Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd May 2010 21:33 UTC
Windows "The first truly successful Microsoft Windows operating system is twenty years old today; Windows 3.0 was launched on the 22nd of May 1990 and was the successor to Windows 2.1x. The Graphics User interface (technically it was not an operating system) sat on top of MS-DOS and could run applications for the operating system from within a Window and many might fondly remember that it was available on 5.25-inch high density floppy disks. More significantly, it proved to be the perfect partner for Intel's then-new range of 386 processor, which bought protected mode and extended memory capabilities to the market."
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RE[4]: Blah...
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 24th May 2010 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Blah..."
PlatformAgnostic
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2006-01-02

I haven't observed more than one reboot for the typical monthly updates. Are you often seeing multiple reboots?

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RE[5]: Blah...
by darknexus on Mon 24th May 2010 16:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Blah..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I haven't observed more than one reboot for the typical monthly updates. Are you often seeing multiple reboots?

Unfortunately, yes, in particular the security updates seem to do it often. I've also had an increasing number of updates that fail the first few times and loop the computer into an install/revert loop until they succeed. It's not just one machine either, I've seen it on several different configurations and with different updates. The odd thing is that I didn't see this with Vista; despite all the other problems Vista gave me it did manage to do updates properly.

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