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[img]http://i47.tinypic.com/2afzzw3.png[/img]
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Huh?
Restart PC after a game install?
Since When?

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Lol! Isn't that one of those torrent specials? LMAO!
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Like it's a big deal, 30 seconds to a minute, time to get up and stretch some

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Most of the time games and programs will say that but then work just fine without a reboot.

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Unless it runs as a service in the background, I don't see why a game install would require a reboot.

Some pet peeves:

1. Software that requires access to the net in order to complete an install.
2. Software that brings up a webpage at the end of an install.
3. Software that requires a reboot of your computer before completing an install.
4. Software that needs net.framework in order to run.
5. Software that looks for updates even when you disable updates.

Games that won't run on my old IBM Netvista S42 with a GeForce 6600 video card!
(I'm going to be buying a really new system after the new year, if my plans all work out.
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maybe that patch updated the Directx or something ?

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[quote name='z0phi3l' timestamp='1355721677' post='595397286']
Like it's a big deal, 30 seconds to a minute, time to get up and stretch some
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Under 10 seconds with SSD and Win8.
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The game does install .NET and a few other things, but usually when something tells me to reboot I just ignore it and launch anyway.
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[quote name='Xahid' timestamp='1355724840' post='595397352']
maybe that patch updated the Directx or something ?
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Quite a few games do that, and never seem to actually require a reboot.

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It's most likely just a safe guard, to ensure that if anything loaded any data into memory, that it'll be cleared before starting (So something like a DirectX update, it wouldn't like old + new versions in memory at the same time, etc.)

[quote name='Lo Tec' timestamp='1355721497' post='595397280']
Lol! Isn't that one of those torrent specials? LMAO!
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Uh, no. It's just the normal version of the game now.

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[quote name='The_Decryptor' timestamp='1355734550' post='595397514']
It's most likely just a safe guard, to ensure that if anything loaded any data into memory, that it'll be cleared before starting (So something like a DirectX update, it wouldn't like old + new versions in memory at the same time, etc.)


Uh, no. It's just the normal version of the game now.
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Was just joking. Bad joke.

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Admittedly annoying, although taking, cropping, and posting that image probably took more time than a reboot :p
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[quote name='compl3x' timestamp='1355811792' post='595400212']
Admittedly annoying, although taking, cropping, and posting that image probably took more time than a reboot :p
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Alt+PrintScr -> Ctrl+V -> Save As.. -> tinypic.com

:D

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1355733557' post='595397496']


Under 10 seconds with SSD and Win8.
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About 10 seconds with SSD and Win7.
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[quote name='Lord Method Man' timestamp='1355812336' post='595400220']
Alt+PrintScr -> Ctrl+V -> Save As.. -> tinypic.com
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yeh so in other words faster to restart

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[quote name='Slammers' timestamp='1355816089' post='595400260']
yeh so in other words faster to restart
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No, and the time to restart isn't the point. Geez you people are uptight.
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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1355733557' post='595397496']
Under 10 seconds with SSD and Win8.
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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1355814956' post='595400248']
About 10 seconds with SSD and Win7.
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There's more to a restart than simply boot time. You've also got the time you have to take to save anything that may need saving in apps you currently have open, then you got to close those, and then wait for windows to finally unload and shut down.
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[quote name='Blackhearted' timestamp='1355817166' post='595400274']



There's more to a restart than simply boot time. You've also got the time you have to take to save anything that may need saving in apps you currently have open, then you got to close those, and then wait for windows to finally unload and shut down.
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Yeah true, I guess some people may have been in the process of creating some art masterpiece in Photoshop, while writing their biography in MS Word, then like... oh, I almost forgot to install my new game, better git er done. lol. Oh damn, I gotta restart now, and I had all that other stuff on the go too. lol!!
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[quote name='LUTZIFER' timestamp='1355818290' post='595400288']
Yeah true, I guess some people may have been in the process of creating some art masterpiece in Photoshop, while writing their biography in MS Word, then like... oh, I almost forgot to install my new game, better git er done. lol. Oh damn, I gotta restart now, and I had all that other stuff on the go too. lol!!
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Just because you don't multitask doesn't mean others don't as well.
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[quote name='Blackhearted' timestamp='1355819007' post='595400292']


Just because you don't multitask doesn't mean others don't as well.
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I do, I was only trying to be funny or sarcastic, something like that. So just add another 5 to 10 seconds for saving/closing apps. No big deal.
Besides, like the screenshot displays, you do have the option to NOT restart at that given time, like any other program installation or updates.

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[quote name='Lord Method Man' timestamp='1355812336' post='595400220']
Alt+PrintScr -> Ctrl+V -> Save As.. -> tinypic.com

:D
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ok you deserve that reboot for not knowing about snipping tool!
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Try installing Battlefield 2 from the original retail package.

If you don't know : It asks you for a Name & Company (seriously - it won't continue until you enter both), AND a reboot when it's finished.

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Unless it is a driver update or a windows update. Does anyone actually restart their PC when an application tells them to?
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[quote name='Slammers' timestamp='1355816089' post='595400260']


yeh so in other words faster to restart
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Not really, especially after you add in the time to close down all your apps and restart them back to where you were.

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