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  1. #11


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    The one you posted about hyper boot.

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  2. #12


    That wasn't me. I posted the links to shortcut keys list and shut down shortcut.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Ya that one. It's something about installing hybrid boot.
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  4. #14


    It was "How to Create a "Hybrid Shut Down" Shortcut in Windows 8". Consider marking this thread answered if your satisfied your question got answered. Welcome aboard. Good luck.
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  5. #15


    Santo Domingo
    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Evaluation


    Nice thread. Pretty much answers many questions I had too.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hybrid boot is a feature in Windows 8 that makes startups and shut downs MUCH faster. It's enabled by default and it what it does is combine the Hibernate function that is in Windows with startup and shut down so the system doesn't have to reinitialize system files every time, but can just "hibernate" them. Hibernate function is still there in Windows 8 if you need to use.

    The reason for Microsoft doing such was that many a desktop user doesn't generally use sleep or hibernate versus the mobile crowd that does. Those functions allow for faster startup, but people choose to shut down because they prefer it shut down. So, they took the non-commonly used Hibernate function, threw it with startup and shutdown and you have Hybrid Boot!

    It does take longer to startup when you hit Restart because everything get reinitialized, like a Windows 7 start up time. But in 8, it's a few seconds faster. I've disabled a few Automatic services that I don't use and gain a few seconds more speed.
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  7. #17


    Thanks, Coke. That answers the question very well.

    Sorry, Crimson. At the time I posted here last, I didn't put 2 + 2 together on what you were saying. I was just thinking shutdown shortcut and not to hybrid shutdown. Not only am I old but my mind gets preoccupied as well! Hope all is well.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    OK thanks. Shutting down and restarting has been pretty effective in W8.
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  9. #19


    Did you create the shutdown, restart, or sleep keyboard shortcuts then? I realize that you stated your basically mostly a mouse user. Is that correct? Are you able to navigate around in 8 pretty well?
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