Ok so i was trying to install the automatic win7 updates and in the 'important' update was ie9
i clicked on 'install updates' and windows started installing ie9
after a couple of seconds i got this window saying::
"some files that need to be updated are currently being used by these programs. Please save your work, close the programs and then continue. If you can't close, setup can do it for you
MICROSOFT SECURITY CLIENT USER INTERFACE
nokia launch application
quick launch buttons
windows desktop gadgets
thats the list of programs that need to be closed.
Obvious, i cancelled.
My question:: whats going on? Why do i need to close almost everything for installing a browser?
I don't think it's an issue. Most programs recommend that you shut down all programs before installing, especially virus scanners, as they may interfere with the installation. Most people just ignore it and install anyhow. The IE installer on the other hand will close these programs for you.