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Users who have started using Windows 8 struggle finding options to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Shutdown their PCs. From Windows 95 to Windows 7, the Power Control options have always been accessible from Windows Start Menu, but because Windows 8 is specifically optimized for tablets where users generally don’t require shutting down or restarting a lot, the new Metro Start Menu only contains the options to lock and log off Windows. There are two ways to access Power Control options in Windows 8; you can either use classic hotkey combination Alt+F4 on desktop or open Charms box using Win+C hotkey to Restart, Shutdown, and put your PC to sleep.

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There's always the power button on your PC too. Reset on the other hand should be done using software. Personally I think this is just something people have to take some time to adjust. I know I used the start menu for a lot of things so it does take some time to get out of the habit of shutting down through the start menu.
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There's always the power button on your PC too. Reset on the other hand should be done using software. Personally I think this is just something people have to take some time to adjust. I know I used the start menu for a lot of things so it does take some time to get out of the habit of shutting down through the start menu.

I did indeed use the power button, however the problem with that is, it doesn't save changes to the desktop, something I'm going to report to Microsoft, if I can.
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The ONLY reason for me getting Windows 8 is because it will supposedly have support for Xbox 360 games biggrin.gif
 
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The ONLY reason for me getting Windows 8 is because it will supposedly have support for Xbox 360 games biggrin.gif

I might be wrong but the last thing I read the only support would be for your xbox live account. Which only allows you to essentially chat with other players but not play any games.

If I am wrong could you hook me up with a link? think that would be an interesting read. Maybe finally something to look forward to with 8.
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That doesn't exist or work in the consumer preview.
Metro is here to stay, folks.
Time to get cozy smile.gif
I did an upgrade from w7 64.. and had it keep all of my settings and programs.. everything is working great after I reinstalled my ATI driver.
I like the UI quite a bit.. but it is definitely not without frustration or confusion.. I'll get through it, though.

yeah my fear is that once you get use to it, it will become stale. I hope there is a way to customize it like we do with rain meter and such. I think I would get tired of solid back grounds. But a couple of people have said you will not be able to change the metro much. Hopefully that's just at release. Any one conform?


ON a side note how is everyone's boot up times? I have a SSD RAID 0 so if someone with a SSD would give your times that would be great +rep for info

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You can shut down the PC by opening the lower right corner hidden bar for desktop and choosing settings. There you find a tab about power and gives you the choice to shut down or restart the system.

I'm using it on a virtuabox virtual machine and I takes around 25 seconds to start so I don't think it can get worst than that.
Edited by Saberfang - 3/1/12 at 6:07am
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I might be wrong but the last thing I read the only support would be for your xbox live account. Which only allows you to essentially chat with other players but not play any games.
If I am wrong could you hook me up with a link? think that would be an interesting read. Maybe finally something to look forward to with 8.
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But that's just fluff. The real interesting bit comes when you start navigating through your recently played games and accessed Xbox apps. You can launch those titles directly from your Windows 8 device and, once they're up, even control them -- though there are naturally a number of restrictions.



To begin with, your controls are limited to up / down / left / right and you only have access to the four face buttons, so you can really only navigate through menus and make selections. That's just fine for cruising through the Netflix app -- less so for a round of MW3. You also are naturally limited to launching games that are downloaded to the console or are printed on a disc that's sitting in the console's tray. Sadly, Windows 8 will not get off the couch and put in a new game for you.

source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/microsoft-windows-8-consumer-preview-detailed-impressions/

engadget has a full in depth preview
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But that's just fluff. The real interesting bit comes when you start navigating through your recently played games and accessed Xbox apps. You can launch those titles directly from your Windows 8 device and, once they're up, even control them -- though there are naturally a number of restrictions.
To begin with, your controls are limited to up / down / left / right and you only have access to the four face buttons, so you can really only navigate through menus and make selections. That's just fine for cruising through the Netflix app -- less so for a round of MW3. You also are naturally limited to launching games that are downloaded to the console or are printed on a disc that's sitting in the console's tray. Sadly, Windows 8 will not get off the couch and put in a new game for you.
source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/microsoft-windows-8-consumer-preview-detailed-impressions/
engadget has a full in depth preview

sweet thanks for the link +rep

edit: read the article and sadly it just turns your tablet into a xbox remote. Essentially not the kinda support you would be looking forward to on a desktop.

I'll say it again this is going to be awesome on a tablet
Edited by Hogwasher - 3/1/12 at 6:25am
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The ONLY reason for me getting Windows 8 is because it will supposedly have support for Xbox 360 games biggrin.gif

Indeed it does have XBox Support, unfortunately I do not have an XBox, thankfully someone posted a link to a full review, this is really only a Preview of Windows 8.
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