Windows 7: Cancel Enforced Windows Update Restart that is going to take place in 10 minutes?
Posted on 2016-10-21
We have a contractor on site for 2 days. We gave him an old laptop. It installed 250 Windows updates (taking four hours). Today it tried to install a load more taking over an hour, these rolled back saying "Failure configuring Windows updates Reverting changes. Do not turn off you computer".
As he's not here for long I asked him just to leave his PC on.
Unfortunately Windows is now installing more updates and it says the PC will be rebooted in 10 minutes. There is no option to delay or cancel.
I can't have the laptop offline for hours again. Is there a way to cancel the enforce reboot that has been already initiated?