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Hang on Restart/Shut Down, Slow Boot Times !!

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I do believe you can download it again from the same link in the email you got. I also believe you have the option to make an iso file that can be used to burn a DVD from. I haven't done the online 39.99 upgrade offer myself, but I've seen posts that talk about burning a disk and a trick to do a clean install with the upgrade media. I'll have a look in the tutorials and get back to you.
    It's a long tutorial, but if you scroll down far enough it shows you an option to make an ISO file.
    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

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  2. #12


    Thank you. I will most likely soon do a Clean install. However I have movies on my PC and it will take forever to back them up. So can I just redownload, and opt for 'Keep Personal Files' ? Will that be equivalent to a clean install but just keeping my files? Or will that also have its cons?

    Also - How many times or until what period can I redownload Windows 8 ?
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Off of the top of my head I don't know the answers to those questions. I'd have to read up on it to give you a good answer. One thing I can tell you is partitioning your drive can save you from a lot of those hassles. My drives are split up with the OS on one partition and my personal files like documents, pictures, music, etc on a second Data partition. When I have to do a reinstall I just wipe the OS partition and leave the Data partition alone. I have it all backed up anyway but it just saves me having to copy it all back on to that PC.
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

    Just found this, hope it helps.
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  5. #15


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    windows 8


    Tank's, I also had a "restart hang"- problem. When I unplugged my power cable and switched to another power program the windows 8 works.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    Hi all,

    I have the exact same computer (except that I have regular Windows 8, not pro) and more or less the same issue.

    Issue 1: Since 2 days, the shutting down is taking me more or less 20min and Windows 8 won't startup after (screen with the blue windows logo, no turning circle). After a hard shutdown (pressing the button) it will startup but will take 5-10min to do so.

    Issue 2: Everytime I'm going in sleep mode the fan will turn like crazy and I won't be able to awake the system afterwards (obliged to do a hard shutdown again).

    Issue 3: I tried to unable the quickstart option. It worked a few times (even if the startup were still outrageously long) and now whenever I tried to shutdown with the quickstart unabled, the computer restart instead.

    I changed the computer state it doesn't solve anything...
    If you have any others idea about this problem please let me know...

    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by Gronan; 16 Jan 2013 at 02:32.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by OnlySkills View Post
    Thank you. I will most likely soon do a Clean install. However I have movies on my PC and it will take forever to back them up. So can I just redownload, and opt for 'Keep Personal Files' ? Will that be equivalent to a clean install but just keeping my files? Or will that also have its cons?

    Also - How many times or until what period can I redownload Windows 8 ?
    I have the same ntb and same problems. Did you clean install? Did it help?
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  8. #18


    Pokhara
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    If your windows 8 PC hangs on boot or during system execution then Windows 8 has a feature to boost the PC performance. You can go to the Settings page and then Refresh your PC, you wont loose your personal files instead you will boost your PC performance. See how to boost Windows 8 Performance or Refresh Windows 8 PC
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  9. #19


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    hai am using windows8 in my hcl lap it could not completely shut downed screen will be blanked but the power light and motor is running
    how can i solve it
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