How to Shut Down a Windows PC Without Installing Updates


We’ve encountered countless situations when we have to shut down the computer immediately and the system only shows the option in which you have to update first. Clicking it and even after ten minutes you are still waiting for the process to complete.

Well there is a way around it in which you can shut down immediately even when there are updates waiting to install.

Here’s the simplest method: make sure the desktop has focus by clicking any empty area of the desktop or pressing Windows + D on your keyboard. Then, press Alt+F4 to access the shutdown Windows dialog box. To shut down without installing updates, select “Shut down” from the drop-down list.

Now click OK to shut down immediately.

You can also shut down your PC immediately from the login screen. Press Windows + L to lock the screen, or log out. Then, in the lower-right corner of the login screen, click the power button and select “Shut down” from the popup menu. The PC will shut down without installing updates.

Lastly, if you need do this from a script, you run the following shutdown command in a Command Prompt window. Type the following command at the prompt and press Enter. The last character is a zero.

shutdown -s -t 0

Your PC will shut down immediately without installing updates.