Pending a possible fix, there is a solution to fix the bug.
Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Server, Windows Management, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Shell.
"We are therefore calling on all Windows 7 users to immediately implement some precautionary measures to help to protect themselves from breach of privacy and loss of critical data", the minister said.
While the cause of the bug remains unknown, the good thing news is that users have found at least one temporary workaround and one unofficial fix to resolve the issue.
This is now the second issue Windows 7 users have encountered following what was supposed to be the "final" Windows 7 update, the first being an odd wallpaper display issue that required a patch.
Open "Run" dialogue box by pressing the Windows key+R combo at the same time.
In the policy editor window that appears, go to Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options.
Press the start button and in the search bar type "Add or remove other users".
How to fix the Windows not rebooting issue?
According to the accompanying information, this operating system promises seamless upgrades that won't happen when you're trying to work, it's immune from viruses and ransomware, and you can run it alongside Windows 7 or 10.
Many users reported that they had to create a new admin profile and login to the new profile, then switch back to their original profile which helped them bypass the Windows 7 not shutting down issue temporarily.