interesting microsoft point!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    interesting microsoftg point!!!

    first, I can't think of where to put this question, so anybody want to move this thread feel free to do it

    I think this concerns security, as far as eula agreements, and how far someone is allowed to have access to your box once you've signed them...or if you did not sign a new eula per new download

    maybe this is not security, but somewhere else
    definately not the lounge though

    ok;

    when I get the ms critical updates manually from the site, I am required to sign the eula

    BUT

    when I let the box do it automatically, the updates are installed without my signature.

    what do you think?
     
  2. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I think maybe because you are setting it up to do it automatically that you are agreeing to it.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    no, this wouldn't be the case because atuomatic updates are the default setting

    now, if to set up automatic updates required a siggy, that might cover it...(probably not)

    though ms mght contend the original eula for xp covers the download

    no judge would allow this, as it would prove too broad.

    in other words, when you get an auto update, you are not obligated in my opinion in any fasion concerning it, as microsft has given it to you freely without any requirement on your part

    do with it what you will

    imho
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    i think its because any updates from the auto update site are signed drivers meeting your hardware spec, anybody can go to the microsoft download site and install an update thats got nothing to do with there system and screw it up in 1 go, hence the licence warning so ms don't have to help you ;)