How To Fix “Windows 10 Won’t Shut Down” after Creators Update

In this tutorial, learn how to fix Windows 10 won’t Shut down completely and properly.

How To Fix Windows 10 Won't Shut Down after Creators Update

After installing Creators Update v1703 or V1709, many Windows 10 users have reported that their computer won’t shut down properly when they click on the “Shut down” button in the Start Menu. Instead of shutting down, Windows 10 just restarts. “Windows 10 won’t Shut down” is a minor problem and you can fix it using my methods.

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How To Fix Windows 10 Won’t Shut Down Completely

Method 1. Disable Fast Startup

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R then put powercfg.cpl in Run dialog box. Click OK to open Power Options window.

open Power Options window

type powercfg.cpl and click OK

Step 2. When Power Options window opens, click Choose what the power buttons do link.

Choose what the power buttons do

Step 3. Then, under Define power buttons and turn on password protection, you click on Change settings that are currently unavailable link.

Change settings that are currently unavailable

Step 4. Next, under Shutdown settings section, uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended) option then click “Save Changes” button. This will disable Hybrid Shutdown in Windows 10.Turn on fast startup (recommended)

You can now close Power Options window and then check if you can shut down the machine.

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Method 2. Shut Down Using Alt+F4

If turning Off Fast Startup has no effect on the situation, I will guide you how to Shutdown in Windows 10 using Alt+F4. This method is easy and simple. All you need do is to press Alt + F4 keys to open Shut Down Windows dialog, with the Shut down option is already selected. Moving on, you need to click OK only and you’re done.

Shut Down Using Alt+F4

Here is the video guide to help you more:

That’s about it. Thank you for visiting my blog to learn how to fix computer won’t shut down in Windows 10.


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