What If You Turn Off Your PC During An Update?

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If your computer loses power while it's updating, does that automatically spell disaster?

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  1. Johnty J P

    Johnty J P

    12 דקות לפני

    We've put Alan Turin on our new £50 notes, his First computer cracked Enigma code!! Now look what it led to!😱

  2. BadRay JJ

    BadRay JJ

    23 דקות לפני

    We have all done this at least once for I do if cuz my laptop is slower that a kid with no legs

  3. Heroes Of Balkan

    Heroes Of Balkan

    24 דקות לפני

    I let my laptop at 99% at night and it was still 99% after 8 hours. I reset, and it didn't want to boot anymore. Somehow, it's alive

  4. Xethl


    25 דקות לפני

    Honestly I avoid updates as much a so possibly can. Security risk? Sure. Though I recently let an update slip and now I'm stuck with a really annoying weather and news widget on my taskbar that I cannot disable (tried googling loads of things). It's also poorly made! Meaning occasionally the box will open, nothing will load and the box won't go away for 5 minutes and I lose a corner of my main monitor. I hate things like this because it is absolutely no use to me whatsoever, actively makes my experience worse, and I cannot disable it.

  5. Fare


    39 דקות לפני

    I did this 100 times

  6. F D P H Y

    F D P H Y

    46 דקות לפני

    I use to turn off many times. But it always works

  7. Karthik Devaraj

    Karthik Devaraj

    שעה לפני

    Every product from Microsoft sucks

  8. kim kim

    kim kim

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    I became a legend once because I tried this

  9. WADE 420

    WADE 420

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  10. XCAL 345

    XCAL 345

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    I have current in days but i still wont update it, power management is so trash, it fluctuates so Badly like 10 times just in days

  11. Crys C

    Crys C

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    Done this before. Nothing happens. It just updates when you next turn it on. You're welcome

  12. Heinrich Berger

    Heinrich Berger

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    What if the file allocation table is beeing written to in the very moment power is going away?

  13. Jasman Braich

    Jasman Braich

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    my laptops battery has like 2min life so I removed and use charger but then I was updating and went downstairs and it turned off. lead to a inaccessible boot device bsod which I can't fix. since February I haven't fixed it!

  14. Selever Simp

    Selever Simp

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    Bruh I hate updates, that's why I turn it off instantly-

  15. JuniorButton


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    Now why do windows updates still work without internet?

  16. Kim Kardashian Un

    Kim Kardashian Un

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    Should i report the error or does it make a difference?😆

  17. ljcool17


    2 שעות לפני

    I’ve done this, turned off during an update. Only two things will happen. Either it will continue update and eventually finish, or it will blue screen and keep starting until it boots up properly and abort updating.

  18. Larry Stylinson

    Larry Stylinson

    2 שעות לפני

    My laptop was dual booted with windows 10 and ubuntu with ubuntu as default and once windows was updating i left my room and at that moment it restarted in the middle of the update and by default ubuntu got started and then boom my windows got corrupted. Whenever I try to restart windows it goes into a loop. I can still my acces files from ubuntu tho

  19. 34 สิรวิชญ์ พัฒนแหวว

    34 สิรวิชญ์ พัฒนแหวว

    2 שעות לפני

    Fact : I did this so many times in past

  20. Mc yeet

    Mc yeet

    2 שעות לפני

    That hurts to watch

  21. NoiseTheory


    2 שעות לפני

    3:58 Smaaaaall heart attack.

  22. Dimo Dimov

    Dimo Dimov

    2 שעות לפני

    This whole video is a fabricated speculation, we are very well aware of the fact that no one has ever done it.



    3 שעות לפני

    Why does my computer tell me not to turn it off during updates, when I only want to turn it off and NOT update?

  24. Girish kumar

    Girish kumar

    3 שעות לפני

    After these many subscribers.. why he kept that freaky face on thumbnails..

  25. Toxic_Sky


    3 שעות לפני

    If I only knew this an long time ago..I could had saved my desktop after I turned it off because it was too late in night

  26. Dawn Draws

    Dawn Draws

    3 שעות לפני

    Oh yeah my computer's clock is permanently 2 hours back, nothing changes it, even the boot settings and admin.

