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obermd31-Mar-20 16:30
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I sometimes get nostalgic, remembering that "Made for Windows 95"(*) sticker: To be granted permission to put that on your product (ads, package etc.), there was a set of requirements you had to satisfy. One of them was that installation/uninstallation should not require any restart. This was considered a major step forward - from the DOS days onward, we were used to most software installation requiring a reboot.

I believe this was upheld for Win98, but for XP, the no-reboot requirement was gone, and it has been gone since (although the facilities for making no-reboot installers are a lot better today than they were for Win95). I can - sort of - excuse MS for requiring reboot after updates of OS kernel modules (but talk to those making e.g. telephone switch software: Every module, kernel or not, must be replaceable without rebooting the switch).

A few years ago, when Windows updates were downloaded and run one by one, most of them did not require a reboot. Nowadays, with everything wrapped up into a composite package, chances are high that at least one of the components sits so deep into the core of the OS that a reboot is required. A small update may happen to comprise only no-reboot components; there is no rule requiring an update after every Windows update.

(*) Maybe I do not remember the wording "Made for Windows95" correctly; it may have been slightly different.
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