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Re: TortoiseSVN installer cannot kill explorer.exe on Windows 8

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:00:25 +0100

On 30.10.2013 06:58, ch3cooli wrote:
> Once shell extension is loaded into explorer.exe,
> Windows installer cannot kill explorer.exe on Windows 8
> during installation.
> The user has to kill explorer.exe via task manager.
> The msi has MsiRMFilesInUse dialog box.
> The problem also exists in Windows 8.1

an msi never kills a process but only tries to shut it down. If the
process does not exit on its own when told to, then you get the info
dialog telling you that the process could not be closed and a reboot is
That's by design and won't change.


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