1.    31 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10 build 1607

    Why restarted need to install updates

    Three updates were installed over two days. There was no indication that any updates were installed. I power down my computer every night. Today, while checking for updates, I found that I had these updates installed and there was an indication that a restart was needed.
    1. Why isn't there some kind of notification that a restart is needed?
    2. Why didn't the updates installed when I power down?
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  2.    31 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    10 Pro

    Do you have fast-boot turned on? See Reboot after Windows Update vs Shutdown and restart - Windows 10 Forums - it could be the same issue.

    I'm not sure about notifications. Normally it will schedule a restart for 3:30 am or some other time you don't often use your PC but if you always shut down before then I'm not sure what happens. Presumably it will eventually do it's reboot.
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  3.    31 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10 build 1607

    I do have fast boot turned on.
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  4.    31 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,158
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    As is mentioned on any number of programs' updates there is a need to unload files from memory so the new files can take their place, quite a common occurrence and as Windows versions have progressed the need has become somewhat less when compared with Win98, WinME, etc.
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