Posts Tagged ‘shutdown’

Windows 8’s Fast Startup Does Not Play Well with Dual-Boot Systems

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

If your PC is set up for dual booting, and you’re thinking about upgrading to Windows 8, you might want to check this out …

One of the new features that Microsoft has integrated into Windows 8 is the new Fast Startup feature that is activated by default. Windows 8 caches files on the hard drive during shutdown to speed up the start up time during the next boot. I explained the difference between shutdown and reboot before on Windows 8. When you shut down, your system makes use of the Fast Startup feature by caching data, while a reboot does not make use of the feature.


Change the Windows Power Button Action

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Here’s an interesting trick; I never realized that Windows offered this option

When you press the power button on your computer you are by default powering it down. You need to press the button for a few seconds for this to happen. This is handy if the Windows operating system itself is not reacting anymore, if it is completely frozen for instance.