Question about Windows Updates and closing laptop lid

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  1. Posts : 118
    Windows 10
       #1

    Question about Windows Updates and closing laptop lid


    Quick question about Windows Updates.

    Does closing the lid on a laptop count for the "don't turn off your computer" message? The default option is "Sleep", but usually when you close the laptop lid it just locks the screen and turns off the display, without going into "deep" sleep (where you have to boot up and read from ram, see boot logo, etc).

    Does this interrupt Windows Updates?

    (I suppose Windows probably has some kind of failsafe but I'm not sure if the laptop lid closing was what corrupted one of my laptop's bootloaders)
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  2. Posts : 1,632
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... anally always)
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    yesir360 said:
    Quick question about Windows Updates.

    Does closing the lid on a laptop count for the "don't turn off your computer" message? The default option is "Sleep", but usually when you close the laptop lid it just locks the screen and turns off the display, without going into "deep" sleep (where you have to boot up and read from ram, see boot logo, etc).

    Does this interrupt Windows Updates?

    (I suppose Windows probably has some kind of failsafe but I'm not sure if the laptop lid closing was what corrupted one of my laptop's bootloaders)
    Depends on what your closing the lid settings are ?

    How to Change Default Lid Close Action in Windows 10

    Control Panel > Power options > Choose what closing the lid does (left hand column)

    Options Do nothing and Shutdown = obvious what will happen to updates running at the time

    As for Sleep/Hibernate, can't say, never use either, too unstable/unreliable on any/every device I've come in contact with. Not worth the effort, waste of time (check out the number of forum entries, here and elsewhere ... my computer won't sleep ... my computer won't wake up ... my computer won't hibernate .....)

    EDIT : In any case, in line with @dalchina below, it's probably not a good idea to start an update unless you've got the time to see it through. In the case of updates already running ... that's why I've got all my laptop set at Do nothing - when I close the lid, they can still finish running the update on the back seet of the car
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Sep 2022 at 08:40. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 37,679
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    I love sleep... fortunately my 2 laptops are also very happy sleeping... but in principle it's never wise to interrupt an update procedure. The likely outcome of doing so at the wrong time is either
    - having to restore your O/S from a recently created 3rd party disk image (you do use disk imaging I hope..)
    - and if no disk images, a clean install.
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  4. Posts : 1,012
    11 Home
       #4

    Even if the "When I close the lid:" action is set to "Sleep" in the Power options, I suspect that it might still also depend on whether the laptop supports Modern Standby:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...modern-standby
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  5. Posts : 118
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yep, I checked and the device supports Modern Standby, and closing the lid is set to Sleep.

    Now I suppose the question is whether Modern Standby counts as "turning off the computer" and interrupting windows updates...
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  6. Posts : 26,396
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    yesir360 said:
    Yep, I checked and the device supports Modern Standby, and closing the lid is set to Sleep.
    Now I suppose the question is whether Modern Standby counts as "turning off the computer" and interrupting windows updates...

    Generally, modern standby or not, if you have initiated sleep/hibernate/shut down in a controlled way that the Windows OS understands and supports, then windows updates should be forgiving. It's forcing a hard shutdown (press and hold the power button for 10+ seconds, for example) that's more likely to cause problems.
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  7. Posts : 13,295
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2251
       #7

    yesir360 said:
    the device supports Modern Standby
    Windows updates continue despite the onset of S0 Modern standby.

    yesir360 said:
    Does closing the lid on a laptop count for the "don't turn off your computer" message? The default option is "Sleep" Does this interrupt Windows Updates?
    Closing the lid on a proper computer [with S3 Sleep instead of S0 Modern standby] would interrupt Windows update unless the closing the lid action in Power options is set to Do nothing.
    But I have not seen any explicit statement by an S0 Modern standby user to confirm what happens to them. I think the reference to "Sleep" that you see is just one of the badly labelled calls to initiate S0 Modern standby that MS has left peppered around the place.
    So try closing your lid to find out and let the rest of us know what the result was.
    I cannot run this experiment for you because I have disabled S0 Modern standby on the only computer of mine that was afflicted by this curse.

    It would be well worth making a new system image before doing this for the first time.
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    All the best,
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  8. Posts : 14,170
    Windows10
       #8

    My modern standby laptop has no issues.

    Power settings are to switch off screen after 1 hour, sleep never.

    Power button is set to sleep.

    Hibernation is disabled

    Works perfectly - updates continue even if screen lid is closed.

    Obviously, laptop is still on, but I only close lid when doing lengthy activities.

    I also rdp from mobile if I want to check progress and shutdown laptop.
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  9. Posts : 13,295
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2251
       #9

    cereberus said:
    updates continue even if screen lid is closed.
    What is your lid close action set to?

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 14,170
    Windows10
       #10

    Try3 said:
    What is your lid close action set to?

    Denis

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