Windows Update Possible On A PC That's Shutdown?

  1. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #1

    Windows Update Possible On A PC That's Shutdown?


    At 03:30 this morning I shutdown this machine. Left and spent the day in the hospital until 13:30 this afternoon, Home and brought up the machine and just thought to check WD updates. How can this update be when the computer was down?

    Windows Update Possible On A PC That's Shutdown?-capture.png

    Or am I misunderstanding the "Last Update" meaning?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Did you just click on Shutdown in the start menu ?
    In Windows 8/8.1/10 that actually put's your pc in hybrid-sleep and it probably wakes up for updates.
    To actually shutdown Windows 8/8.1/10, you need to click on Restart and then at the login screen, click on the power icon at the lower right corner and click on shutdown.
    That's the only way Windows 8/8.1/10 actually shut's down your pc/laptop/ultra-portable/tablet.
      My Computer

  3. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Didn't know that. Thanks. I'm for ever learning something here.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    Yeah, it's dumb that Microsoft didn't let it's customers know that one.
    I only found about it through a computer magazine website back after I had upgraded to Windows 8 in 2012.
    There's also a ssd speedup trick since Windows 8 that slightly sppeds up bootup times.
    For that one you just restart your pc 8 times and don't login until after the 8th restart.
    Another tip they didn't provide to their customers.
    Again a computer magazine website posted it and from personal experience it works and decreases bootup/startup times by 2-5 seconds.
      My Computer

  5. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #5

    Pressing the Shift key and clicking Shutdown tells the PC to do a full shutdown rather than a hybrid shutdown.

    Jim


      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums