I am aware of the CTRL+ALT+DEL combination, and the ability to kill and re-run explorer.exe. But this is not always enough.
For example, my Windows once hanged during rebooting to install updates. It kept displaying the message "Do not poweroff the computer, installing update 1 of 1" for a few hours. Not knowing what to do, I resorted to holding that power button for a few seconds...
In such case, if I'm not mistaken, CTRL+ALT+DEL won't work. So, just to be on the safe side: In case of real trouble, how to avoid having to hard reboot the PC?
Is there, for example, any equivalent of the Linux Raising Elephants combination? Or are there any other ways to do this?
Thanks in advance.