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Windows 8: Difference Between Power Down and Reboot

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It turns out that there’s a huge difference between the way that a Windows 7 PC powers down, and the way that a Windows 8 PC powers down …

When you power down a PC running Windows 7, the operating system gets loaded fully again on the next start of the system. The same is true when you reboot the PC. On Windows 8, things are different which can lead to a problem that I have been facing lately. When you select to power down a machine running Windows 8, part of the operating system gets saved to the disk so that it can be loaded again on the next start.