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It is now safe to turn off your computer.

  1. #1


    127.0.0.1
    Posts : 144
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    It is now safe to turn off your computer.


    I decided to copy the NT kernel exe onto my desktop then extract it via 7-zip. Remember that "It is now safe to turn off your computer." text on older PCs? Well, eh looks like Windows 8.1 has that very text in its kernel. It is a bitmap file.

    Pics or it didn't happen? Here ya go...
    Click image for larger version

    Now... why is this in the kernel still?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Just legacy cruft they haven't removed yet. Same with old icons and various other bits in the OS.
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  3. #3


    Huh, Win 95 stuff still hanging in ????
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Dialer.exe was basically Skype from the early years of Windows. It's still in 8.1.

    imageres.dll STILL has old icons from pre-Areo years.

    The media folder in the Windows directory has a bunch of old system sounds, a handful of vista era sounds, and empty directories for the old sounds schemes in 7.

    I just don't get why they don't chuck out the old and seriously unusable parts of Windows when they code the new versions. It's like, come on, clean your house once in a while...
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  5. #5


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Wouldn't this message still be needed if win 8 is installed on a computer with a manual power supply (ie a computer that cannot turn itself off)?
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It is now safe to turn off your computer.
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