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    Force full shutdown of Win 8


    Win 8 hibernates the kernel session to speed-up boot times.

    To fully shutdown Win 8, see following:
    Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Dec 2013 at 01:49 PM. Reason: replaced link for the same here with more info


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    I just click on:

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    and, then, "Shut down," afterward.

    Either that, or just hitting the power button on the computer.
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    The link given gives a much more thorough explanation of thw Win 8 shutdown actions.
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    That's great, Karl, but I've simply done it as shown above.

    Not much to really think about.

    Still ... thanks!
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    I just move the mouse to the left of the Start button, Settings then Power > Shutdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I just move the mouse to the left of the Start button, Settings then Power > Shutdown.
    Ah, aem, quite effective, as well.

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    So i win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    So i win?
    Yep.
    Pick up your prize on the way out but don't forget to tip your bartenders and waitresses, OK?

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    Good People,
    I think some misunderstanding exists here. This is about more than shutting down your computer.

    In Savill's article, he gives the following link:
    Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    For serious technical addicts, then I consider this to be mandatory reading.

    For those who would like a better understanding of the Win 7 shutdown and boot sequences, then this is an extremely helpful article.

    I hope that reading the linked material will clear up the confusion.
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    Ummm, not really, Karl.

    When one wants to shut down their computer, one shuts it down.

    As to circumventing the Hybrid boot in Windows 8 8102, one accomplishes the same just by shutting it down.
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