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2 Pet Peeves


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Hi all,

 

Thought, I am new to the Roxio forums I have been a long time Roxio user.

 

Here are the 2 things that bothers me with Roxio 2011:

 

1- The fact that the Google toolbar is being offered during the Roxio install really bothers me. At the very least, the default should be to "not install the Google toolbar"

 

2- Why is it that after the sp1 install, I am not asked if I want to restart the computer or not? The people writing the install script don't know that I might be doing something else while doing the install?

 

Aside from the 2 above points, the software itself, as always, at least for me, works great.

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Hi all,

 

Thought, I am new to the Roxio forums I have been a long time Roxio user.

 

Here are the 2 things that bothers me with Roxio 2011:

 

1- The fact that the Google toolbar is being offered during the Roxio install really bothers me. At the very least, the default should be to "not install the Google toolbar"

 

2- Why is it that after the sp1 install, I am not asked if I want to restart the computer or not? The people writing the install script don't know that I might be doing something else while doing the install?

 

Aside from the 2 above points, the software itself, as always, at least for me, works great.

 

1. I have one, or two other software packages that offer the Google toolbar, at installation. I simply uncheck that option. I have other software programs that offer other junk, which I opt to not install.

 

I don't like it much, but it really doesn't bother me much.

 

2. All software, that I install, states at the beginning, to shut down ALL OTHER RUNNING APPLICATIONS. If you don't pay attention to that, would you heed the need to reboot, after a patch, or software was installed? (Rhetorical question)

 

The point is, you shouldn't be doing anything else, when you are installing software, or patches.

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The point is, you shouldn't be doing anything else, when you are installing software, or patches.

 

True enought, but I can't wait, while installing software, I still keep doing light duty work such as wordprocessing. If the installer was prompting me that it was to reboot, then I would have time to save the word document. The Roxio installer does-it, so, I figure that the sp install should do the samething.

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True enought, but I can't wait, while installing software, I still keep doing light duty work such as wordprocessing. If the installer was prompting me that it was to reboot, then I would have time to save the word document. The Roxio installer does-it, so, I figure that the sp install should do the samething.

How long will it take you to reformat and reinstall everything because you "can't wait"???

 

'Good Practices' are based on the mistakes of others. Most folks don't have to relearn them ;)

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How long will it take you to reformat and reinstall everything because you "can't wait"???

 

'Good Practices' are based on the mistakes of others. Most folks don't have to relearn them ;)

 

I've been using personal computers since 1979 and never had to reinstall everything because of a mistake. If I was to hose the o/s, it would take me less than an hour to re-image the c: drive. I have good backup practices, so I'm not afraid to lose everything. ;)

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I've been using personal computers since 1979 and never had to reinstall everything because of a mistake. If I was to hose the o/s, it would take me less than an hour to re-image the c: drive. I have good backup practices, so I'm not afraid to lose everything. ;)

I'm amazed that you have lasted so long at it :) I've been at computers since the TRS-80, and I very quickly learned there are times you gotta keep those fingers off until something finishes despite the A.D.D.

 

Most of a computer's time is spent waiting for you, but when installing/updating Roxio software it's a good idea to wait for it so it doesn't lose its way.

 

Cheers,

Brendon

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Bah, windows 7 64 is a pretty resilien o/s while installing 32bits apps.

 

The most important part, is that I have been, for the past 8 or so years, a satisfied Roxio's user.

 

That is all fine and dandy, well and good. But, I really don't think that the software world is going to bend to mitigate your pet peeves. ;)

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Of course you are entitled to your opinions and welcome to post them! I have to say I do not disagree with item 1… :lol:

 

 

1- The fact that the Google toolbar is being offered during the Roxio install really bothers me. At the very least, the default should be to "not install the Google toolbar"

 

2- Why is it that after the sp1 install, I am not asked if I want to restart the computer or not? The people writing the install script don't know that I might be doing something else while doing the install?

 

But for item 2 (SP1), if you READ the text at the end of install, it tells you it will restart your PC…

 

All you have to do is not click the Finish button until you are ready…

 

Perhaps you did not read it??? ;)

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But for item 2 (SP1), if you READ the text at the end of install, it tells you it will restart your PC…

 

All you have to do is not click the Finish button until you are ready…

 

Perhaps you did not read it???

 

Good catch! ;), No, I did not. :)

 

Have a nice day!

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