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windows 8In Windows 8, the default, classic shutdown has been replaced by a faster, new shutdown able to reduce the time Windows takes to turn off the computer by 30%-70%. The truth is that Windows 8 doesn’t offer you a “real” shutdown option by default as it doesn’t  turn off services and devices in the kernel session. What it does instead  is save system and memory contents to a file on disk (hiberfile.sys) while leaving users sessions opened. If you don’t like the idea of having a computer “partially” turned off, I have got a nice trick that will let you get back (turn on) the classic, traditional shutdown available on previous Windows operating systems.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound.
  3. Click Power Options.
  4. Click the Require a password on wakeup option located on the left-pane.
  5. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable
  6. Under the Windows Shutdown Settings located at the end of the window,  uncheck the Enable Hybrid Boot (recommended) and click  the Save Changes button.



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One Comment to “How to Turn On Default, Classic Shutdown in Windows 8”

  1. Michele Says:

    Thank you for this useful tip. In case of dual boot systems, hybernate or hybrid hybernate Windows 8 and then boot the other os can lead to file system corruption!

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