Quote:> A thought; you may need Administrator account permissions to amend
> Autoupdate settings.
Yeh, the account I'm using has Admin rights,
but is not the Admininstator account...
I may start up in Safe Mode and go there
Also may re-enable Auto Update temporarily, reboot,
then disable it again. Maybe that'll flush all the turds
down the toilet.
> > There's obviously something peculiar about yr setup, I have autoupdate
> > to notify prior to updating. It also only functions on critical updates,
> > certainly not on Driver updates, which in any case I would be extremely
> > unlikely to download from MS
> > I seem to recall it is possible to uninstall the autoupdate feature, you
> > be advised to uninstall then reinstall.
> > > > Cancel the wizard
> > > Good thought, but it just starts right back up again.
> > > And endlessly retries unless I kill my Internet connection.
> > > At which point it *es and tries to make me feel guilty
> > > by threatening me about hardware that may not work correctly.
> > > I want the wizard DISABLED PERMANENTLY.
> > > If it's going after a small driver, and I don't catch what's going on,
> > > the damm driver gets downloaded & installed before I know what's
> > > happened, possibly ruining ALL the troubleshooting
> > > progress I may have made up to that point.
> > > > > Posted this on the XP General NG, but got no suggestions
> > > > > other than to pull the network connection when
> > > > > playing with my hardware. So, take a crack at it.
> > > > > There's GOTTA be a way to turn this off!
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > > Been trying to figure out why my Radeon
> > > > > won't drive the DVI input on my Samsung 191T.
> > > > > This requires a lot of uninstalling of ATI drivers.
> > > > > When I reboot after an ATI uninstall, I get the
> > > > > "New Hardware Found-VGA compatible" AND THEN
> > > > > Windows proceeds to download whatever old version
> > > > > of the Radeon drivers MS has on their website. I can
> > > > > see what's happening on my WinProxy status window.
> > > > > I have to kill the connection in my proxy server to
> > > > > keep this from happening.
> > > > > Automatic Updates are COMPLETELY disabled-
> > > > > all the options are greyed-out in the tab. I haven't
> > > > > been able to find any options to turn off this BAD
> > > > > behavior...downloading a driver off the Internet,
> > > > > even if it's from MS's site,
> > > > > and then installing it WITHOUT NOTIFYING ME
> > > > > is COMPLETELY unacceptable behavior and makes
> > > > > hardware troubleshooting a bigger pain in the ass
> > > > > than it already is...
> > > > > There had BETTER be some way to turn this off.
> > > > > <end of rant>