c|net notes that MS will inject IE7 as a high-priority update... meaning that unless administrators take steps to head off this particular update, their XP users will suddenly be running the updated, significantly-changed browser — not to mention breaking sensitive web-based applications.
You know, little things like login screens and the whole intranet, not to mention those many external sites which aren’t expecting an avalanche of changes amongst their visitors. Banks & the like, I’m sure you get the idea...
I’m sure that they’re going to justify this as some weird kind of “service”.
It fits their mind-set.