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#1 Mr_Freeware

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 03:48 PM

sometimes the computer tells me i have to restart. and i choose to restart later. then i end up forgetting and just shut it down. then i start it back up the next day. is that bad for the computer?

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 05:45 PM

Only bad if whatever was requesting the restart was corrupted by use during the time you chose to ignore the restart. i.e. Your antivirus updates needed to be restarted to load the latest definitions. You chose later and in the mean time opened mail with something malicious embedded and it was missed by the old definitions. If you choose to restart later just be sure what the reason for restarting is not something you will be using during the time. Othrwise restart now or later makes no difference.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 06:50 PM

In regard to installing new software, most software programs today don't require a restart in XP. But once in awhile, after installing a new program, it will ask you to restart because that will complete the installation of the program, empty any temp files used during the installation, etc. So, you should do it then.

I'm still in the habit of restarting (from my Window Me days), even though I now use XP and no restart is required most of the time. I just do it anyway. It's no big deal. Takes only a few extra seconds. And it's better to be safe than sorry.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:04 PM

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#5 Mr_Freeware

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:25 PM

what i meant was when i uninstall some programs. and it says it has to restart for the changes to take effect or something. so i choose to restart later, but forget and i dont restart at all. i just turn off the computer and turn it on the next day.

does whatever needs to be restarted do what it has to do when i shut it off and start it up again?

i guess in other words- is shuting off and turning on the computer the same as restarting when it comes to things that need to be restarted to complete the uninstallation?

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:47 PM

Look at it this way, if it offers you the options of either restarting now or later you are simply doing the later option. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:20 AM

i guess in other words- is shuting off and turning on the computer the same as restarting when it comes to things that need to be restarted to complete the uninstallation?


Yes.

Edited by mommabear, 10 August 2007 - 06:20 AM.





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