I was a very happy user of Win 2k. I guess I had to reboot it no more than 2 or 3 times each year.
Now, in 7, every single time an Update (Windows Update) is performed, system asks to be rebooted. Hiding its requests or keep postponing every 4 hours is tedious.
But today I am really "angry" because of today's updates: I recently switched to MSE (Security Essentials), and the installed update was ONLY a MSE update. In general, it's just an antivirus! Why 7 wants to be rebooted even for something like that?
It really seems that, besides any logic, 7 simply asks for reboot every time. No matter if needed or not. And for me that IS a problem.
I am a developer, and it happens so often I have hundred files opened. It happens i need to remind myself what I changed 5 days ago into a specific sourcefile.
Rebooting means losing the entire undo history, temp files I simply use as reference, and a number of other things I don't need to bother you with.
The only "solution" I can apply now is to simply ignore updates till I'm ready to lose everything, but sometimes this may mean MONTHS. So not really a perfect-world one, I'd say.
I think 7 is a great OS, but this rebooting things is really pissing me off.
I know there's no solution because it isn't properly a technical issue, but I'd really like to understand if there's a single valid reason for this absurd behavior.