Accidentally closed laptop while updating windows

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I accidentally closed the lid of my laptop while it was doing a Windows update last night. Opening the lid this morning, it's been stuck for hours on the screen saying:"configuring Windows update 30%", though the little update wheel is turning. What to do? I have basically no tech knowledge, so any help in non-tech savvy language would be appreciated.
 

penguintech

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It sounds like you have corrupted the update when the lid closed. Press and hold the power button until the laptop turns off and restart. 99% of the time, when it's powered back on, it will reboot without issue, you may get a screen advising that it is rolling back / undoing what it already did or it may ask you to run start up repair ( depends on OS ), just let it do it's thing. then go ahead and rerun the updates again.
 

penguintech

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It sounds like you have corrupted the update when the lid closed. Press and hold the power button until the laptop turns off and restart. 99% of the time, when it's powered back on, it will reboot without issue, you may get a screen advising that it is rolling back / undoing what it already did or it may ask you to run start up repair ( depends on OS ), just let it do it's thing. then go ahead and rerun the updates again.
 
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