setup.exe --quiet-mode

Matthew Woehlke
Thu Sep 11 16:51:00 GMT 2008

Dave Korn wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke wrote on 11 September 2008 17:08:
>> Phil Betts wrote:
>>> [...] this is
>>> Windowsland where rebooting is a way of life; even Windows'
>>> programmers never expected uptime to exceed 2^32 milliseconds.
>> (That's approximately 49 days for those too lazy to whip out a
>> calculator. Which is pretty sad ;-).)
>   "Computer Hangs After 49.7 Days"

Oy, hadn't run across that before :-).

>> I'd actually be quite shocked if I don't have some Windows boxes around
>> that have exceeded that (at least since NT5). I think I've kept my home
>> computer up longer (back when it ran W2K), and likely some lab machines
>> around work (which, granted, never have software or updates installed,
>> so no reason to reboot).
>   It was only ever true for Win95 and early versions of Win98.  All NT-series
> OSs count time in units of 100ns using a 64-bit long long.  Which won't run
> out any time soon....

Aww, you don't think a Windows box will manage an uptime of 29,227,102 
years? ;-)

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