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Any fool proof way to pause Win SMP?

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Well, I guess this times its my fault. I've realized that I can be top 20 when I'm all up and running, I was 77% done a WU, and I did a ctrl-c to quit out of Win SMP, because I've my new Sound Card came in today, my Xtreme Music stopped working, so I RMA'd it for a Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer Proffesional Series, and I could not wait any longer to put it in, 2 weeks of onboard audio killed me.

Is there a "better" way to pause Win SMP than ctrl-c?
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It would be nice if there was an actual pause rather than shutting down the process.

Control-C is the only way I have not lost a WU. It allows the system to close down the processes involved gracefully. Terminating the process any other way is risky.
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I have used Control-C and clicking on the "X".....both ways have the client yell at me on restart about "Improper core termination", usually something about how the last 8 terminations were improper. I have lost a few WUs that way, as it then goes on to claim they are corrupt or error'ed out and deletes them.

I to wish a "pause" feature was available, it makes sense. Systems have to be restarted, either from Windows updates or other tasks.....there should be a way.
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Thanks for the help, I thought it was just me
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