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  1.    28 May 2016 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    The reboot is needed to update the registry.
    Actually, no reboot is necessary to update the registry. The reboot is necessary to replace files that are in-use at the time the application is installed (such as with a newer version).

    Some apps always say you have to reboot, even though they've done nothing that requires it. Some apps are smart and only reboot if it is actually needed. It's hard to know which kind of app you're installing, so it's usually best to just reboot.

    With Windows System updates, if it says a reboot is required, then it's generally the smart kind. It knows what it's done, and it knows if you need to reboot. However, you can typically continue using Windows and let the automatic reboot happen at 3am or whatever time you specify, or simply just wait until you shut down for the day. Be aware, though, the issue the update is fixing may not be fixed until the reboot occurs.
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  2.    28 May 2016 #12
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 115
    Win 7,8.1 ,10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Actually, no reboot is necessary to update the registry. The reboot is necessary to replace files that are in-use at the time the application is installed (such as with a newer version).

    Some apps always say you have to reboot, even though they've done nothing that requires it. Some apps are smart and only reboot if it is actually needed. It's hard to know which kind of app you're installing, so it's usually best to just reboot.

    With Windows System updates, if it says a reboot is required, then it's generally the smart kind. It knows what it's done, and it knows if you need to reboot. However, you can typically continue using Windows and let the automatic reboot happen at 3am or whatever time you specify, or simply just wait until you shut down for the day. Be aware, though, the issue the update is fixing may not be fixed until the reboot occurs.
    Pretty much, I had it on automatic reboot but it was not rebooting since the computer goes unused for 4 or 5 hours aday LOL. I got it set to notify. So I'll just have to reboot it when I can.
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