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win8.1 Computer displaying wrong Uptime.

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Ever since I installed the Windows 8.1 RTM, my computer has displayed an uptime of since I installed it. I shut it down every night (Physically select Shutdown, not Hibernate or Sleep).

 

Obviously this isn't a serious issue (I hope) but any ideas as to whats causing it? Heck during those 15 days my Computer was even unplugged from the Wall when I moved it to another location.

 

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If you have a female computer plugged in too close, you'll notice a sustained uptime without explanation.  Unplug the offending computer and put it into another room, and your computer wont have these issues anymore.

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If you have a female computer plugged in too close, you'll notice a sustained uptime without explanation.  Unplug the offending computer and put it into another room, and your computer wont have these issues anymore.

 

What? How does that interfere with the OS's ability to read uptime?

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What? How does that interfere with the OS's ability to read uptime?

 

It was a joke... 

 

Anyway, That is a strange one. Are you positive its not being hibernated some how? Hibernation retains up time I think. Same with sleep. 

 

If you do a complete shutdown. Does it go up to 15 days instantly?

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As I recall, windows 8 when you turn it off goes into a sort of hibernation for faster boot time.

Still closes all your apps but the OS hibernates.

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As I recall, windows 8 when you turn it off goes into a sort of hibernation for faster boot time.

Still closes all your apps but the OS hibernates.

 

 

It's a feature called "Fast startup", and works basically how Hawkman said.

 

Here is some more info, and how to disable it, if you're interested:

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html

 

As long as it isn't causing problems I'm fine with it. I just thought it was odd the systems uptime was continuing to count when it was shutdown. 

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The uptime is sporadic, I shutdown as usual last night, I noticed today the uptime has gone down to zero and begun counting again.

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Maybe it needs to visit some more adult websites [sorry couldn't resist the urge ] :laugh: :laugh: :D

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The uptime is sporadic, I shutdown as usual last night, I noticed today the uptime has gone down to zero and begun counting again.

From what I can remember, the first time your system comes out of a cold boot, windows takes a 'snapshot' of the clean boot.  And every time you shutdown/restart, it would restore the snapshot provided that your core system hasn't changed. When the integrity of this snapshot is compromised (e.g. a system update), windows will need to rebuild the snapshot and will do a cold boot instead.

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