Windows 10: Will updates ever install if you just shut down?

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  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1

    Will updates ever install if you just shut down?


    Just trying to fathom this out, but I have on a couple of occasions happened to look in windows update, and noticed updates are ready to install, on a restart - either immediately if I choose to, or scheduled for a time I'm not using the machine (in my case it says 3.30am). Now, a couple of times I've tried a shutdown, then a boot from off, rather than selecting a restart, and nothing happens, the updates don't get installed.

    So, my question is this - Suppose I were never to look at what windows update was doing, and just shut the machine down each evening when I've finished using it, would this mean the updates will never install?
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  2. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2015 #2

    I also don't understand why MS allows you to put off installing updates (security) for days if so desired, makes no sense to me.
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  3. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Sep 2015 #3

    Updates should still install when you use shutdown instead of restart of whatever else. They do for me
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4

    Nope. I've just shut the machine down twice now, and powered back up, the same updates are still sat there, with the words "requires restart" underneath them. This is silly if this is the case surely?? How can they expect everybody to look at windows update every day and manually restart, or leave their machine on all night?
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  5. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Sep 2015 #5

    @spark001uk

    Like I said, it works for me. Unless I'm uniquely unique, it must be something in your settings. Try disabling 'fast startup' in your Windows Power Options.
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  6.    07 Sep 2015 #6

    Certainly sounds like its going into Sleep/Hibernation mode rather than shutdown.

    could you post your Power settings plan details.

    Roy
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  7.    07 Sep 2015 #7

    Ok but there's quite a few settings there, is there any setting in particular I could look at?
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  8. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Sep 2015 #8

    spark001uk said: View Post
    Ok but there's quite a few settings there, is there any setting in particular I could look at?
    TenForums Tutorial : Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    And while you are disabling Fast Startup, you can take the screenshots of all your power options and post them up
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  9.    07 Sep 2015 #9

    Lid closure, sleep, power button, low battery action/critcal battery action

    Roy
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  10.    07 Sep 2015 #10

    Lid close is set to do nothing on both.
    Sleep is set to sleep after: never on both, allow hybrid sleep is off on both, hibernate after is set to never on both, wake timers is disabled on batt and important timers only on ac.
    Power button action is sleep on both.
    Low batt action is set to do nothing on both. Critical batt action is set to hibernate on batt, and do nothing on ac.
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