  27. Michael


    3 שעות לפני

    I dont do updates I just download the latest iso and reinstall saves waiting at a critical time when my pc MUST work normally

  28. Rapolas Rs

    Rapolas Rs

    4 שעות לפני

    I turned it off a few years ago, and got a bluescreen with some text. Went to some technicians and they never fixed it either :(

  29. Swagster Pro99

    Swagster Pro99

    4 שעות לפני

    Everyone Dies. Never do it.

  30. Robert Pickguard

    Robert Pickguard

    4 שעות לפני

    I think on a mac you can't power off during the update and it won't commence the update unless you have certain amount of battery power to complete the installation should there be a power failure.

  31. Robert Pickguard

    Robert Pickguard

    4 שעות לפני

    Excerpt from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: When you press this little black button it says: "Please don't touch this button again."

  32. Vincenzo Rematore

    Vincenzo Rematore

    4 שעות לפני

    nothing, just slows it down and fucks it up a bit

  33. Baby Dick J

    Baby Dick J

    4 שעות לפני

    ty CBS

  34. Anwesh Krishna B

    Anwesh Krishna B

    4 שעות לפני

    Windows feature update 20H2 update took my whole day🙂.. installation time 7hrs 🥺🥺 worst waiting experience

  35. ShowSumRespect


    5 שעות לפני

    ive done this before, it fried my ssd

  36. Jeff Rushton

    Jeff Rushton

    5 שעות לפני

    Don't tempt it guys. I did so, arrogantly tempting the compu gods. Immediately after unplugging my PC the ancient demonic god Paiman was summoned. Luckily I was able to re-boot and the curse was lifted.

  37. Ryan


    5 שעות לפני

    I accidentally did this about a year ago and it fucked my computer up so bad I had to just wipe everything and restart.

  38. Lucas Bevilacqua

    Lucas Bevilacqua

    5 שעות לפני

    My brother must of turned it off during a core update because his computer showed the blue screen of death, and then he took it to a computer repair shop who promptly scammed him by saying it was unrepairable to which my brother regrettably let them keep it....

  39. Zijie Li

    Zijie Li

    5 שעות לפני

    My wife got inpatient with her surface pro updates a couple years ago. She forced restarted the device, end up with fried ssd.

  40. MYRIAD 3D


    6 שעות לפני

    80% of chance is there this would be a catastrophe..Its better to let it complete..

  41. Robert Miller

    Robert Miller

    7 שעות לפני

    What happens if you turn off your computer when it's rolling back an incomplete installation?

  42. BlueForte


    7 שעות לפני

    It’s pretty simple… *Mankind seizes to exist*

  43. TheSkyreborn


    7 שעות לפני

    well, after watching this video i now know that you can backup data using cmd and notepad.exe when you cant even get pass BSOD during booting, thank you so much

  44. Missy


    8 שעות לפני

    I had a laptop crash during an update once. It couldn't boot and failed to run recovery when you restarted it. So I took the family's older laptop and reformatted a spare USB to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows. Told the broken laptop to boot from USB in the BIOS. It refused to boot from the USB to let me fix it, no matter what I did. I even tested the USB on the other laptop as a sanity check (and it worked). Eventually asked for help on one of those "ask a Microsoft employee!" things online, and was advised to just get my important things off the laptop and factory reset. Didn't know any fancy tricks, so I reformatted USB to Linux and booted the broken laptop with that (which did work). I realized I left my external drive in the garage and was too lazy to get it that night, so figured I'd just move everything over and reset the laptop the next day. That morning, I turned the laptop on without the USB plugged in, and got a "scanning and repairing C: drive" message. After days of being unresponsive, the laptop fixed itself in a matter of minutes. Puzzled, I told the Microsoft lady, who simply said, "It looks like the threat of Linux made Windows behave!" 😂

  45. Toon Mage Channel

    Toon Mage Channel

    8 שעות לפני

    I did it before. Not a very good ending, if I must say.

  46. shawnerz98


    8 שעות לפני

    TomatoBisque.dll...love it! :)

  47. Yippee Skippy

    Yippee Skippy

    8 שעות לפני

    Loved those .dll names 😅 I somehow did not find the background music annoying at all. Good work.

