Should I restart after installing software?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 2Turbo, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

    2Turbo

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    Just wondering if I should restart after installing software, or should I only restart for software that asks to?

    Coming from windows and always thought it was best to restart after installing stuff. :eek:
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    You only need to restart if it asks you to. In most cases, there is never a need to restart a Mac when installing software.
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    LOL wut?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Rule of thumb: Apple will not trick you into fouling-up your system. Other developers follow suite. If you need to restart your computer, then you will know it. The Installer will usually not give you a choice. You will be forced to restart immediately. There are some installers that will give you the option of restarting later. However, if the installer does not force you to restart or does not give you the option to restart immediately or later, then there is simply no need to restart. Doing so is a waste of time and serves no good purpose.
     

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