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    what is quick start

    What is the Quick Start facility in Win 8 prof?

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    See Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 for an in depth discussion of boot process changes in Windows 8.

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    shutdown /s /full / t 0

    Turn this into a simple one click command by creating a new shortcut on the desktop.
    Just paste the above in the item location and click next.

    Always remember to perform a complete shutdown when manipulating or otherwise making hardware changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    shutdown /s /full / t 0

    Turn this into a simple one click command by creating a new shortcut on the desktop.
    Just paste the above in the item location and click next.

    Always remember to perform a complete shutdown when manipulating or otherwise making hardware changes.
    That command won't work because the /full switch doesn't exist in Windows 8: New CMD switches for shutdown.exe in Windows 8 - Includes /hybrid but not /full

    Despite its appearance in that MSDN Building Windows 8 Blog (published 16 months ago); for RTM, Microsoft apparently made "full" the default for a shutdown command and introduced the "/hybrid" option instead.

    I believe "shutdown /p" does an immediate full shutdown.

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    Last edited by BruceR; 2012-12-31 at 16:32.

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    Sorry if I'm being stupid but why are you guys suggesting ways of making a computer shut down quickly when the OP asked about Quick Start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John259 View Post
    Sorry if I'm being stupid but why are you guys suggesting ways of making a computer shut down quickly when the OP asked about Quick Start?
    Fast startup after shutdown is the default, but there may be a rare occasion to override that when changing hardware between a complete shutdown and full startup.

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    Fast boot can be a really decent feature, but not if you don't understand it's potential limitations.
    Unfortunately MS doesn't always go out of it's way to communicate these things, except in the MSDN Blogs
    where few average Windows users actually go, and even then your only likely to get a passing mention of it.

    Unless you have a really really fast BIOS post screen, your best experience with fast boot will be with full UEFI implementation,
    and not just a half baked UEFI/BIOS combo.
    You'll also find a considerable amount of variability between different boards and BIOS's that'll have their own effects on fast boot.
    And that will make a big difference when it comes to user experience.

    I think this feature, to at least some extent, is also an admirable attempt by MS in dealing with both the average user, and OEM computer
    manufacturer's bad habit of loading too much software and crap at start up.
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