"Shut Down" Doesn't Actually Shut Down Your PC
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Have you ever wondered how your PC boots up really fast from a shutdown and even remembers which websites and programs you had open? Well, when you might be surprised why and how your PC does it in today's video!

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  • Darrell

    if you have a laptop: unplug charger let it drain to 0% if you have a pc: do the restart and when it turns off unplug it from the wall

  • Armitshu Games
    Armitshu Games

    It is. Until you turned it on.

  • Carbon Proksi
    Carbon Proksi

    False vid title, you're talking about Win10's version of "shut down", not "shut down" itself.

  • Nick Smith
    Nick Smith

    Explains why I got a BSOD two days running 🤔

  • name

    1:02 - 1:03 that just sounds like sleep mode but with extra steps

  • Sajid Al hasan
    Sajid Al hasan

    But, My laptop's battery is busted But, it can still work when adopter's plug is ined So, I plug out when i shut it

  • MrAmanPro

    I know this

  • Joel Joseph Reji
    Joel Joseph Reji

    Ah yes, the setting you disable before installing Linux

  • urfavouriteboi

    0:09 I saw a window called "waifu2", got some explaining to do 😂😂

  • tanjinpang

    I have disabled hibernate. So no fast startup for me...

  • Damènwave 8513
    Damènwave 8513

    Explains why my surface juice is always empty if I let it for a day, still can't find a way to fix it

  • the.beard.yyc

    I’ll just turn it off if it’s enabled, I trust you. I can’t waste my valuable HRposts time to “test” something on my own PC. Monkey see, monkey do.

  • Blue Jay
    Blue Jay

    Not mine dude. I turned of ALL THAT SHIT!!!!! It's how they maintain control man!

  • Keanu Chin
    Keanu Chin

    i knew it didnt actually shut it down, i sometimes boot up my pc and theres pps that i had open sometimes are still open

  • Logan Studios
    Logan Studios

    My life is a lie.

  • Luxid Lucid
    Luxid Lucid

    So that's why when I restart my PC it takes more time to shut down than when I click shut down...

  • Shubham Prabhat
    Shubham Prabhat

    what difference it makes when half a time it shows window is updating screen before turning on 😂😂😂

  • Julian

    My PC Is Very Slow If I Shut It Down I Allways Just Put It On Sleep Mode

  • Neko chan
    Neko chan

    I realised that feature when I had to search for viruses using Linux LiveCD and it couldn't mount my system disk.

  • schlbus

    Did someone said something about ACPI power states because this explanation of what windows does on shutdown is idiotic.

  • Lol

    Me: shuts down Windows: boots up in about 1 minute when you turn it on Me: Shuts down AND unplug computer Windows: takes about 1 minute 30 seconds to boot when you turn it on My computer has an HDD and 8 GB ram....

  • shockwaverc13

    first they turn your screen off early to make you think it shutdowns fast and now this ??? microsoft really wants to mislead people into thinking windows is still not an obsolete bloated mess

  • Otis Laurey
    Otis Laurey


  • L3

    i once downloaded the wrong drivers and now it explains why i always got a bsod instead of windows auto repairing

  • FallToValhalla

    I just click the power button my my power supply so it doesn't even get power :)

  • ‏‏‎

    We’ve been lied to

  • fridayfunkgaming291

    Shut down turn off the PC like when you press the big button but i mean actually the shut down button on the hard disk.


    Shut Down Button Dosent Shut Down Your Computer Shut Down Button: *Then wat im for?!*

  • DEV LeSnake
    DEV LeSnake

    I hate this, because it can cause so many problems :/

  • ANAKIN The Artist
    ANAKIN The Artist

    the video: today we are going to talk about computers with windows 10 me after seeing a bsod twice last year: such an influence, what if my pc can crash any second?! What if? WHAT IF?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Wyted

    I actually don't remember the last time I shut down my PC. I always do hibernate, it's way more convinient for me.

  • SnowWolf_Gaming_YT

    I already know this because I have several things that do not shut off when I turn it off, the only things that do are my keyboard and my mousemat, it always annoys me when I go to bed because it is so bright that they are like mini blackpool illuminations in my bedroom

  • 月雪輝

    this explains why my battery gets drained after i havent used laptop in a week =.=

  • Thomas's Things
    Thomas's Things

    How many other LIES have I been told by the council!?!

  • St. Haborym
    St. Haborym

    Pfft, I have something faster than an ssd.

