Are You Serious (Pic)?

By | November 24, 2010

is this 2010 or what?

Are You Serious (Pic)?

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Rudi Visser says:

    A file it needs to remove will be in use.. This would always be the case no matter what year we’re in / OS you’re on..

    • Last time I saw similar “error” with IE9 installation, other browsers seem to be handling this process fine :-)

      • Rudi Visser says:

        Other browsers such as.. Ones that aren’t integrated into other software?

        IE’s Rendering Engine is used in .NET and by many other applications. Gecko is used in several applications too, if that DLL is in use then how is it meant to delete it? Randomly kill processes with that DLL in it?

        That would be a great un-installation system.

        • Paul says:

          Which is a typical Windows DLL-hell problem.

          Don’t pretend all OS’s are like that.

          • Rudi Visser says:

            Ever come across the ‘shared library not found’ issue on *nix?!

            I’d much rather have to restart than search the net for which package some random software has a dependency on or no longer works due to a system update.

        • Paul says:

          And obviously it is ridiculous that programs can simply hijack other random program’s DLL’s. If they use an engine, they should package it themselves instead of creating random dependencies.

      • lutze says:

        It’s real? :o
        Lame, but still better than IE9 which required reboot after installation.
        @Rudi Visser – ever used UNIX?

    • Paul says:

      And what file(s) exactly would it need to have loaded all the time, even if the browser is closed? Also, why can’t it just unload those files?

      I never have to reboot installing software on my Mac unless it is or has a system update.

    • Peter says:

      No it would be the same regardless of OS. Unix-like systems have no problem replacing files mid flight. Processes that have already opened the file will keep the old version until they close it.

  2. Darius says:

    This happened to me once, because firefox.exe process was running while I was uninstalling Firefox.

  3. Vi. says:

    If you are working with more than Paint (Especially Photoshop and IDE with opened lots of theme files), this request will affect your works.

    My best UX:
    – Click Install, confirm, wait a second, completed
    – Click Uninstall, confirm, wait a second, completed

  4. Merijn says:

    Most likely an overzealous uninstaller that wants to delete itself. It can’t do that while it’s running, but it also can’t delete itself when it’s not running. :) It has to tell Windows to delete it on the next startup.

    The Winamp uninstaller works the same, except it doesn’t ask for a reboot, but just waits for it.

  5. RamaSubbu SK says:

    Good, now world will not complain about IE. IE engines(files) are used within windows shell, update to files will all ways require reboot.
    Even in Linux, updating any X Windows library would require to restart the complete X Windows. any update in Linux Kernel would require kernel reboot.

    IE files are being used in Windows by lot of components.