But to answer your question, i think the likelihood is very slim with newer operation systems, and more likely with older operating systems like XP. If I shut it down the machine become unusable and I have to reinstall the OS?First thing The if you shutdown the machine, You can read this section for updating os , If your update is optional update the system wont crash.and I'm going to try and make this say exactly what my computer is doing but I may have a few of the words jumbled because my computer is at home being stupid and I'm at work trying to earn money to buy a new one.:p Anyway, last night my computer automatically restarted itself in order for my latest set of Windows updates to take affect.Question: Windows update went bad, now my PC is stuck in endless updating cycle My Windows Vista laptop downloaded some Windows automatic updates and the third update never updated properly.Now my computer is stuck in a cycle of trying to update then shutting down and restarting. Here are some featured member answers to get you started, butplease read all the advice and suggestions that ourmembers have contributed to this question. message ID=3151693#3151693 This should work --Submitted by The Salem CatAs we all know, restarting your i Phone seems to be an omnipotent trick to solve most minor problems on the first try.
I know a little but I really don't know all the names/fuctions/etc.
After it restarted, it came up with the usual screen that states it is installing the updates, Step 1 of 3 and then the percentage of it being complete.
After completing the first and sometimes the second step, my computer will suddenly restart again and then the screen with state "Loading Files" and then come up with a screen that says Windows could not start and that it is scanning the files to repair.
I had some issues with installation that I suspect might be tied to shutting down the PC while the updates were downloading.
By the way, with Windows 10, this is the installation of a whole new operating system and not just big update like Windows 8.1.