  • KawáiiSoul

    Me: fast start up disabled. Hibernation mode disabled. I still get 0.5 second startup. (SSD)

  • 404 Golden Found
    404 Golden Found

    Oh, ya know, its like "breathing dosen't actually introduce breathe in your body"

    • 404 Golden Found
      404 Golden Found

      @JustASpeedruningWeeb ikr

    • JustASpeedruningWeeb

      yeah it introduces oxygen

  • MapleFX

    that's why I'm sticking to W7

  • Comrade Otaku
    Comrade Otaku

    But this actually shut down your PC. www.ctyme.com/intr/rb-1404.htm

  • End Mii YT
    End Mii YT

    Please stop

  • Ana Likes Tortillas
    Ana Likes Tortillas

    I remember one time I was shutting down my computer and it started updating, so I had to sleep with the blinding blue light on

  • RTX Free Gaming
    RTX Free Gaming

    Now it make sense why Restart Makes my PC feel more smoother 😂

  • james 1966
    james 1966

    Fast Startup within Windows you should disable it as it slows boot up time....

  • Ashern

    I did not know about this, and it actually might help me with a small bug my pc has. See whenever there's a power outage it does something to my computer that exclusively messes with whatever driver/system accesses the internet. Before I used to fix it by rearranging my ram cards, but now it sounds like telling my computer to restart instead of just shut down might prove to be an easier solution.

  • TBNRCoding

    This is the first video that i watched from this guy I subbed and at first thought I thought this guy was Ryan Bracken lol

  • gremmy reppry
    gremmy reppry

    i knew it restart takes more time then shut down then open I KNEW IT

  • Amir

    I turned off Fast Startup a while back because I was worried it would have some adverse side effects but had no clue that it actually did all that.

  • Leveltype

    Need a fast shutdown

  • master clock
    master clock

    funny because when i press shutdown it actually restart my pc and i have to shut down it again idk whats wrong with it

  • Sam Wilde
    Sam Wilde

    Ohhhh I never noticed this until just now, but that must be why I've never seen the BIOS prompt come up when my PC turns back on in the morning.

  • Saba Gvimradz
    Saba Gvimradz

    Yeah, it turns it off

  • Ron 133
    Ron 133


  • nintendogamer 192
    nintendogamer 192

    I have an separate Energy Cycle my PC is connected to which I always switch off when I have shut down my PC. So my PC really shuts down.

  • InsertOregano

    Anyone else on HRposts would've stretched this info out to reach 10 minutes or more, but you only needed about 4 minutes. I can respect that

    • Slepe


    • Twój stary ogóras
      Twój stary ogóras

      8 minutes are enough nowadays 😉

  • Tanishq Chaudhari
    Tanishq Chaudhari

    I actually cant change it the fast startup means disable it. I didnt find anyway for it

  • Lasse Lauwerys
    Lasse Lauwerys

    So that’s why restart takes way longer than shut down and boot

  • Mini tomate
    Mini tomate

    This fast start-up means that is faster to give you more headaches, specially when you want to hurry up.

  • Kat

    I just hold the button until I hear a loud click. That's the sound of the power button chasing all the power out of the machine!

  • Avery Kucan
    Avery Kucan

    Anytime the computer restarts or there is an update installed or any software change then it will do a full reboot but if you just hit shut down and none of that happens it will do a quick boot

  • Aditya Asphalt Gamer
    Aditya Asphalt Gamer

    Why are you in my reccomend for the 51st time?

  • JimA Anders
    JimA Anders

    I find it's easier to just turn the power off. I sure don't want to trigger a Windows "Update" session.

  • Steven Grüner
    Steven Grüner

    Okay will press shift on that

  • Bobbit Worm
    Bobbit Worm

    Just turn off the power supply or power strip upon shutdown. Problem solved. Btw this is only an issue in modern computers and never existed in the past. Thank the idiots who decided this was a good design choice.

  • luqs 21
    luqs 21

    Ok but, some people are too stupid to find out how to shutdown their computer, like there's someone from another room, screaming my name just to ask how to shut down their laptop.

  • Dragoonsoul7878

    It is stupid to force a feature on people without telling them... it causes countless problems and has no solutions. Meanwhile having a "Hibernate" button or whatever makes far more sense. Part of operating a system means things do what they say they do. It is nice to know that I needed to restart my computer when there were problems for months on end because Shut Down doesn't actually SHUT DOWN.

  • Samcq50 _YT
    Samcq50 _YT

    What are you talking about? Oh wait......I have not lost my sanity and i use windows 7, So this does not apply to me.

  • Fading Memories
    Fading Memories

    CPUs work.

  • Zaki Firasi
    Zaki Firasi

    I already kinda know this bc my laptop sometimes wont connect to wifi and when that happens, I restarted my laptop. One day, I misclicked restart and clicked shut down instead. When I turn it on again, it still wont connect to wifi.

  • MrYodaBomb

    I worked in a computer repair shop and I can’t tell you how many times I have to explain to customers that it’s better to restart when having issues instead of shut down. It was quite difficult because we had many older customers that were not tech savvy, so it’s hard to explain why in a way they understand yet they don’t want to just take your word for it.

