Tip: PowerShell Script to create Shutdown/Restart/Logoff Windows 8 Tile for the Start menu

A PowerShell script shows how to create a Shutdown, Restart or Logoff Windows 8 tile for the Start menu. Script source and documentation can be downloaded from here

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 …