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1543350 - Can restart option be avoided after installation of Crystal Reports?


  • On certain machines, the installation of Crystal Reports prompts the user to restart the machine.
  • Is there any way to suppress restart after installation.


Crystal Reports 2008.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Install Crystal Reports 2008 on a machine.                                                                                    
  2. Observe that at the end of the installation a prompt is received to restart the machine.


Prompting to restart the machine after installation of a product is a default behavior.


  • After an installation it is mandatory to restart the machine so that the registry gets updated and refreshed.                      
  • If there are 2 consecutive installations, one after the other, restart can be delayed at the end of both the installations by checking restart later option.
  • Rebooting is always done to ensure that the registry is updated.
  • This is a recommended practice.


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