My Windows 8 machine is going to restart shortly...
I have tried a few techniques such as
shutdown /a which is not having much luck.
Short of pausing the Windows Update service, is there anyway to stop this restart from happening?
Looks like the "restart" is all talk and no action! The time has gone and I am presented with this:
So, it goes along with the top answer here (which I shall shortly accept)
--- update again---
It did reset!!! My battery went critical and it turned itself off, I turned it back on (out of suspend) when it was plugged in, I logged in and the first thing it did was automatically restart - closing my open tabs in Chrome :(