Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

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Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

Post by ZoNi » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:15 am

After PDFX update:
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Why I need to restart PC?

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Re: Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:04 pm

Hello ZoNi,

In order to correctly set up all file associations and register the various add-ins and plug-ins that come with our Viewer it's advisable that you restart your machine.
As you see - there is also an option not to restart straight away.

You mention that you are updating our Viewer - are you using the Help -> Check for updates or did you download the stand alone installer?

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Re: Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

Post by ZoNi » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:49 pm

Stefan, it is same if I d/l installer or update from PDFX.

I have to check, maybe it is not like that in Win7 (that screenshot is from WinXP Pro SP3).

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Re: Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:18 pm

Hi ZoNi,

it is the same in Win 7. The reason is that when certain files are updated, if they are in use by any other application Windows will sometimes flag these to be replaced on restart. Because we integrate into Web Browsers and the Windows Shell (shell extensions) there are changes that fall into this category. We cannot change this, it is the way Windows works.

If you really need to update the Viewer with a guarantee of no restart use the 'Portable Version' and just replace the whole working folder. http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFX_Vwr_Port.zip There are no settings changes when using the portable version, but that has the downside of not having the same level of integration with Windows.

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Re: Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

Post by Timur Born » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:03 pm

Since installing the latest version of PDFX fixed a broken IFilter (needed for indexing PDF files for Windows search) this surely is one part of why sometimes you need a restart. I never really noticed how my PDFs were not indexed until I really needed it, so one restarts is little to pay for improved functionality. ;)

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Re: Why: after update of PDFX, I have to restart my PC?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Hi Timur Born

indeed not every install will need a restart and I would thoroughly agree with your assessment.

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