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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

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  Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

Hi, there is a quicker way to do it.
In the Control Panel search for "Choose what the power buttons do" (under "Hardware & Sound" - "Power Options".
There you can select to simply shut down you PC when you press the power button.
It will not install updates, and it is very quick when you are in a hurry: no mouse clicks, no keys to press.
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  Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

Erm... and what's the problem with shutting it down, allowing it to install the updates (which are important), leaving it to it?
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  Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:52 AM

Personally I have no need to simply sit and stare at the computer screen watching it tell me the progress of the updates being installed. After all the computer *WILL* shut down after the so-called updates are successfully installed anyway.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

View Postzapazol, on 14 February 2012 - 05:52 AM, said:

Personally I have no need to simply sit and stare at the computer screen watching it tell me the progress of the updates being installed. After all the computer *WILL* shut down after the so-called updates are successfully installed anyway.

What if, like many, you are taking your computer with you?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:32 AM

View PostBillinghamJ, on 10 February 2012 - 02:51 PM, said:

Erm... and what's the problem with shutting it down, allowing it to install the updates (which are important), leaving it to it?


You're on a laptop you need to shut down and take somewhere else and you don't have time to wait for the updates to finish.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

View Postgcecchini, on 09 February 2012 - 06:17 AM, said:

Hi, there is a quicker way to do it.
In the Control Panel search for "Choose what the power buttons do" (under "Hardware & Sound" - "Power Options".
There you can select to simply shut down you PC when you press the power button.
It will not install updates, and it is very quick when you are in a hurry: no mouse clicks, no keys to press.

Your idea of closing Windows sounds good. I have Windows Home Premium 7/64. The first thing I noted is that I have no choice in the shutdown options. I either have a different version of Windows than you, or I have found another little annoyance. If you have other ideas, I would like to hear them
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  Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

The authors method of shutting down Windows will not work on my machine.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

View PostTheOldTopkick, on 21 February 2012 - 09:05 AM, said:

The authors method of shutting down Windows will not work on my machine.


The option to shutdown without installing updates is only there if there are updates to install.
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  Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:33 AM

BillinghamJ said:

Erm... and what's the problem with shutting it down, allowing it to install the updates (which are important), leaving it to it?

what is the problem with **actually reading** the article??? have you never relised you are late, and do not want to leave your pc on all day???
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  Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:36 AM

shanaza said:

zapazol said
Personally I have no need to simply sit and stare at the computer screen watching it tell me the progress of the updates being installed. After all the computer WILL shut down after the so-called updates are successfully installed anyway. What if, like many, you are taking your computer with you?

...problem is, you ned a net connection! and what if the battery is dieing, etc, etc...
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:39 AM

View Postgcecchini, on 09 February 2012 - 06:17 AM, said:

Hi, there is a quicker way to do it.
In the Control Panel search for "Choose what the power buttons do" (under "Hardware & Sound" - "Power Options".
There you can select to simply shut down you PC when you press the power button.
It will not install updates, and it is very quick when you are in a hurry: no mouse clicks, no keys to press.

That same option is in XP, too. In both XP and Winy7, you can configure the machine not to install updates except as you will. They make a stink about how your machine is 'unprotected', but honey -- it's more unprotected if you don't VIEW what the updates are, before installing them. ESPECIALLY the MS Office updates. If you massively customize Word and Excel like I do, the last thing you want is updates you don't peruse before installing.

This post has been edited by brainout: 05 November 2013 - 08:42 AM

Willfully Insane Now Dangerous Or Wildly Stupid. :)
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