By Anand Khanse for The Windows Club
How to force a full shutdown to reinitialize Windows 8
Microsoft has introduced a new way in Windows 8 to start your computer, called as Fast Startup, where, the kernel session is not closed, but it is hibernated. Unlike the full hibernate data, whose file size is very large, this “kernel only” data file is much smaller. Using this file during boot, gives a substantial time-advantage during startup.
The Fast startup settings comes into play only when you are shutting down the computer and not when you are restarting it.
So then does this mean that the system does not get reinitialized completely when you shutdown Windows 8 – and then start it? Does it mean that Windows 8 will get reinitialized completely only when you restart the Windows 8 computer – since the Fast startup settings do not apply when restarting the PC?
The answer is, in a way – Yes! But Windows 8, will reinitialize itself automatically whenever needed and whenever a system or hardware change is effected – and whenever it is required.
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