How to kill hung windows 7 update process.

I have had several experiences where windows 7 launches an update when I start my computer. In these cases there is a message saying not to shut down the computer - it will a utomatically shut after completion of update.

Problem is the the update can take over a day - and even then I am forced to force a shutdown and restart of the computer to get out of it.

My  questions are

1  Is there a way to interrupt these 'hung' updates  ? like alt plus F4 or something like that

2 I am going to stop automatic updating, but having done that, are there situations where MS can override my setting and launch an important update anyhow ? Need advice about that.

Thanks for any help.
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AlexiosConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1. No there is not such a key, unfortunately. But before restart you can do that
2. No such sequence exists but if you install a Microsoft application it will prompt you to enable updates any many cases
EirmanConnect With a Mentor Chief Operations ManagerCommented:
Some general advice here ......

I am going to stop automatic updating
Good idea .... and MS cannot override this

Consider apply updates when YOU choose from a clean boot
jameskaneAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for both our your inputs. Each very valuable.

Glad to help
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