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Windows Update Closed Laptop

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#1
Can Windows Update update when a laptop is closed?

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To answer your question, yes as long as it is running and has an active internet connection. You might want to check the power setting under advanced settings to make sure the lid action setting is set to do nothing.
 

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Meaning there's a setting that shuts the laptop down after it's closed for a certain amount of time?

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ETA: My understanding is that Windows Update will wake a PC from sleep to check for updates.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 546
    CPU
    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell m991 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache

townsbg

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Meaning there's a setting that shuts the laptop down after it's closed for a certain amount of time?

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If enabled that happens immediately after closing the lid, a power saving feature. You will also either want to disable or increase sleep time.

ETA: My understanding is that Windows Update will wake a PC from sleep to check for updates.
Not to my knowledge.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

VFN

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#5
Here's a pic of a setting to wake the system to install updates ( I don't know the OS there) and I'd expect it to be enabled by default on any OS wouldn't it, for both security and user friendly reasons?

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    Dell Inspiron 546
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    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell m991 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
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    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache

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#6
I don't use automatic updates so I've never tried that.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
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    Mid 2010 iMac
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    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

VFN

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#7
Okay, thanks for your replies.

Is there a reason you don't update automatically? I think someone here once told me he didn't necessarily trust all the stuff Microsoft wants to install on your PC.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 546
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    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell m991 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache

townsbg

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#8
I don't trust everything either which is why I don't use it. Besides I'm not getting any updates now. :/
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

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#9
Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 546
    CPU
    Sempron LE-1300
    Memory
    2GB DDR SDRAM 800MHZ-2X1GB DIM M
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell m991 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    320GB NCQ Serial ATA (7200 RPM) w/ 16MB DataBurst Cache