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    Windows 8 Hybrid Boot


    Microsoft has added a new feature called Hybrid Boot to current builds of the operating system which appears to be active by default. Hybrid Boot has been designed to reduce startup times after shutting down the computer. For that, the shut down has been turned into a hibernation like feature to speed up the next start of the operating system.


    Dual-boot, or multi-boot system users will not see the default boot manager when they have shut down Windows 8 with Hybrid Boot enabled. They need to disable the feature to enable the old shut down option again.





    This is handled in the Windows Control Panel under Power Options.

    To sum it up: The shutdown button in Windows 8 uses a feature called Hybrid Boot to speed up the next start of the operating system using a hibernation like system.


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    Hi cybercore and welcome to the forum. I'm not clear what you mean by this: "Dual-boot, or multi-boot system users will not see the default boot manager when they have shut down Windows 8 with Hybrid Boot enabled. They need to disable the feature to enable the old shut down option again."
    Obviously, as I dual boot with Linux Mint, I would not be able to use this "hybrid boot" as it would have to supersede my boot choice page in Winboot. On the other hand if I just switch on the power I default to W7 so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    Is that what you mean? That the hybrid boot feature would have to be disabled?

    cheers, John:grin:
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
    Hi cybercore and welcome to the forum. I'm not clear what you mean by this: "Dual-boot, or multi-boot system users will not see the default boot manager when they have shut down Windows 8 with Hybrid Boot enabled. They need to disable the feature to enable the old shut down option again."
    Obviously, as I dual boot with Linux Mint, I would not be able to use this "hybrid boot" as it would have to supersede my boot choice page in Winboot. On the other hand if I just switch on the power I default to W7 so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    Is that what you mean? That the hybrid boot feature would have to be disabled?

    cheers, John:grin:
    Yes, that's what the article says.

    Dual-boot, or multi-boot system users will not see the default boot manager when they have shut down Windows 8 with Hybrid Boot enabled. They need to disable the feature to enable the old shut down option again.

    Obviously, as I dual boot with Linux Mint, I would not be able to use this "hybrid boot" as it would have to supersede my boot choice page in Winboot.

    Means that when you are booting the sytem with the hybrid boot feature on [after you just shut it down], you will not be getting the conventional multiboot menu on boot start [on system wake].
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