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Windows 7: Adobe reader...restart?

04 Sep 2009   #1
whatever

windows 7
 
 
Adobe reader...restart?

So i Installed windows 7, and all the updates.

Then Adobe Reader, why does a "reader" need a restart to the system?

P.S
when will windows stop needing a restart for a "reader"?
P.S.S.
I promptly restored my system, thank you very much.


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04 Sep 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Maybe in next version...
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04 Sep 2009   #3
whatever

windows 7
 
 

I was hoping win 7 would be it, win 2k is still the best from them in my opinion, 7 is so far not impressing me much exept the 64 bits without most of Vista's ****. Iv'e been working with windows since i started my IT journey, and recently got to know Linux well..etc, being able to upgrade stuff while not needing to reboot is a revelation, though it is occasionally needed, i want to see windows do exactly it can do today, make it happen please.

P.S
And a reboot request for a reader will only make a "paranoid" guy like me go...umm...like no
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04 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Adobe Reader does not "need" a restart to function properly. The restart is prompted to engage the Speed Launcher. Which nobody asked for or agreed to in the install process.

Windows did not request, nor does it require, a restart following Adobe Reader installation.
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04 Sep 2009   #5
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Adobe Reader does not "need" a restart to function properly. The restart is prompted to engage the Speed Launcher. Which nobody asked for or agreed to in the install process.

Windows did not request, nor does it require, a restart following Adobe Reader installation.
You spoiled all the fun...
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04 Sep 2009   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

. . .and, if you don't like that Adobe causes a restart then use one of the other PDF readers available out in the wild. . .Foxit is an excellent alternative.

In most cases it is not the Fault Of Windows that a restart is needed. It is the software that you have just install. People have the tendency to blame MS for something they have no control over. So before blaming MS for the restart look into the reason the application manufacture has for forcing a restart.

Also, sorry you feel that Win 7 is not as good as 2000, you do have the right to your opinion.
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04 Sep 2009   #7
whatever

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Adobe Reader does not "need" a restart to function properly. The restart is prompted to engage the Speed Launcher. Which nobody asked for or agreed to in the install process.

Windows did not request, nor does it require, a restart following Adobe Reader installation.
So Adobe Speed launcer needing a reboot, for reload of the kernel? "speed" applications usually do more damage than good on regular computers, cluttering up and using too much resources though good intended, please stop making those, it's insane looking at some computers having stupedly many "speed" applications. it feels like running multiple copies of badly written virus protection programs.

P.S.
Lee, thanks for your input, i will look into those readers.
I know, it's not their fault, i thought so my self before, but i think they can do better, and i want them to do better.
A simple reader application shouldn't be allowed to update the kernel, or why is it needed to restart?, drivers?
stop/start service should be much more prudent, which they usually can.
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05 Sep 2009   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hence the reason most here have ditched Adobe and their bloatware Reader (last time I installed it the install folder was somewhere around 100 MB), for the much faster and lighter (around ~7 MB installed Foxit.
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05 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whatever View Post
So Adobe Speed launcer needing a reboot, for reload of the kernel? "speed" applications usually do more damage than good on regular computers, cluttering up and using too much resources though good intended, please stop making those, it's insane looking at some computers having stupedly many "speed" applications. it feels like running multiple copies of badly written virus protection programs.

P.S.
Lee, thanks for your input, i will look into those readers.
I know, it's not their fault, i thought so my self before, but i think they can do better, and i want them to do better.
A simple reader application shouldn't be allowed to update the kernel, or why is it needed to restart?, drivers?
stop/start service should be much more prudent, which they usually can.
I do not understand what you are on about.

Adobe uses getPlus to install some of their software. The reboot is used to delete the getPlus binaries.

See this: Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT): Local Privilege Escalation in Adobe Reader Installer
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05 Sep 2009   #10
Antman

 

Aside: I have yet to find a PDF reader that fully supports editable Adobe PDF files - which I seem to use quite often. I keep coming back to Adobe. :-(
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