Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
Do these settings reset when you restart the computer other than after updates?
Thank you very much for your fast answers!
About the restart, its a reasonable assumption to make, but I'd say not:
While I must admit that I don't check those settings every time i reboot the computer, this settings change would have had to occur - in a noticeable way - more than 3 times in ~5 months, as there were many more updates published by Microsoft in that time frame.
Hence, if this got reset every time i reboot my system, pretty much every one of Microsoft's updates would have had to get installed in the fully automatic manner, which they did not.
I did not count the updates, but I think there were at least 30-40 individual updates from Microsoft in 2011, ignoring that some updates contain multiple patches. Counting every patch individually would probably raise the count beyond 50 or more, but a multiple patch release wouldn't increase the count of reboots.
Out of all those updates, only 3 got installed in automatic mode. All others I did manually as per my settings.
Based on this, I'm still thinking that each time, the previous to last update was responsible for the changed settings, but I'm only guessing.
I just checked on updates that I had hidden (one update had a bad rep about causing problems, windows life and silverlight installs which looked like disk space hogs, 2 others were for media center which I don't even have (I think?), and the last one about browser choice on 64bit systems, which I can't remember why I refused that one, I'll install that one now) So the good news is, that updates/programs I had declined to install were not auto-installed.
Do you know off the top of your head, a filter I could use in the windows event viewer that would let me filter out that update settings change?