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If possible, present the user with a "Finish Later" option on the dialog, instead of "Cancel". If the install takes longer than they want right now, or they have something important they need to do right now that the install process is interfering with, they can choose that option and then you let them continue the next time the install process is initiated. ...


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It very much depends on the type of your application the operation it is doing. Ideally user should always be in control, but there are situations when you will want to keep control when you are making critical changes. Firstly, you must inform user that a following operation might take X amount of time and that she may not be able to use the system. ...


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I believe the correct action would be to explain to the user before going through with the irreversible action, that the action is irreversible. "Doing this is permanent / This action is un-doable / You can not roll back this change" -> OK /cancel Or something like that depending on what kind of users you have and what jargon they do or don't know. ...


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If there is no safe way for the user to leave the process then you really should make them wait until it is complete. Leaving them with a faulty system is potentially more damaging to the software's reputation than making them wait for an extra 20 minutes for a correct and perfect instal. However, I assume that they've gone through some sort of process to ...



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