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Windows 7: Warm/Cold Start

07 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 x86 ultimate
Warm/Cold Start

When I ask my system to do a warm start i.e. a restart not a shut down it always does a cold start ie as if I had just pressed the start button on the desktop to start my computer.

I seem to remember that on XP there was a differance between cold start (boot up) and a warm start.

Or am I just getting too old and cannot remember clearly??

Any help appreciated

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07 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Restart is a shut down and start up without the screen going black and the machine completely shutting off. XP does essentially the same thing.
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07 Dec 2010   #3

W7 Professional x64

I believe you are thinking of hibernation or sleep mode. Or possibly you had a motherboard for your XP computer that differentiated between the two, and skipped POST.
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