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Question - software install, necessary to reboot computer?

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    If the software being installed affects an integral part of the operating system then a restart is required. For example a new kernel for the operating system.

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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    There is a point for restarting computer after a program installs, if computer shuts off or blocks up, some things may not be set properly yet and program would not work after. It boils down to quality of programing and installer used for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    In the past rebooting after an install was pretty much mandatory. While the need for that is much reduced it is still a good idea. A properly designed installer will warn you if a reboot is necessary but three are many installers in use that are not well designed. Some developers use their own installer and it may not have been adequately tested. Unfortunately the installer is often little more than an afterthought and does not receive the attention it warrants.
    But is it really that common nowadays for an installer to not properly complete the install, and be silent about whether or not a reboot is required? While I'm sure it was very common in the past, I feel like this "problem" should have been figured out by now.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Dec 2016 at 08:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarv0 View Post
    But is it really common nowadays for an installer to not install something properly (unless of course it asks for a reboot)?
    Any answer I could give would be purely anecdotal but nonetheless for what it's worth I've never had any issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarv0 View Post
    But is it really common nowadays for an installer to not install something properly (unless of course it asks for a reboot)?
    Any answer I could give would be purely anecdotal but nonetheless for what it's worth I've never had any issue.
    I was editing my post while you quoted it (wanted to word the question better). Anyways, thanks for the input.
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Dec 2016 at 08:52.
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