Fully Turn Off Your Windows PC

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Did you know that when you turn off your Windows PC it actually goes into a hibernation state rather than fully shutting down?

Windows 10 has a feature called Fast Startup that can help to speed up the boot process. However, Fast Startup can also prevent your computer from shutting down completely. This can lead to data corruption and other problems.

If you want to turn it off completely in order to save battery and not have it idling in the background do this…

How to Fully Turn Off Your Windows PC by Disabling Fast Startup…

To fully turn off your Windows PC, you can disable Fast Startup. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on “Hardware and Sound”.
  3. Click on “Power Options”.
  4. In the left-hand pane, click on “Choose what the power buttons do”.
  5. Under “Shutdown settings”, you will see a checkbox labeled “Turn on fast startup (recommended)”. This checkbox is enabled by default.
  6. To disable Fast Startup, click on the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” link.
  7. Uncheck the box next to “Turn on fast startup”.
  8. Click on “Save changes”.

Once you have disabled Fast Startup, your computer will no longer perform a hybrid shutdown when you click on the “Shutdown” button. Instead, it will perform a full shutdown, which will ensure that all of your data is properly saved and that your computer is properly shut down.

Here are some additional benefits of disabling Fast Startup:

  • It can help to improve the performance of your computer.
  • It can help to fix some problems with Windows.
  • It can help to prevent data corruption.

If you are experiencing any problems with your computer, or if you are concerned about the security of your data, you may want to consider disabling Fast Startup.

Here are some additional tips for fully turning off your Windows PC:

  • Close all of your open programs before you shut down your computer. This will help to ensure that all of your data is properly saved.
  • If you are using a laptop, make sure that it is plugged in before you shut it down. This will help to prevent data corruption.
  • If you are concerned about data loss, you can create a backup of your important files before you shut down your computer.

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By following these tips, you can ensure that your Windows PC is properly shut down every time. This will help to protect your data and prevent problems with your computer.

Written by: Ian Fraser

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