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Brian Adams
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      09-28-2007


Looks like this one isn't going away anytime soon, yet another Microsoft
watcher has claimed that "Stealth" updates actually do more harm than good.

Fixes made by Microsoft to installed copies of Windows without the user's
knowledge or permission -- detailed here earlier this month -- at first seemed
alarming but harmless. A story set to appear Thursday in Windows Secrets
newsletter says that's not so.

"We have tested and confirmed that the silent updates actually prevent a
repaired copy of Windows XP from loading the latest patches," Scott Dunn,
associate editor of the weekly e-mailed publication, writes in the article.

Nate Clinton, Microsoft's program manager for the Windows Update program,
couldn't be reached for comment late Wednesday afternoon.



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Gordon
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      09-28-2007
On 2007-09-28, Brian Adams <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> Looks like this one isn't going away anytime soon, yet another Microsoft
> watcher has claimed that "Stealth" updates actually do more harm than good.
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Okay, now what I wish to know, is this because

a) MS is keeping to its form of lauching with many bugs attached
b) Other
c) All of the above

As a matter of principle I always will put inconvience ahead of behind the
sceens stuff, if and only if, to not lead them into temptation.
 
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