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Windows 7: Win8 upgrade experience

23 Jun 2014   #131
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LOL. Is that suit supposed to protect against the metro infection?

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23 Jun 2014   #132
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have hibernation off on 7 never even looked at it on 8 I'll test start8's search
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23 Jun 2014   #133
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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23 Jun 2014   #134
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well fast start was enabled again
Might of been re-activated after 8.1's update ?
It's off now again and so is hibernation when plugged in,
See how it goes,
Coming out of win-8 just now with restart did not use win-8 boot manager
It used win-7 boot manager and was pretty quick going back to win-7,
So either hibernation disable or fast boot disable or the combination of the two help that issue,
I just believe win-8 finally started to use win-7 boot manager as win-7 is the default os
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23 Jun 2014   #135
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Hey Mike,

I used the powercfg command to check the status on my machine. Search found nothing (Everywhere or Settings), so I opened help which is probably a better initial choice than search at this stage for me anyway.

I thought you could just issue powercfg and it would tell you what the current settings are, but it wanted a parameter, so I gave it /h - not good enough, so I gave it /hibernate - still not good enough. I guess it wants the full parameter list.

powercfg /query gives you everything and more. I haven't taken the time to determine if this dumps only the current plan or all plans.

Da-dat-da-daaaaaaaa
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23 Jun 2014   #136
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Well fast start was enabled again
Might of been re-activated after 8.1's update ?
It's off now again and so is hibernation when plugged in,
See how it goes,
Coming out of win-8 just now with restart did not use win-8 boot manager
It used win-7 boot manager and was pretty quick going back to win-7,
So either hibernation disable or fast boot disable or the combination of the two help that issue,
I just believe win-8 finally started to use win-7 boot manager as win-7 is the default os
Thanks Mike, for testing that and posting what you found.
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23 Jun 2014   #137
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Start8 search worked as well as 7's search
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23 Jun 2014   #138
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

No surprise there - it's the same search!

Search is tough to get a handle on. I cursed it at first... nothing was ever found, even the stuff I could see in the folder I was searching. There is an option to make it less query-like, but I got used to the way I had to specify the query.

I don't know of a way to explain search to make it easier for people to use. I can give a few pointers, some web pages (see my sig links) - but basically I had to play around with it until it sunk in. It is really powerful once you get it.

It just sucks, big time, until you get it
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23 Jun 2014   #139
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ya, Windows 8 never actually fully shuts down. This is why it boots so fast. It basically hibernates every time instead of doing a full proper reboot. From what I read, the only way to make it to a actual full restart or shutdown is from powershell. or cmd
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23 Jun 2014   #140
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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Ya, Windows 8 never actually fully shuts down. This is why it boots so fast. It basically hibernates every time instead of doing a full proper reboot. From what I read, the only way to make it to a actual full restart or shutdown is from powershell. or cmd
Hmmm, so even with Hibernation off, you're saying that Win8 cheats and still writes the hiberfile or uses some other mechanism that essentially is hibernation?

I have hibernation off, let me see if there is a hiberfile.sys

Searched for type:sys and found swapfile (about 260 MB) (don't hide protected OS files)
I thought that came from me playing around with Linux Mint Mate though. It has today's date but I haven't booted Mint Mate today, so it must belong to Windows.

Interesting! Thanks Andrew.
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