Exodus WhyReboot™ is a small (~100KB) "Portable" Windows application that helps you decide whether to reboot your computer after running an installer. It does this by displaying a list of "pending file operations" (rename, delete, etc) that will occur after rebooting your computer. Quite often, no reboot is really needed.
You can download the utility by clicking the file attachment link at the end of this article.
December 18, 2006 news flash: Version 220.127.116.117 now available. See our news release for more information.
Ministry of Silly Prompts
"Would you like to restart your computer now?" Arguably the most aggravating prompt displayed by your Windows-based computer.
When I woke up this morning, I said to myself, "I think I'd like to reboot my computer several dozen times today!"
Why should you have to reboot your Windows-based computer so many times when installing software? Why do Microsoft Windows product installers insist on a reboot?