Yesterday I felt like crap. I haven’t been getting much sleep lately so I decided to call it a night and went to bed early. I think I fell asleep the instant my head hit the pillow. Only to be brutally woken up 2 hours into my nap, by freaked out Ark.
Apparently he decided that someone is hacking us, and that I need to get out of bed and do something. I decided that best course of action would be for me to go back to sleep and for Ark to STFU, but he was not happy with that. Sigh… Apparently he was sitting there watching a movie, when all of a sudden the the 2 windows boxen in the room decided to reboot simultaneously. At that point he was ready to run upstairs to disconnect the cable modem and kill the wireless.
So I dragged myself out of bed, logged in, pulled up the Event Viewer and showed him this:
Apparently Microsoft decided to push one of their mandatory install automatic updates at 3am today. It doesn’t really matter that both machines were set up to “download and then prompt for install”. They still went ahead and did it. Ark was like:
“Dude, they can just remotely reboot your machine like that?”
Yeppers – gotta love Microsoft for that. This is one of those friendly reminders that you don’t really own a windows box. You lease it from Bill Gates, and he is the one who can decide when it is best to install OS upgrades – not you. Funny how that works, eh?
But this is nothing. Just wait to see what Vista will be able to do without your permission!
[tags]windows, windows updates, xp, security updates, microsoft, forced reboot, forced updates[/tags]