So once I re-installed Windows 7 64 bit professional, I decided to instal chipset intel of course, but I accidently forgot to restart my PC and install audio realtek azalia drivers instead... The mere fact I forgot to restart my PC after installing intel, would that cause some fundomental bugs or overal worse compatability or worse productivity or a few percent worse working capacity, or some other unfortunate outcome that I might discover later?
I really hope I'm just overreacting over absolutely nothing, but I prefer be sure anyway.
Are you talking about Intel Chipset drivers? If so, which drivers? Can you provide more details. Your question is a bit unclear.
If your question is about Intel Chipsets, I think the best place is the Intel Chipset support community. Here's the link: https://communities.intel.com/community/tech/chipsets
Yes, chipset drivers. It doesn't matter what drivers they are. The question is quite very simple. Is it bad that when I installed chipset drivers I didn't restarted the PC, but begin to install realtek azalia right after intel chipset drivers, or not at all?? Why Intel even ask me to restart PC after installation of chipset drivers to begin with, and would it cause some issues if I WON'T do it? I installed intel chipset drivers, it asked me to restart PC but I accidently declined and installed realtek azalia instead, and then I restarted PC. Would that cause any harm and/or instability to my PC, though?
Sergey provided an error-proof algorithm to perform updates.
Some driver updates require you to restart to finish updates because they have to make changes to files that cannot be modified while the OS is running. They don't ask you to restart just because somebody thought it would be nice to make the computer user restart the computer. However, in some cases, it is not needed at all. It all depends.