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Win 8 hibernates instead of shutting down

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    Win 8 hibernates instead of shutting down

    I hate when things don't work when and how I'm expected them to. Anyway,
    I have Windows 8 Pro N and I want it to shut down instead of hibernate. I made a shortcut:
    "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -t 00 -s"
    and whenever I press it, it reads "shutting down" on a blue screen, after that it turns off. So far so good. But when I press the power button it reads "resuming from hibernation".

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Mireazma,

    The -S switch you used has it performs a hybrid shutdown for fast startup instead of a full shutdown.

    Hybrid Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    If you like, you can use the method below for a full shutdown.

    Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Win 8 hibernates instead of shutting down
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