Windows Update Closed Laptop


  1.    26 Dec 2016 #1
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    Windows Update Closed Laptop


    Can Windows Update update when a laptop is closed?

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  2.    27 Dec 2016 #2
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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    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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  3.    27 Dec 2016 #3
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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    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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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    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.
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  5.    28 Dec 2016 #5
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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    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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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    I don't use automatic updates so I've never tried that.
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  7.    29 Dec 2016 #7
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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    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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    I don't trust everything either which is why I don't use it. Besides I'm not getting any updates now. :/
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    Thanks again.
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    Re: Windows Update Closed Laptop


    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    Can Windows Update update when a laptop is closed?

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    You are able to boot laptop ,Microsoft will automatically recognize this error, if not , you can manually boot laptop by using USB Flash device ,
    Last edited by Inasert; 4 Weeks Ago at 22:33.
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