See the thread discussing the difficulties some (including me0 have had. click here Stricken when KB951748 autoinstalled. Cured when uninstalled.
Noticed an update was waiting in the wings when switching down this evening and allowed this to happen. Started up again just to check, and sure enough there was no way I could go online at all! Uninstalled yet again and everything back to normal once more.
How can I avoid a repetition of this nonsense in some unguarded moment?
If you access the update via custom rather than express the same update should have a small ticked box beside it. Untick the box and the update details should become grayed out with a further box at the bottom saying - "do not show this update again" - tick it. That should do it.
Having read through today's postings re this update I have not noticed any mention of the annoying problem I am experiencing with it.
It does not appear in 'add or remove', I have restored to 07/07/08, I am able to use the internet but when I shut down I receive the message saying an update is to be installed after hitting the 'shutdown button'. Needless to say, the flaming update is still installing 2 hours later and I have to reset!
If you configure WindowsUpdate via Security Center to "Notify me of new updates but not download or install them" you can, as suggested, click on the yellow icon, select Custom and choose which downloads you will allow; each update's details are displayed when you highlight it.
When you click on Install, a panel will come up that you can tick to ensure that you are no longer notified of the unwanted downloads.