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Windows 8 Puts End to Endless Reboots

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    Windows 8 Puts End to Endless Reboots


    Microsoft yesterday promised that a feature it's added to Windows 8 will put a stop to endless reboots.

    Unlike earlier versions, Windows 8 will automatically call up a new menu with repair and recovery options when the software sniffs out problems getting the machine to boot or the OS to load properly.

    In a post to the Building Windows 8 blog Tuesday, Chris Clark, a program manager with the user Experience team, described new tools embedded in the operating system designed to step in when a PC reboots more than twice because of problems
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    Windows 8 Puts End to Endless Reboots | PCWorld

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Would be nice also if after "Unattended" update that Windows didn't also have to re-boot.

    If you are logged on to a remote comuter it's not nice having this machine to re-boot at some unspecified hour while you are working.

    !!

    It should only be necessary to re-boot in exceptional circumstances.

    Look how many Linux servers can get updates without having to re-boot --I've got one server tha hasn't been re-booted for nearly 6 months -- and I've applied updates several times.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Hello Jimbo,

    This should help with that so that you can restart when you like instead.

    Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Would be nice also if after "Unattended" update that Windows didn't also have to re-boot.

    If you are logged on to a remote comuter it's not nice having this machine to re-boot at some unspecified hour while you are working.

    !!

    It should only be necessary to re-boot in exceptional circumstances.

    Look how many Linux servers can get updates without having to re-boot --I've got one server tha hasn't been re-booted for nearly 6 months -- and I've applied updates several times.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That may be coming in Windows 9 or so, Depending on if Microsoft actual does move to a microkernel.
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    "More than twice in a row because of problems." Meh. So in other words, rebooting due to installs/uninstalls is still business as usual.
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    Sometimes I think these authors are a little overzealous with saying the operating system itself is an underlying problem.

    "Because the failover kicks in after Windows 8 detects two consecutive reboots, theoretically the new OS should be immune to the endless rebooting that has dogged XP, Vista and Windows 7."

    I've never experienced it so therefore it is not a problem inherent to any of the operating systems, but rather as I always say, it is due to user error.

    I think maybe one time when I had Vista it endless rebooted but that was my own user error fault for going to safe mode when Windows Update needed a reboot to a normal mode desktop instead. I fixed it shortly somehow though.
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