Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2005 11:29 UTC
Windows Microsoft is working on a significant new feature for Windows Vista, known as Restart Manager, which is designed to update parts of the operating system or applications without having to reboot the entire machine. "If a part of an application, or the operating system itself, needs to updated, the Installer will call the Restart Manager, which looks to see if it can clear that part of the system so that it can be updated. If it can do that, it does, and that happens without a reboot." And here & here are some more shots of Vista build 5259.
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RE[5]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Incorrect; you can still write DLLs to the Windows directory - cutting short the idea of executing people who write DLLs to Windows directory, the next best option is to make it completely unaccessible.

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RE[6]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by Richard James on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 08:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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2005-07-07

You can write them there but the system won't let you overwrite the essential ones. The only argument in this case is other DLL's such as those used by the non-core windows system. I'm not arguing that, just that not everything is a DLL overwrite free for all. I hate XP.

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RE[7]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by on Sat 3rd Dec 2005 08:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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It most certainly does let you overwrite the critical Windows DLLs. When you do it, you get a dialog box that pops up and asks "do you want to keep the unrecognized versions?" and you click OK and it's done. MS put a dialog box with an OK button right before the potentially devestaing action. The same excellent security model they've been pursuing for the last 10 years, and has worked so well to secure IE. I can definitely understand why all you kids are so crazy about Windows.

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RE[7]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!
by kaiwai on Sun 4th Dec 2005 08:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Re: re: Woo-hoo!"
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2005-07-06

But why even PLACE them in the Windows directory in the first place? just install the bloody DLLs in the applications directory, along with everything else! Maybe execution is the only way to motivate programmers to keep all their crap in one directory rather than spralling it from one end of the hard disk to another.

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