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Lord Method Man    1,613
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+The Evil Overlord    17,774

Huh?

Restart PC after a game install?

Since When?

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Nothing Here    450

Lol! Isn't that one of those torrent specials? LMAO!

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Anibal P    2,015

Like it's a big deal, 30 seconds to a minute, time to get up and stretch some

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Blackhearted    512

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

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darkrats    18

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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Xahid    4,953

maybe that patch updated the Directx or something ?

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Crisp    3,271

Like it's a big deal, 30 seconds to a minute, time to get up and stretch some

Under 10 seconds with SSD and Win8.

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dwLostCat    998

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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SharpGreen    219

maybe that patch updated the Directx or something ?

Quite a few games do that, and never seem to actually require a reboot.

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The_Decryptor    1,105

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.)

Lol! Isn't that one of those torrent specials? LMAO!

Uh, no. It's just the normal version of the game now.

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Nothing Here    450

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.

Was just joking. Bad joke.

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compl3x    6,263

Admittedly annoying, although taking, cropping, and posting that image probably took more time than a reboot :p

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Lord Method Man    1,613

Admittedly annoying, although taking, cropping, and posting that image probably took more time than a reboot :p

Alt+PrintScr -> Ctrl+V -> Save As.. -> tinypic.com

:D

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LUTZIFER    473

Under 10 seconds with SSD and Win8.

About 10 seconds with SSD and Win7.

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Slammers    114

Alt+PrintScr -> Ctrl+V -> Save As.. -> tinypic.com

yeh so in other words faster to restart

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Lord Method Man    1,613

yeh so in other words faster to restart

No, and the time to restart isn't the point. Geez you people are uptight.

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Blackhearted    512

Under 10 seconds with SSD and Win8.

About 10 seconds with SSD and Win7.

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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LUTZIFER    473

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.

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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Blackhearted    512

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!!

Just because you don't multitask doesn't mean others don't as well.

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LUTZIFER    473

Just because you don't multitask doesn't mean others don't as well.

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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Azusa    930

Alt+PrintScr -> Ctrl+V -> Save As.. -> tinypic.com

:D

ok you deserve that reboot for not knowing about snipping tool!

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Raa    1,408

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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Lingwo    489

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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HawkMan    5,164

yeh so in other words faster to restart

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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