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Old 01-11-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Ninite Easy PC Setup - Download/Install Multiple Programs Fast

It doesn't get any easier than this!
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Related to this is a short blog with lots of comments on whether to reboot after each program installation:

Reboot Between Installs - PC World
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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Interesting point. I've been installing PC's for about 20 years and have never found it to be a problem skipping the reboots.

I would not recommend my methods to anyone else, however. Rebooting is a best practice that should really be followed.

I looked over the Ninite site and saw no mention of whether or not it does the reboots.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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My experience has been like Tek_Freek's. Essentially, since the release of Windows 95, some programs request or require a restart either after installation or in order to complete installation. Some, I have learned, can be skipped. I try to install several things before rebooting. I haven't found this to be a problem, but it does save time when setting up a new machine.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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Thank you Tek! Anything to make it easier for a computer dummy!
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Everything on their software list that I have any interest in is already installed. Thanks, though!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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This thing will come in handy if I ever have to set up my PC from scratch. I am thinking about setting up my home PC with Windows 7 so I may use it for that. If I do, I will report back with a review.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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I have a new laptop coming tomorrow. Yes!!

I plan on using Decrapifier and Ninite to see how well they work.

I hace read that you want to be careful with the decrapifier.

I think I'll make an image backup first...

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Old 01-17-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, Texas
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My experience has been like Tek_Freek's. Essentially, since the release of Windows 95, some programs request or require a restart either after installation or in order to complete installation. Some, I have learned, can be skipped. I try to install several things before rebooting. I haven't found this to be a problem, but it does save time when setting up a new machine.
I never do the restart. I kill "msiexec" if I have to. (...like if it's one of those that gives you the "Restart" option and nothing else). It's unnecessary, a waste of time, and unnecessary wear and tear on my PC components. The only thing I'll give it a restart for is a kernel patch (on Windows or Linux). That's the only thing that should require a restart.
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