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Windows 7: Its funny what you get used to

22 Mar 2009   #11


Been there a very long time
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22 Mar 2009   #12

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Actually not wishing to be "The 5th player in a String quartet" here but even with Windows 2000 and XP on a lot of machines if you hit the Power Off button it would do a proper shutdown without having to go through the menu.

Only if you HELD the power button on for about 5 secs (or maybe slightly longer) would it power off at once. (I'm talking about the Power button and not the System Reset one you see on some desktops / workstations).

Most of my current machines do this too -- I think anyway for laptops you can actually set this in the "power options".

I'm often to lazy to trawl through menus to find stuff anyway.

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22 Mar 2009   #13


It also depends upon how your BIOS is set - my BIOS is set to (by default) power down instantly instead of the 4 second wait period - I always make sure to change it to the 4 second wait period so it can make Windows do a correct shutdown if I need to.
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22 Mar 2009   #14
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
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Me too since a few days after Jim set up the forum actually, I did have more posts than are showing though but a server glitch he had a while ago lost about 300 on my post count
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22 Mar 2009   #15


Lol - as for the forums, I may have like 2 posts there - _ just basically get the info from the pages without going to the forums.
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