Why do Catalyst drivers need a reboot?

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  1. Quitch

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    The new graphics driver model in Vista meant that you no longer needed to restart your computer to complete a graphics driver update, so why do the Catalyst drivers still ask for one?
     
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    And having just posted this I just installed 9.11 over 9.10 and it didn't ask for a reboot. So. Um. Okay.
     
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    Its not the driver that needs the reboot, its actually CCC. I think it may still ask for it depending on what version of CCC you are going from.
     
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    Why does the CCC need a reboot? Or rather, to pre-empty any reply, why are files in use which the installer cannot stop the relevant service or whatever it is that's using them?
     
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    Since CCC is based upon the .Net framework, I'd imagine that to be the culprit. Every time .Net receives an update through Windows Update it seems to need a reboot, IIRC.

    Just a guess on my part though.
     
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