23rd September 2023

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‘Update and Shutdown’ command is bugging out on Windows, annoying users

If you’ve recently tried to update your Windows laptop or PC using the ‘Update and Shutdown’ function and run into a dead end, you’re not the only one. Multiple users have reported trying to run the Windows Update process this way, only to find their systems refusing to shut down.

Usually, you could expect your system to download whatever new update is available, install it, and restart. However, as spotted by Windows Latest, multiple Reddit users and Microsoft Feedback Hub users have stated that the last part of this process doesn’t happen. They select their preference to Update and Shutdown, but then after the update install step, their computers turn on again and return to the login screen. From here, they have to manually select shut down (again).