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Problem ID: 1111939952665276759
Entered by: Ben Simo
Is there a problem here?  

No, I do NOT want to restart my computer now



Where's the "No, I don't want to restart my computer now, but I'm being forced to restart in order to use this program." option?

Don't make me lie to the computer by telling it I want to restart. I want to use the software I just installed. I don't want to restart; I'm being forced to restart.

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4 Comments:

March 9, 2009 at 6:59 AM  
Comment ID: 2311693848806127984
Written by: KeithA45

this... doesn't really seem like an error to me.

March 9, 2009 at 7:53 AM  
Comment ID: 6326463163340757348
Written by: Ben Simo

It bugs me, so I say it is a bug. :)

Seriously, when software requires users to to select an attitude (e.g., "I want") and not just an action, they may become frustrated.

Compare the common Windows installer prompt above to the FireFox restart prompt that shows up after installing add-ins. FireFox simply states that it must be restarted for the changes to take effect and gives the user a RESTART button they can ignore. FireFox does not force the user to select an option stating that they want to restart.

I doubt that many users want to restart. They want to use some software they just installed. Restarting is necessary, but not wanted.

March 9, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Comment ID: 6933005215034586333
Written by: Lambday

it's clearly not a bug.

April 7, 2009 at 1:45 AM  
Comment ID: 2356291006444579733
Written by: Anonymous

Very clear that this is not a bug...
While most of the users wan't to use their newly installed software, there will still be users ho want to do other stuff before using the new software ( install other software, remove certain install files, ...).

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