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Thread: Forced Reboot after Install

  1. #1
    dBpoweramp Enthusiast
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    Exclamation Forced Reboot after Install

    After installing the 21-day version of Video Converter, upgrading the Beta, the installer forced a reboot of my system. There was no apparent way to tell it to stop (to let me reboot after cleanly stopping other things). It just proceeded to reboot right in the middle of me working on other things.

    This is VERY bad. You should, of course, inform the user that a reboot is required, but ALWAYS allow them to control when that reboot occurs.

    Mike

  2. #2
    Da Man
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    Re: Forced Reboot after Install

    The final page of the installer details the options to process, one of those (which is default checked) would be to [x] Restart System.

  3. #3
    dBpoweramp Enthusiast
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    Re: Forced Reboot after Install

    But it is definitely not clear that it will reboot your system in 40 seconds without any chance to abort it. This really, really needs to be much clearer and perhaps even make not-rebooting automatically the default.

  4. #4
    Da Man
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    Re: Forced Reboot after Install

    If non-reboot was the default option, then potentially dBpoweramp would not work after install.

  5. #5
    dBpoweramp Enthusiast
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    Re: Forced Reboot after Install

    That's better than rebooting someone's machine when they don't want it rebooted.

  6. #6
    dBpoweramp Guru
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    Re: Forced Reboot after Install

    Perhaps a dialog could be displayed stating that dBpoweramp should not be used until after a reboot, if the Restart System box is unticked.

    It might also be possible to not allow dBpa to open if a restart hasn't occurred since installation. Displaying a dialog with the choices to restart immediately or not could be displayed then.

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