Do you like Automatic Updates feature in Windows?

I looked at Windows Automatic Updates feature to see how we can come up a nice design for Update Center in GlassFish. Like other products (Apple's and Google's Updaters) windows also shows the latest available updates with all the details. A sample updates windows looks like the following:

Microsoft identifies each update with an ID like KB918899 etc along with giving a long description about the update and the link to get more information. I am assuming the ID KB918899 is the knowledgebase article number rather than update ID. Lot of updates have variable sizes. For example KB918899 is mentioned as 1.5 MB - 4.4 MB. I rather want to see the exact size/maximum size of the update or atleast more explanation. I rather also want to see the updates be classified into categories - like Security Updates, Funcationality Updates (bugs) etc. I clicked on the "Change automatic updates settings" to look at the preferences menu. A sample preferences looks like the following:

I liked preferences menu better than Google's Updater for the following reason. Rather than showing 3 preferences ( Auto Download and Install, Notify and OFF) Microsoft has 4 preferences (Auto Down and Install, Auto Download and Notify, Just Notify and OFF). Google gives an option to user, so he can either allow or disallow collection of statistics. Microsoft does not give this option to user. It collects these statistics anyway. However Microsoft clearly states what kind of statistics it is collecting and why? I never saw such details from Google. Here is Microsoft's statistics collection policy:

Microsoft does not attempt show the installed software updates in the Automatic Updates menu. In GlassFish we also want to give similar 4 option preference menu to the users. If any comments or ideas on this subject please email to dev@updatecenter.dev.java.net. Thanks for reading.
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