Windows 10: Windows Update restart vs. shutdown

Discus and support Windows Update restart vs. shutdown in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Every week or so, Microsoft wants me to update my Surface book 3 with the latest windows update. Fine, i get that. What i do not understand is it can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AT de Jong, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Windows Update restart vs. shutdown


    Every week or so, Microsoft wants me to update my Surface book 3 with the latest windows update. Fine, i get that.

    What i do not understand is it can somehow only install on a restart. When i click start , power, it shows 'update and restart', but not update and shutdown


    This means that to get the update i have to click 'restart and update' Wait for the thing to do the update, and then when it is finally finished, i can shutdown the laptop.


    This is the most inconvenient update scheme you can imagine. Its like bringing your car to the dealership for new tires, and they will only work on the car when you stand next to it waiting for it to finish.


    Is there a way to make it update without wasting my time?


    What i have tried:

    - Telling it to update at some point at night which it will only do when the laptop is on so that is useless

    - Disabling fast startup, which did not give me extra options but only a slow startup

    :)
     
    AT de Jong, Apr 6, 2021
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  2. little cat, Apr 6, 2021
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  3. newtekie1 Win User
    Quick Tip: Easily Shutdown or Restart WITHOUT Installing Updates.

    I'm sure I'm not the only one that has been in the situation of needing to shutdown a computer quickly, but there are updates waiting to install. Previous to Windows 8 you could at least restart without being forced to install the updates, and if you are quick you could hit the power button when the computer begins to POST and the computer will turn off. With Windows 8, now even restarting forces you to install the updates. You could use the cmd and Shutdown.exe to shutdown the machine, but I'm getting old and try to avoid the command prompt as much as possible.

    Anyway, the easy way I've found to Shutdown or Restart without being forced to install the updates is to hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and use the power button in the bottom right on the screen that comes up. For whatever reason, this power button is the only one I've found in Windows 7/8 that gives the option to Shutdown or Restart without installing the updates.

    Thought I'd share.
     
    newtekie1, Apr 6, 2021
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  4. Midnite8 Win User

    Windows Update restart vs. shutdown

    Cannot Shutdown or Restart W8.1

    First update pack was successful and I can shutdown and restart normally.
     
    Midnite8, Apr 6, 2021
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