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After an install why ask for a reboot when it doesn't need it?

I just installed divx. It asked me to reboot but I didn't. I played my movie anyway and it worked fine. What's up with that?
Permalink son of parnas 
September 9th, 2006 6:20pm
The rootkit needs a reboot to hide itself properly.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
September 9th, 2006 6:21pm
99% of the time a reboot isn't required under XP, but it doesn't hurt; files may have been locked during install and the reboot will clean them up, and you may find you're using two different versions of DLLs and things like that, so it's always a good idea.
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
September 9th, 2006 6:29pm
I don't think windows needs reboots to discover new codecs at all. Media app may need restarting though. The installer may be the same for many windows versions or something.
Permalink Send private email Rock Hardbuns 
September 9th, 2006 6:31pm
It is windows. It always needs a reboot.
Permalink Peter 
September 9th, 2006 8:39pm
It asked you to reboot for old times sake. Remember Windows 98?
Permalink Funny Bunny 
September 10th, 2006 4:56pm

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