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How to shut down Windows 10 without installing updates

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Just like any previous Windows installation, Windows 10 also download updates and install it when you shut down or reboot the computer. Depending on which update is getting installed, it may take just a few seconds or maybe longer to install these updates. It is recommended not to force shut down while installing update as it may corrupt the installation which can lead to an OS crash or even a no boot situation.

Imagine a scenario, you need to shut down the computer and have no time to wait for windows update to get installed. The solution here is to postpone installing windows update for later and force computer to shut down without installing the update.

Here is how to shut down Windows 10 without installing updates

By using ALT + F4 method

  • Keep pressing ALT + F4 until all the open windows are closed
  • Keep pressing it which automatically open the shutdown window
  • Select shutdown

By using command prompt

  • Right click on Start button
  • Select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Use the command shutdown /s /t 0 for shutdown or shutdown /r /t 0 for reboot
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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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  • Petra Spahr May 21, 2017, 6:16 am

    When faced with this problem (such as I am in a hurry or a lightening storm approaches), I simply unplug the computer, and if it is a laptop, remove the battery.

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