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Updating window, do not power down! Can I power down ?

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    win 8 pro

    Updating window, do not power down! Can I power down ?

    I have WIN 7 and WIN 8 with automatic updates turned on as recommended by MS. It is very annoying when you want to shut down and go in a hurry, you see this message saying 1 of xx updates, do not power down.... You don't normally shut down unless you want to go and this is delaying you from doing so. Can I just power down if I really need to go and can not wait ?

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  2. #2

    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    I avoid that issue by setting Windows Update so it will check for updates but let me choose when
    to download and install them. Then I can install them whenever it's convenient to do so.

    Windows Update - Automatic Updating - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Doing it this way also lets you choose to reject individual updates if they prove to cause issues for
    you, and can assist in finding and isolating/hiding any 'bad' updates.

    If your computer has Sleep mode enabled, you may be able to just let it go, and it will install the
    updates and either reboot then go to sleep, or pop a box up asking you to restart, then simply go
    to sleep till you return, but I have not tried this, so can't say whether it will work or not.

    Hope this helps you.

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    Last edited by Brink; 01 Feb 2013 at 13:08. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3

    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8

    I agree with Wenda. If it's an issue, you may want to consider setting it up to be more manual. Powering down in the middle of the update may or may not cause you to scrog your system, depending upon where it is in the process. I would not chance it.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Why do you feel like you have to wait for it? It will shut off automatically, why not just leave?
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Updating window, do not power down! Can I power down ?
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