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Old 07-07-2018, 12:46 PM
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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We all have seen a Windows 10 update screen where it tells you it's updating and not to turn off your computer.

Yesterday, I was at a location tutoring, and just as I got ready to leave to go home, my laptop began a Windows update and, as usual, it told me not to turn off my computer. Problem was, I couldn't stay where I was. Hmmmm. So I packed up my computer and figured I might be contacting a computer technician to "fix" things. This morning I turned the laptop on and it said it was going back to my "previous" version of Windows, took about ten minutes to finish update and installation, and is fine.

Maybe I was just lucky...and I was just glad it wasn't my main desktop computer.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:29 PM
Location: Florida
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It was probably downloading so no changes were made to your operating system yet.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure Windows has in place the means to prevent any issues if an update is stopped midstream, this is going to happen to a lot of people just because of power failures. It only needs to make a copy of the files it is replacing/updating, e.g. system restore. When an update starts it could set a flag and then unset it when the update is complete, if that flag is present when windows boots instead of loading the OS it would restore it.
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