Windows 8's new "Shutdown" is more of a hibernation hybrid, where to achieve faster boot times never truly shutsdown / restarts. The issue I see with this is people who use the shut down option because they think they are shutting their computer off and that it's acting like a restart like it has in every previous version of windows, when in fact it never really gets a true reboot. So over time issues start to arrise
So i'm not a fan of the new shutdown as I think people think they are always starting their computers up fresh. When in fact they are not.
Today I got a call from a customer who was having problems opening her “Windows Live Mail”. It would just sit there for a while then bomb out. I asked her “When was the last time you restarted the computer” .. she said “I turned it off last night”. I told her …a shut down really isn’t a shut down, to restart / refresh you have to do a “restart” not a shut down.
I think she has been “Shutting the computer down” instead of doing a reboot, then it’s hadn’t been restarted in a while.
So I told her that was my thought about what was happening and that lets do a restart right now.
So we told the computer to restart. Low and behold her email started working again.
God I hate this shutdown hibernation hybrid ****.