howtogeek — 2014-07-26T00:45:47-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31204/why-do-application-installs-make-you-reboot-and-close-other-apps/
It’s happened to everybody at some point—you go to install a new application, and Windows tells you to reboot first. Or reboot after. Or it asks you to close out of every other application first. Why does it do that?
michaeltunnell — 2014-07-27T14:44:24-04:00 — #2
Linux doesn't make you do this.
jeorge_kabbi — 2014-07-28T03:31:06-04:00 — #3
DLLs were invented to save hard drive space via sharing of DLL bits between applications. i think we are way past those days. we have plenty of hard drive and memory space we dpn't need to share those. from a programming stand point DLLs are useful because different parts of a program can be written and compiled by different programmers. no problem just make all the DLLs in the same directory of the program , the program will become self contained far easier to install ,backup and repair.
pcfreak — 2014-07-30T02:10:00-04:00 — #4
As far as I know, if an application (e.g. when updating itself) deletes a service, the service can only be marked for deletetion. So the final delete will take place after reboot. This is why sometimes a reboot is necessary. Of course this is by design with Microsoft Windows operating systems.
system — 2014-08-05T00:45:52-04:00 — #5
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