In Windows 8, the default, classic shutdown has been replaced by a faster, new shutdown able to reduce the time Windows takes to turn off the computer by 30%-70%.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.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click Hardware and Sound.
- Click Power Options.
- Click the Require a password on wakeup option located on the left-pane.
- Click Change settings that are currently unavailable
- 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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