How To Shutdown Windows 7 Without Installing Downloaded Updates [Quick Tip]

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7 Responses

  1. jon says:

    Cool trick

  2. Adam says:

    Another way is to go to
    Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.

    There, you will find an option called “Do not adjust default option to ‘Install Updates And Shut Down’ in Shut Down Windows dialog box”. If you enable this, then clicking “Shut Down” will just shut down your computer without installing updates. However, the “Install Updates And Shut Down” option is still available in the little menu, in case you need it.

  3. DKSilvia says:

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  4. noel says:

    I hate how Microsoft “forces” you to install these updates. That I need to search for ways to just shut down my pc. It tried installing updates that don’t work. They even force a restart now after updates have been installed. If you don’t notice the count down timer, you’ll be surprised by a sudden restart. Way to go Microsoft!

  5. Ali Fleih says:

    Another way is press Alt+F4 and then choose Shut Down

    And that’s it!

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