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User Info: Jiazhen

Jiazhen
2 years ago#1
I have windows 8.1 with classic shell but when I shut down the computer goes into hibernate mode instead. anyone know of a fix?
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User Info: jelly2008

jelly2008
2 years ago#2
Guess you need to disable the Fast Startup option in the Power settings area. I think it's in the Shutdown button settings at the left of the window.
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2 years ago#3
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KidInTheHall
2 years ago#4
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User Info: Jiazhen

Jiazhen
2 years ago#5
Thank you jelly2008, turns out fast startup just means hibernate instead in windows 8 land. Really appreciate it, this has been bugging me all week.
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User Info: DarkLaguna

DarkLaguna
2 years ago#6
Well, there's really no drawbacks to a hibernate instead of a complete shutdown nowdays, unless you need to completely shut everything down for driver/OS installations and such (and Reset in windows 8 does do a complete shutdown and reboot).

Hibernating instead of a complete shutting down significantly decreases boot-up time. If you're really worried about things like memory leaks or you need a complete shutdown for whatever reason, just do Reset instead of Shutdown. Or disable Fast Startup, and go from <10 second boot up times to several times that. =P
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User Info: Jiazhen

Jiazhen
2 years ago#7
hibernating will not reset windows processes which means that useless processes will build up making computers run slower over time.
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User Info: DarkLaguna

DarkLaguna
2 years ago#8
Jiazhen posted...
hibernating will not reset windows processes which means that useless processes will build up making computers run slower over time.


That's why you do a restart once a week. Or kill processes yourself. Or if you're extremely lazy, there's a windows update usually once a month or so that forces a restart. =P Besides, Windows 8 is pretty good about not having memory leaks.

I dunno, I just think having nearly instant boots to desktop (the longest part is waiting for BIOS to POST) is worth the trouble of doing a restart once in a while. Your mileage may vary.
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User Info: unclee

unclee
2 years ago#9
He's running an SSD though, so boot times really aren't a problem. TBH, I disable hibernation on all my SSD's, simply to regain the space the hibernation file takes up.

User Info: DarkLaguna

DarkLaguna
2 years ago#10
unclee posted...
He's running an SSD though, so boot times really aren't a problem. TBH, I disable hibernation on all my SSD's, simply to regain the space the hibernation file takes up.


Ah, good call. I completely missed that. I can see why you'd want to disable fast boot up in that case. My apologies.
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