After a Microsoft Update restart can I immediately shut down the computer?

After running Windows Update, which usually finishes with a restart, is it necessary to sign back on to my account, just to then shut down the computer? If I ask to shut down directly after the restart, without signing in, it complains.

Conversation 2 comments

  • ch_whiteit

    05 June, 2022 - 7:55 pm

    <p>When I do updates on my Windows 10 or Windows 11 PCs, I tend to use the "Update and shut down" option, rather than letting Windows restart the PC. The only time I do a restart is if I intend on using the PC after the update has been installed. More often than not, I leave the update sitting until I turn off the PC.</p><p><br></p><p>However, shutting down the PC after the update restart has occurred shouldn’t cause any issues. What kind of "complaint" does the PC give you if you shutdown after restarting?</p>

    • Alastair Cooper

      07 June, 2022 - 7:40 am

      <p>In my experience it sometimes gives a warning that users might be logged in and they might lose work, but since I’m the only user who ever logs on to my PC (though sometimes remotely), if it’s a clean boot I can just ignore it or otherwise I can check if I don’t remember if anything’s open.</p>


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