Oh god no.

My windows machine is stuck in stage 1 of 2 of installing updates. And it says “do not shut down or unplug your computer”. I’d just like to know, what the hell can I do? It’s been stuck in that stage all morning, it’s obviously not doing anything.

If I shut it down now, what will get messed up? Just the update, whatever it is? Or the whole machine? Will parts of it be installed, resulting in instability?? Is there anything else you can do while it’s in that mode? HEEEELP!!! This would be the second time I’ve had to take it to the shop and have all the memory erased!

THIS ISN’T AN OS FLAME WAR/ DEBATE THREAD, JUST HELP ME!!!

Just unplug it, wait 30 seconds, then start it up again. It should be okay.

Well, that seems to be fine, but I just hope whatever it was in the process of installing wasn’t anything big and important.