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[1.8.0.526] Installing beta causes Windows to restart without any notice

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I just tried to install the latest beta (1.8.0.526) to tryout the hopefully fixed outline stroke, but without any notice or messagebox of whatever the installer causes Windows to crash and restart during the installation out of the blue. That can't be meant to be like that.

Running healthy Windows 10 home with all important updates installed.

For the record: this was no Windows update restarting the system.

[edit] the program did install though and seems to work so far


 

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Sometimes there is a very brief message shown to the effect that the installation needs to update some system component (some COM component?). At that point, Windows automatically does a hard reset and restarts when the installer is finished.

It's happened to me twice in the past.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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12 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Sometimes there is a very brief message shown to the effect that the installation needs to update some system component (some COM component?). At that point, Windows automatically does a hard reset and restarts when the installer is finished.

It's happened to me twice in the past.

@walt.farrell Thanks for your response. Yes, that's exactly what I've saw. I got a dialog asking me to close 'COM'. I didn't know what application 'COM' was, so I closed the currently open Affinity Designer (non beta), because that was the only logic thing to me to be closed. When I clicked the dialog button the computer started to restart. But there was no message at all to indicate that that was going to happen. I was glad I didn't have any project open in other software at that moment!

If it is really meant to restart the computer, I would at least expect some confirmation box with that info showing up so we know it's going to restart, so we can save our work on other programs or maybe restart later. Still I wonder if this restart is really nececary and on purpose.


 

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