Microsoft denied "Automatic updates changes"

Microsoft Corp. today denied that its software had arbitrarily changed Windows Vista's update settings, and instead said users were responsible for the modifications that generated claims of unauthorized patch installs.Reacting to reports that first surfaced last Friday, a program manager for Windows Update said today that an investigation had turned up no evidence the Oct. […]

Microsoft Corp. today denied that its software had arbitrarily changed Windows Vista's update settings, and instead said users were responsible for the modifications that generated claims of unauthorized patch installs.

Reacting to reports that first surfaced last Friday, a program manager for Windows Update said today that an investigation had turned up no evidence the Oct. 9 security fixes had switched settings in Vista's Automatic Updates.

"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 [Automatic Updates] settings," said Nate Clinton in a post to a company blog. "In fact, in the logs we reviewed, AU in all cases was set to 'install updates automatically' prior to the October security release."

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