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How to Shut down or Restart Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 Customer Preview, after some time I was done clicking around, time to shut down! Then it hit me, no ‘start’ button also means no more Start > Shut down, oh noes!

So.. how to shutdown or restart Windows 8?
– Put your mouse pointer in the upper right corner of your screen and wait for the menu to appear
– click the ‘settings’ icon
– the start menu appears
– click power and click shut down \ restart

how to shutdown or restart windows8

how to shutdown or restart windows8

Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

Damn you C-states! (Unexpected XenServer reboot)

Author : Ingmar Verheij

Processors have the ability to save energy by entering a low-power mode. Each processor has serveral power modes called “C-states”. The C-states are introduced with the 486DX4 processor and are still present in the current processors. Over time more C-states are introduced to lower the power consumption and save energy.

Hypervisors (used to virtualize desktops or servers) like Citrix XenServers or Microsoft Hyper-V can have issues with  C-states causing them to freeze, BSOD or slow down. This happens when C-state 3 “Sleep” or higher is enabled the BIOS.

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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working at Citrix. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.