Bludd wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 16:38:
For the second time after I reinstalled Windows last time, these drivers wanted me to restart after install. I think it is because of it tried updating NVIDIA Update and they haven't coded a proper installer that can actually shut down NVIDIA Update before installing the update.
Edit: Also, when NVIDIA Update notifies you of a new driver version, it starts iexplore.exe when you click on it no matter if you have changed default browser.
Drayth wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 15:54:No, that's correct. On WinVista/7, GPU driver installers can replace the drivers without a reboot as long as it can close every graphical context for a moment to replace the drivers. DWM allows this, so as long as there's nothing else open using the GPU it works.
You have a better chance of not having to restart if you have everything thing closed when you go to install. Generally if Windows is using the drivers in some way (in a process) you'll have to restart since the drivers can't swap out something that's in use (and wont terminate).
..or maybe I'm just making all that up..?
Suckage wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 16:47:It was a mandatory install option in my case, no checkybox to deselect it.
Come to think of it I haven't installed the Nvidia Update app. Maybe that's why I was spared having to reboot.
Kevin Lowe wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 15:44:Nope. Normal install, nothing open.
Did you do a clean install? That's usually when it asks me to restart.
Suckage wrote on Apr 18, 2011, 15:20:Well I am using win7, but it did a no-user restart to install the driver.
That's curious. I've installed them and haven't been asked to restart.