• @TheAnonymouseJokerM
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    The best way to shutdown your Windows system is to restart it, and then when its booting, shut it off right there. Restart actually restarts the system afresh, and for some profound reason, Windows took the hibernate shutdown feature introduced in Windows 8 and just completely removed the traditional shutdown way, how the shutdown button always worked upto 8.1 version. Windows 10 and 11 never shutdown with the shutdown, but with restart, as much of a circus as it sounds.

      • @CaptKoala
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        23 months ago

        That’s exactly what I’ve gone and done.

        Needless to say I’ve not been woken up @2-4am when the PC powers itself up and sends the fans to infinity/turning all the lights on.

        Fuck windows to the moon, now I just gotta figure out why steam only launches stuff 50% of the time.

      • @TheAnonymouseJokerM
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        Nice FOSS activism (no /s) but I prefer the freedom of being able to use a full range of software and do full range of tasks as and how I need. I treat OSes like tools, not like religion cults, adopted Linux as primary with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, now on Debian Stable and have W10 on SSD. I daily Debian like a champ but sometimes boot into Windows for the occasional need and game, to keep things functional and workflow free of friction.

        I even have a very nice Linux/Windows guide for perspective https://lemmy.ml/post/511377

        • @nephs@lemmygrad.ml
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          23 months ago

          Me too. And by having Linux in my primary boot, I mostly guarantee windows can’t wake itself up after I shut it down. :D

          • @CaptKoala
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            13 months ago

            I had the same idea while I was setting up my dual-boot.

    • @Tak
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      3 months ago

      Can’t you just disable fastboot?

      Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Power Options>System Settings Uncheck “turn on fast startup”

      • @flying_sheep
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        Sure, until the next update, when they forcibly enable it again.

        • @Tak
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          Gross

    • kick_out_the_jams
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      If you want to turn off hibernation for good you can do so with an elevated prompt.

      powercfg.exe /hibernate off

      Otherwise you want to turn off fast start up, which should avoid the hibernation/shutdown you’re talking about.

      • @TheAnonymouseJokerM
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        Yes, fast startup, forgot the name. But it is insane how its hidden off behind a commandline, what used to be a tickbox behind admin password inside of Power Options.

        Edit: apparently the tickbox is still there, my bad

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          The fast start up option actually should still be under power options, though not really intuitive or easy to find.
          Look for the part that says “Choose what the power buttons do” and it should be there.

          I tend to just turn hibernation all off because I don’t really use it, and I’d typically rather have the space hiberfil.sys takes up.

          • @TheAnonymouseJokerM
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            03 months ago

            It is there. That is weird, how did I miss this all this time?

    • katy ✨
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      23 months ago

      i heard you gotta wait until it tells you it’s safe to turn off your computer.

    • wander1236
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      13 months ago

      If you hold the shift key when you press “shut down” it’ll fully shut down.