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    laptop shut down


    my laptop will not shut down with this windows8 now when I close the lid.

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    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    This is also happening om my desktop. I also get a 'winlog.exe' error at shutdown. The OS shuts down but my computer hardware keeps running [fans, disks, etc.] I'm getting rid of Windows 8 RP before it ruins my entire PC. II also now have no faith in Microsoft getting this utter nonsense fixed before release. I'll be Window 8 a miss when it comes out. It's a piece of junk.
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    my laptop will shut if I use the shut down button or power button but will not shut down if I close the lid.and yes I got it yes to close on closeing of the lid.
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    Same here, closing the lid doesn't shut the laptop.
    EDIT:
    I found that the lid doesn't contact the button properly, when I press slightly at the bottom of the screen after closing it goes to sleep.
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    well my was working befor I down loading windows 8
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    the diplay shut off but not the comp.
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    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    All very well but I do know how to shut down Windows 8. No mean task seeing as MS have made it as annoying and complicated as possible in the user unfriendly Metro UI on desktop.
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    in the choose or custonize plan and choose what the lid does.if I choose hibernate my laptop will shut down if I close the lid.
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  10. #10

    try this , it worked for me


    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    my laptop will not shut down with this windows8 now when I close the lid.
    try turning the wifi and bluetooth off, and airplane mode on in your laptop.
    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TURN THE AIRPLANE MODE ON, and then try to shut down the laptop. it worked for me.
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