  48. Xypho


    8 שעות לפני

    It just explodes

  49. Khine tun Tun

    Khine tun Tun

    8 שעות לפני

    I do that all the time.

  50. Carlos Ponce

    Carlos Ponce

    8 שעות לפני

    Mine was damaged after a blackout...

  51. Vok250


    8 שעות לפני

    What if I shut down my Windows 95 Acer before the "You can now safely turn off the computer" screen comes up?!

  52. The Independent Libertarian

    The Independent Libertarian

    9 שעות לפני

    Mine got fried during this…had to get a new computer 😔

  53. Tomato Sauce

    Tomato Sauce

    9 שעות לפני

    Gooey? No, it is G.U.I. I really can't believe an "expert" pronounced it like this. I thought people dropped that silliness long ago. "GUI" is an abbreviation for Graphical User Interface and is pronounced as "Gee-You-Eye".

  54. The Ultimate Rat

    The Ultimate Rat

    9 שעות לפני


    • The Ultimate Rat

      The Ultimate Rat

      9 שעות לפני

      (2:09 is exactly when he makes the face!)

  55. Kien Hweng Tai

    Kien Hweng Tai

    9 שעות לפני

    Most of the time sometimes a rogue process refuses to die and stalls up the entire process, so in most instances it is fine.

  56. FLY HARD


    9 שעות לפני

    I've turned of my phone during a few software updates a couple of times and it's fine

  57. Hephaestus


    9 שעות לפני

    I do it all the time when I’m impatient, nothing happens

  58. Spiderpig111


    9 שעות לפני

    Lol u literally just stole this from @LinusTechTips and changed nothing

  59. justtyler


    10 שעות לפני

    I don't even have a pc. Why am I watching this?

    • Yippee Skippy

      Yippee Skippy

      8 שעות לפני

      You were hoping to enjoy some schadenfreude :-)

  60. James S

    James S

    10 שעות לפני

    …. Seven puppies would loose their souls….

  61. 😈Demon In da sheets😈

    😈Demon In da sheets😈

    10 שעות לפני

    Done did it and it fried my mother board but I replaced it know

  62. Feedmeagrape


    10 שעות לפני

    I thought the computer would turn into a killing robot

  63. dathyr1


    10 שעות לפני

    Thanks for the info and i am no expert at Windows. If i get a power outage and the black screen, it is time for me to call my local computer store that built my PC's and have them get it to work.

  64. Aussie Guy

    Aussie Guy

    10 שעות לפני

    I just revoked the permissions for the system to use the folder windows downloads the updates to. Simple, effective and no need to kill processes or use the services manager.

  65. Beepy


    11 שעות לפני

    You mean to tell me Microsoft doesn’t send a nuke to my house?

  66. connectivity tissues

    connectivity tissues

    11 שעות לפני

    The umagnetized power cord for the Microsoft Suface 3 was accidentally unplugged during an update, and now just loops on a blue screen of death. Have I completely bricked my computer?

  67. random sam

    random sam

    11 שעות לפני

    that happened to me once, then I got hit with one of those neverending startup loops

  68. OmegaWolf543


    11 שעות לפני

    Plain and simple, it kills your computer because the software is incredibly vulnerable while updating, and turning it off can remove important files. Essentially killing your computer

  69. Micheal Afton

    Micheal Afton

    11 שעות לפני

    Yeah I’ve had that problem

  70. Ayesha Rufai

    Ayesha Rufai

    11 שעות לפני

    Prince Harry

  71. Evo


    11 שעות לפני

    I had to re-install windows once when the power went out during an update. Now I know why.

  72. sgradone


    11 שעות לפני

    I restart my laptop during updates all the time because it can't finish the update so it's the only way I can use the laptop.

  73. Noah Krause

    Noah Krause

    11 שעות לפני

    Ive had to shut off my laptop a few times because an update got stuck well frozen, my laptop is running fine now after the most recent update. It used to take forever to boot up even with quick boot enabled, thankfully the most recent update has repaired everything and im running Win10 okay, well as okay as you can run windows 10 on a laptop that has no dedicated GPU

  74. Derek Roberts

    Derek Roberts

    12 שעות לפני

    What is the internet or electricity goes out during one? I live in Mexico and that happens quite a bit here.

