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Windows 8.1 goes to standby/hibernate when i click SHUT DOWN

  • Windows 8
  • Hibernate
  • Shutdown
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June 6, 2014 10:11:15 AM

Hello guys,

problem is like i stated in the thread title. Basically, I've been confused for quite a while now why my pc goes back on when i push a key on my keyboard or remove a usb device.

Turns out, whenever i tell windows 8.1 to SHUT DOWN (not log off, restart, save energy!) it does not shut down after all - it goes to standby-mode. How can i fix this?

More about : windows standby hibernate click shut

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June 6, 2014 11:27:02 AM

This is just what windows 8 does in order to have fast "boot times" the only way to fix this is if it is a laptop switch it off with the plug or take out the battery. If it is a desktop after it has "switched off" switch off the psu.
June 6, 2014 3:08:42 PM

Thank you for your answer. So basically, windows 8 is only offering a fake-shutdown function?
When clicking "shut down" leads to hibernate-mode, what does a click on "save energy" do?
When i click on that my pc basically just restarts... is that also normal?
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June 7, 2014 2:14:19 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:

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