1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       6 Days Ago #1

    Interrupting windows update


    It is safe to turn off your machine while windows update still downloading or even while installing ?
    In my case windows update still downloading and i like to shut down my machine and i will continue tomorrow.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       6 Days Ago #2

    It's OK to perform normal shutdown the PC while downloading/updating, For downloading, it will continue where left off. For updating, if the PC needs to update file(s), it will display a message: Do not turn off your PC then you 'd need to wait.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       6 Days Ago #3

    Hey thanks for quick answer, but how if my machine freezing and you have to force shut down while windows still installing update components ? Whether it will damage my OS ?
    whether it will damagewhether it will damagewhether it will damagewhether it will damagewhether it will damage
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       6 Days Ago #4

    The effects of a forced shutdown are unpredictable. The OS will try to avoid damage in such cases but this is not always possible.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro
       6 Days Ago #5

    Its possible windows automatically restore to previous file to avoid damage when crash happening during installing updates ?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       6 Days Ago #6

    Maybe. But nothing is certain after a forced shutdown.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Days Ago #7

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Maybe. But nothing is certain after a forced shutdown.
    Agreed. No problem shutting down while downloading. But during install I would avoid it. Why not leave it run and finish overnight?
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