Windows 8.1 – Shutdown and Shutdown

Hey there, when i watched the last edition of “The Defrag Show” this week-end Gov Maharaj gave an interesting explanation about the difference in behaviour when using the Shutdown option within the charms bar or the Widnows X-menu. To keep a long story short. When you have fast boot enabled, the shutdown option in thr charms bar will perform a so-called hybrid shutdown, but when using the shutdown option in the x-menu a full shutdown Read More …

Windows 8: Boot Time in BGINFO

Last week I noticed that the Boot Time shown on my BGInfo generated desktop wallpaper had a date of several days ago. This is because of the new Fast Startup feature introduced with Windows 8. In short, when you shutdown Windows 8 the kernel session is hibernated, so the next time you power on your computer the system starts from that hibernated session. When you initiate a Restart then the system does not hibernate the Read More …