To shut down without installing updates, select “Shut down” from the drop-down list. You can also shut down your PC immediately from the login screen. Then, in the lower-right corner of the login screen, click the power button and select “Shut down” from the popup menu. Lastly, if you need do 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. Lori Kaufman is a writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology.
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.
The installation of one or more Windows updates is probably stuck or frozen if you see one of the following messages persist for a long time: is all you'll see on screen.
tried switching on and pressing F8 but it didnt switch on.You can set Windows to automatically install updates or ask you each time whenever a new update is available for download using its Settings.Many times when Windows downloads updates, it needs to restart the computer to install those updates as the installation might require replacing of few system files which are currently in use by Windows.The only reason it tells you not to shutdown is that the updates are important (...Microsoft).If shutting down during updates did anything, I would be so screwed by now.Tryied removing the battery it didnt switch on.....