcpa-at-pacbell.net

I've not seen this on PCs that I have under my control, so please I'd

love to look at your windowsupdate.log file to research what is going on.

I have just experienced this same problem. My new laptop (purchased 2 days ago) just restarted itself, as I was working on it, with no warning whatsoever.

The exact same thing happened yesterday as well. On both occasions, Windows Update was the reason for the restarts.

Susan - I've just emailed you my windowsupdate.log file to look at. I've now disable Windows Update from automatically installing updates.

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