Is there any way humanly possible to turn off the auto update? I'm running MPC on a mac mini under bootcamp for portability reasons, and had artnet's loopback adapter die completely after activating the windows 7 pro I'm using. It took hours to correct, as windows didn't like the fact there were multiple gateways on the same box and saw it as a potentially vulnerable to al man in the middle attack so it shut it down.
In this application, windows is an appliance. It's whole purpose is to host MPC and that's it. It's not used for anything else (except this forum and the online help file) and never will be. It'll never be on a public network once it goes in the field and it should act as an appliance. I'm not worried about security updates as there's nothing to secure. It's going to live it's life on a private network and the only thing it's ever going to talk to is a couple iPads running OSC.
My wife's windows 7 imploded after a year of being off the network. MS support informed her that was intentional as they wanted to insure she kept up to date to prevent hackers from getting at her install. She asked them, how could that happen as it's not been connected to any network in over a year, and until it imploded never would be. The logic of this utterly fails me.