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Windows 7: How do I turn off update function that causes "Do Not Turn Off"


18 Sep 2013   #1

wlndows 7 64 bit
 
 
How do I turn off update function that causes "Do Not Turn Off"

I have my updates set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"

Yet every now and then, with no action on my part, when I go to turn off my computer or to restart it I get the "Do Not Turn Off" message and windows starts installing updates. This is Ok if the updates are short but very frustrating if it takes a while and I need the computer to restart fast or shut down fast.

Is there any setting that will prevent this from happening?


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18 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This is what I use and it works most of the time.
*** Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install.***
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18 Sep 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

If you don't mind a couple extras on the desktop context menu,

adding these shutdown and restart will bypass the waiting updates

and let you keep your settings you have now.

Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu

Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu
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18 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lsimon77 View Post
I have my updates set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"

Yet every now and then, with no action on my part, when I go to turn off my computer or to restart it I get the "Do Not Turn Off" message and windows starts installing updates. This is Ok if the updates are short but very frustrating if it takes a while and I need the computer to restart fast or shut down fast.

Is there any setting that will prevent this from happening?
Go to Control Panel and type in UPDATES
in upper right box.


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