I removed Messenger completely from my system on the day I installed XP.
This is NOT an update, it's a fresh install of an application I DO NOT WANT!
I had no options to select or deselect any updates individually.
Why download all of the files before asking me if I even want the core software?
I don't want IE8, I don't even load IE7... I use IE Tab 2 in Firefox when I need IE compatibility (just for the rendering engine)
I don't want ANY of the WMP CRAP... I have VLC and Media Player Classic installed with my own favorite codec pack.
To FORCE me to download it, even if I can later choose not to install it is WASTEFUL and ARROGANT.
Wasteful of bandwidth I HAVE TO PAY FOR.
Arrogant to think I NEED Software that is commonly attacked and a source of insecurity.
I should get to choose BEFORE it's just downloaded.
It's MY cellular internet bill being affected here.
I am at least happy I was able to select not to install WMP and Messenger components, but it would have been MUCH BETTER if I could have chosen to NOT DOWNLOAD them....
Thanks for wasting my metered bandwidth.....
Edited by BDP, 02 March 2011 - 04:33 AM.