  75. Moses Lalmuanpuia

    Moses Lalmuanpuia

    12 שעות לפני

    My windows updated and now it's extremely slow. I think my hard drive is broken.

  76. Ese Ukey

    Ese Ukey

    12 שעות לפני

    Good good good. 🙂

  77. My Girl

    My Girl

    12 שעות לפני

    whew. Thanks. I will stop placing orange cones around my computer when PC is updating.

  78. Jon


    12 שעות לפני

    OMG the notepad trick *glass shattering*

  79. Christian Breitenstein

    Christian Breitenstein

    13 שעות לפני

    Or you have all important files on external drives in the first place :-)

  80. shiropepe


    13 שעות לפני

    he kinda looks like that guy on GTA 5 from life invader or something in my opinion

  81. Zzombie22 3

    Zzombie22 3

    13 שעות לפני

    I did this at one point. Not much happened it just had to like recollect data or something. It kinda fixed itself

  82. NoobLoad &Deathblox

    NoobLoad &Deathblox

    13 שעות לפני

    This madlad

  83. its a MAD world

    its a MAD world

    13 שעות לפני

    My battery went dead while I was updating my laptop once, that laptop is toast, when I turn it on, it's just an endless load screen.

  84. william SMITH

    william SMITH

    14 שעות לפני

    I don't care because Linux waits for me to decide when I update my laptop......

  85. Sudarshan • M

    Sudarshan • M

    14 שעות לפני

    Answer for thumbnail : mental hospital 🏥

  86. Ehrmann Gregsson

    Ehrmann Gregsson

    14 שעות לפני

    I use Windows all my life, but why is it still so not user friendly so many years later?! Why can't it tell you what exactly is being updated at the moment and how much is left? Why do you have to open Explorer through the NOTEPAD?! This method helped me a lot a few month ago (when it started showing BSOD after an OFFICIAL update), but why is it even a problem?! There's so many problems that Windows has been having for the DECADES. And the new version still doesn't solve any. Damn.

  87. B R.

    B R.

    14 שעות לפני

    Me having done so already in the past: 👀 What do you think happens?

  88. nobilly1


    14 שעות לפני

    he’s the kind of guy to not pay attention when the teacher said to pay attention just to see what happens

  89. Don Wells

    Don Wells

    14 שעות לפני

    I have shut mine off during an update , because sometimes it takes forever or just stalls. I lived through it . I love danger and living life on the edge.

  90. Psycesponge


    15 שעות לפני

    From experience of shutting my computer off during an update what can happen is some functionality like audio devices might not work correctly. I stumbled accross this issue when it was stuck on continuous loop i had no choice but to shut it down and try restarting. Discord did not work and it didn't picked any audio. Audacity couldn't even detect my audio system and wasn't working. Games sometimes crashed for no reason. My soundcard barely worked (didn't give me extra functionality as it should've given) However it got fixed by itself when the update came through and successfully updated my windows. So to summarize this. Please do not shut your computer off during an update otherwise you just risk of losing proper functionality of windows.

  91. Xyles7


    15 שעות לפני

    When "Have you tried turning it on and off again" is actually not the solution

  92. BigMax


    15 שעות לפני

    I was the only one waiting for the whole video, that he turned off the computer during the update to see what happens ?!

  93. Xyles7


    15 שעות לפני

    Updating your personal PC is one thing but updating your work PC always gives me anxiety

  94. calamity522


    15 שעות לפני

    Finally, a question that _actually_ needs an answer

  95. Ino145


    15 שעות לפני

    That Storyblocks girl though..

  96. Custom Kirby

    Custom Kirby

    15 שעות לפני

    Don't tell me what to do!

  97. truptutupta tv

    truptutupta tv

    15 שעות לפני


  98. silpheedTandy


    15 שעות לפני

    3:29 i wish they still put LED Hard Drive lights on laptops

  99. Better Than You

    Better Than You

    15 שעות לפני

    Microsoft updates is like forced vaccinations. Neither welcomed nor work. It just breaks you.