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    Default Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    Win 8 hibernates the kernel session to speed-up boot times.

    To fully shutdown Win 8, see following:
    Q: How do I force a full shutdown of a Windows 8 machine

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    Default Re: Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    In that article, John is using the /Full switch. Does that really differ from the -f switch that many of us already use?

    It would appear to the casual viewer that his shutdown routing is considerably different than the one we use.

    On my own latest install of Win-8/CP/32, I'm having a problem, figuring out what is causing the icons on the desktop to fail to LOCK into the position where I put them, on shutdown. It is something I did right after install, but I can't determine what's doing it.

    It doesn't seem to matter whether I use the slow way, built into Win-8 or whether I use the Quick Shutdown.

    I'm wondering if anyone else is having that same problem, with the icons not staying where they are put.

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    Default Re: Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    I believe the -f forces apps to shutdown if they are not acting properly, whereas the /full prevents the kernel session from hibernating. I am not an expert on this by any means, but I believe these are different switches. This is getting way over my head though. And quite frankly I enjoy the quicker boot times.

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    Default Re: Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    The -f or /f is a leftover from previous OS's.
    It is apparently NOT necessary anymore.

    I'm using the new shutdown syntax now on win-8 and it's working well.

    shutdown /s /full /t 0

    That's really all that's required. It won't work on XP at all.
    I don't have Vista or Win-7 here to try it on, so I don't know if it will work there or not.

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    Default Re: Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    Is the /full seem to be affecting your shutdown or boot times at all? Supposedly that's what it affects. Yes the -f or /f are not really necessary since XP any more, but they also do not hurt anything in Win 7 or Win 8. If the /full does not affect anything, might be worth modifying my shortcuts.

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    Default Re: Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    According to the article, using the shortcut with the /full option is the ONLY way to make Win-8 do a full shutdown.
    Otherwise it's only actually Hibernating. Oh Yukkkkk!

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    PS: When I set up any OS since XP, I run a little batch file to Disable Hibernation.
    For those who want it or need it, here's that batch file.

    @Echo off
    cls
    Rem: this program will disable Hibernation in windows 7/8.
    powercfg -h off
    Echo: Reboot. Then check for presence of Hiberfil.sys file in root directory.
    pause


    The same command ( powercfg -h off ) can be run from a command prompt.
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    Default Re: Some new Shutdown Info: Why Boot times are faster and how to force full shutdowns

    It shuts down, but puts the kernel into memory so it's preloaded at power on, or some such thing. I will change my Shutdown shortcut and include the /full just for this.

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