Automatic Update Hell

September 22, 2009

A lot of software that gets installed on your PC does that automatic update thing. (Yes Windows Included) And of course many newer software installations quietly upgrade other things in the background.

I hate that.

Here are two reasons!

1) Spent two hours trying to fix a laptop because a Microsoft freebie tool upgrade updated a part of Windows that now causes a multi-function print device to blow up.

So, we have to hope a newer version of the print driver and software comes out some day

2) My own machine updated to the Java Run time Edition 6 for an installation of another piece of software

Of course – it has blown up a device that only works with the version 5 of the Java Run time Environment.

You ever tried searching a vendor web site for older versions of software???

Ha!

Sorry – Rant is now Off!

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