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Restart/shutdown Win 10 without beginning Windows update process

Is there any way of restarting or shutting down Windows 10 without beginning the Windows update installation process?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No. That died with XP. If updates are pending (downloaded) they will install upon restart.  No way around that.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
If the only menu options are "update and"... Then no, not in any safe way. The update has already done some stuff in its online phase and it becomes important finish that process.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
Not without just powering off the computer (not recommended).

With Windows 10 updates are going to install.  

Heck, you can only delay them for a short period of time, then they will install no matter what.
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McKnifeCommented:
I thought I read that question before... and I thought it was "knowledgeable" who asked it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Knowledgeable is now IT Guy
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You must pause updates before shutting down or else they will install.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
@Adi H....not totally correct.  You can DELAY the updates, but if the machine is online the updates WILL install.  There is no way to stop them permanently.

I've heard reports that if the update service is disabled and you change GPO, etc....eventually those will revert and the updates will install.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Scott, Cliff and I are correct about updates installing.

Further, if you manage to pause in time or try some other unsanctioned method, you cannot install anything else (like Adobe) while in this state.
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Adi H.Commented:
@Scott, updates will not install if you make correct changes in regedit.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Fooling with the registry is dangerous and thwarting updates this way is not a good idea
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Importsntlyx the OP seems to be asking about timing. This isn't about stopping updates or pausing them. But about shutting down or restarting when updates are already pending. That's a different situation and should NEVER be prevented.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Agree completely
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