  • lyka.

    Me reading the title: *How many other lies have I been told by the council?*

  • No Name
    No Name

    Why use fast startup when you got an SSD

  • coldybtw

    i have a question what happens if my pc was on then randomly the electricity shutdown

  • Frost Byte
    Frost Byte

    Thanks to Asus now I have a phobia for laptops

  • Dusan Bajic
    Dusan Bajic


  • Miguel Angel Medina Rise
    Miguel Angel Medina Rise

    Do we even need this for SSDs

    • Nagihan Göt
      Nagihan Göt


  • Matthew Peterson
    Matthew Peterson

    Can’t tell you how pleased I am to have learned this thing. Thank you!

  • R3M

    How to shutdown your computer? By throwing eggs and hammer it

  • KATTmkv

    Before: "mmmmm, my PC takes a lot to boot..." Now: "mmmm, my PC boots a lot faster even though it's trash..." That's how I discovered Fast Startup.

  • SoulEchelon

    This may explain why when I shut down my computer while moving to a new house, when I plugged it back up in my new room and turned it on, it told me I somehow didn't shut down correctly. The derpy thing didn't actually shut down when I pressed shut down!

  • Monte Veskeii
    Monte Veskeii

    Seriously though, windows 10 and their “work around our misleadingly impractical functionality” has absolutely cost money, productivity, and lives at some points. Nothing works at the 100 percent functional uptime or reliable functional use time anymore aside from single use failsafe in dependent devices. Like anything else in the future you’re going to work triple as hard to save half the work. Now I have to go recharge my headphones.

  • Monte Veskeii
    Monte Veskeii

    These are the warning signs of an OS company begging to be disrupted by a third party OS that does 99 percent of windows without the updates, feature removal, and me physically powering off the computer to power off, or signing out to secretly close a program task manager can’t. It’s not as slow as Mac, it’s not as old timey useless as Linux, but it’s getting obnoxious with the “we can do 4 things better than Linux and Mac combined so we can afford to be stupid on the 700 things we made intentionally worse than win7...oh and we reinstalled Microsoft edge for you”

  • Baaz

    Everyone who dual boot linux and win 10 know what is it

  • khalid farah
    khalid farah

    By God, I've been living a lie.

  • Grigoriy Celev
    Grigoriy Celev

    😳 Y THE FK YOU HAVE A HIBERNATE MODE ON WIN10?????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!???!!?!??!oh ok i just realized you covered this in video

  • Karhammer

    My PC is actual trash since I built a low tier one BACK IN 2011. As you can imagine my 3gb ram gets full in like 3 minutes of Google chrome. I actually NEED to empty my ram every shutdown

  • Woopy Boi
    Woopy Boi

    so thats why my pc takes longer to restart!!! and thats why my pc takes longer to start when i unplug it the things you learn from youtube videos amiright?

  • barczyk 10
    barczyk 10

    so thaths why one time my computer blue screened, intresting..

  • TerraGamer YT
    TerraGamer YT

    Me an intellectual: sudo poweroff

  • Inserto_cursed

    I always use sleep

  • Hail Brake
    Hail Brake

    dont care i dont shutdown my computer like 2 years

  • nomercy8989

    mine is ticked and it's also grayed out so I can't change it :D

  • Bohbinschi

    eating doesn't actually make you full

  • TCGamerOfficial

    Ok, cool. *Why do you sound like Linus.*

  • Amri Nurfalah
    Amri Nurfalah

    brad pitt

  • Moses Chong
    Moses Chong

    Am I the only one who always puts their computer to sleep?

  • Soviet Onion
    Soviet Onion

    "How many other lies have I been told by the council?!"

    • Legend Man
      Legend Man

      Soviet Potato

  • Give me 1k with videos
    Give me 1k with videos

    My mom does the windows menu then shut down,, and i do the power off button next to the screen I WAS CORRECT MOM HAHA

  • Renan Augusto Macena
    Renan Augusto Macena

    Hey guys I am a young Brazilian fan that watches almost everything from all of your channels (linus' channels dont know) and I know a lot of english and a lot of course of my native Brazilian language, also I lived in Italy for a decade and was pretty good with their language too, I dont have a job and my Country is like a black hole to live in, I want to work for you more than anything, I could do subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese and Italian, for ALL I MEAN ALL of your videos, since dollars are worth a lot more in my country 1U$D= 6R$ I could ask 10 dollars for language in one video, hope is not a bold statement I just need a job and love technology, pcs, medias, entertainment. Hope someone sees my comment, much love and props from Ji-Paraná (Rondônia) Brasil !!!

  • arish maner
    arish maner

    2:35 so if you want to shut down, first restart and then shut down?😂

  • Nohan Baloch
    Nohan Baloch

    thats why i pull the cable,,