While we might check and install updates manually from time to time, most Windows 10 computers are configured to apply important updates automatically, while older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8, usually apply these fixes the night of Patch Tuesday.
Sometimes, however, when the patch, or maybe even service pack, is being installed during shutdown or startup, the update installation gets stuck - freezes, locks up, stops, hangs, clocks... Windows Update is taking forever and it's time to fix the problem.
BUT – if you happen to decide to shut down your computer or restart it before that, the updates will want to install right then.
even when I might shut down ten times during the day.
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Fortunately, there is a way to turn off your computer and SKIP installing those updates.
You’ll still need to get them, but you just don’t have to get them right that minute.