What is it with Windows and this urgent, burning desire to reboot?
Here is how the last couple of weeks on my work PC have gone, as an example.
I boot up my computer (which is hard, because every so often, for no discernible reason, the PC hangs on boot) and login. Windows chipperly informs me that it updated everything. Yay! Butterflies and daisies and happiness. I start up my usual army of suspects. Visual Studio. Firefox. Bug tracker. Et cetera, et cetera.
Then AVG Professional pops up a message. All perky, it tells me that it has finished update. I need to reboot, how about now?
Grrrrrr. I'm just getting down to work and you want to reboot? Heck no.
But I can't say no. I can postpone it. For 60 minutes.
Fine. 1 hour. Just get the heck out of my face.
So, every hour or so I tell AVG it better flipping not reboot my computer.
Then the shiny, dolphin blue box pops up. Windows has, like, just finished installing the most totally awesome bunch of updates. How 'bout rebooting now?
NO. GO AWAY. I DO NOT WANT TO REBOOT.
Well, all right then. We can postpone for four hours.
FINE POSTPONE IT FOR 4 HOURS. I JUST WANT TO GET SOME WORK DONE.
Then, as it turns out, Flash and Java want to update too.