"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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  1. schlbus
    преди 39 минути

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

  2. Lol
    преди 3 часа

    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....

  3. shockwaverc13
    преди 4 часа

    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

  4. Otis Laurey
    Otis Laurey
    преди 6 часа


  5. L3
    преди 11 часа

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

  6. FallToValhalla
    преди 12 часа

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

  7. ‏‏‎
    преди 12 часа

    We’ve been lied to

  8. fridayfunkgaming291
    преди 13 часа

    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.

    преди 13 часа

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

  10. DEV LeSnake
    DEV LeSnake
    преди 14 часа

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

  11. ANAKIN The Artist
    ANAKIN The Artist
    преди 15 часа

    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

  12. Wyted
    преди 16 часа

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

  13. SnowWolf_Gaming_YT
    преди 16 часа

    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

  14. 月雪輝
    преди 23 часа

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

  15. Thomas's Things
    Thomas's Things
    преди 23 часа

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

  16. St. Haborym
    St. Haborym
    преди ден

    Pfft, I have something faster than an ssd.

  17. KawáiiSoul
    преди ден

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

  18. 404 Golden Found
    404 Golden Found
    преди ден

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

  19. MapleFX
    преди ден

    that's why I'm sticking to W7

  20. Comrade Otaku
    Comrade Otaku
    преди ден

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

  21. End Mii YT
    End Mii YT
    преди ден

    Please stop

  22. Ana Likes Tortillas
    Ana Likes Tortillas
    преди ден

    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

  23. RTX Free Gaming
    RTX Free Gaming
    преди ден

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

  24. james 1966
    james 1966
    преди ден

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

  25. Ashern
    преди ден

    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.

  26. TBNRCoding
    преди 2 дни

    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

  27. gremmy reppry
    gremmy reppry
    преди 2 дни

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

  28. Amir
    преди 2 дни

    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.

  29. Leveltype
    преди 2 дни

    Need a fast shutdown

  30. master clock
    master clock
    преди 2 дни

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

  31. Sam Wilde
    Sam Wilde
    преди 2 дни

    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.

  32. Saba Gvimradz
    Saba Gvimradz
    преди 2 дни

    Yeah, it turns it off

  33. Ron 133
    Ron 133
    преди 2 дни


  34. nintendogamer 192
    nintendogamer 192
    преди 2 дни

    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.

  35. InsertOregano
    преди 2 дни

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

  36. Tanishq Chaudhari
    Tanishq Chaudhari
    преди 2 дни

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

  37. Lasse Lauwerys
    Lasse Lauwerys
    преди 2 дни

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

  38. Mini tomate
    Mini tomate
    преди 2 дни

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

  39. Kat
    преди 3 дни

    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!

  40. Avery Kucan
    Avery Kucan
    преди 3 дни

    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

  41. Aditya Asphalt Gamer
    Aditya Asphalt Gamer
    преди 3 дни

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

  42. JimA Anders
    JimA Anders
    преди 3 дни

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

  43. Steven Grüner
    Steven Grüner
    преди 3 дни

    Okay will press shift on that

  44. Bobbit Worm
    Bobbit Worm
    преди 3 дни

    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.

  45. luqs 21
    luqs 21
    преди 3 дни

    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.

  46. Dragoonsoul7878
    преди 3 дни

    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.

  47. Samcq50 _YT
    Samcq50 _YT
    преди 4 дни

    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.

  48. Fading Memories
    Fading Memories
    преди 4 дни

    CPUs work.

  49. Zaki Firasi
    Zaki Firasi
    преди 4 дни

    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.

  50. MrYodaBomb
    преди 4 дни

    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.

  51. lyka.
    преди 4 дни

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

  52. No Name
    No Name
    преди 4 дни

    Why use fast startup when you got an SSD

  53. coldybtw
    преди 4 дни

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

  54. Frost Byte
    Frost Byte
    преди 4 дни

    Thanks to Asus now I have a phobia for laptops

  55. Dusan Bajic
    Dusan Bajic
    преди 4 дни


  56. Miguel Angel Medina Rise
    Miguel Angel Medina Rise
    преди 4 дни

    Do we even need this for SSDs

    1. Nagihan Göt
      Nagihan Göt
      преди ден


  57. Matthew Peterson
    Matthew Peterson
    преди 4 дни

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

  58. R3M
    преди 5 дни

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

  59. KATTmkv
    преди 5 дни

    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.

  60. SoulEchelon
    преди 5 дни

    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!

  61. Monte Veskeii
    Monte Veskeii
    преди 5 дни

    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.

  62. Monte Veskeii
    Monte Veskeii
    преди 5 дни

    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”

  63. Baaz
    преди 5 дни

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

  64. khalid farah
    khalid farah
    преди 5 дни

    By God, I've been living a lie.

  65. Grigoriy Celev
    Grigoriy Celev
    преди 5 дни

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

  66. Karhammer
    преди 6 дни

    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

  67. Woopy Boi
    Woopy Boi
    преди 6 дни

    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?

  68. barczyk 10
    barczyk 10
    преди 6 дни

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

  69. TerraGamer YT
    TerraGamer YT
    преди 6 дни

    Me an intellectual: sudo poweroff

  70. Inserto_cursed
    преди 6 дни

    I always use sleep

  71. Hail Brake
    Hail Brake
    преди 7 дни

    dont care i dont shutdown my computer like 2 years

  72. nomercy8989
    преди 8 дни

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

  73. Bohbinschi
    преди 8 дни

    eating doesn't actually make you full

  74. TCGamerOfficial
    преди 9 дни

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

  75. Amri Nurfalah
    Amri Nurfalah
    преди 9 дни

    brad pitt

  76. Moses Chong
    Moses Chong
    преди 9 дни

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

  77. Soviet Onion
    Soviet Onion
    преди 9 дни

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

    1. Legend Man
      Legend Man
      преди 8 дни

      Soviet Potato

  78. Give me 1k with videos
    Give me 1k with videos
    преди 10 дни

    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

  79. Renan Augusto Macena
    Renan Augusto Macena
    преди 10 дни

    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 !!!

  80. arish maner
    arish maner
    преди 10 дни

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

  81. Nohan Baloch
    Nohan Baloch
    преди 10 дни

    thats why i pull the cable,,

  82. little guy*
    little guy*
    преди 10 дни

    So that explains why my Computer Case's power button turns everything off but not the Shut Down option Good thing I still prefer to use the button

  83. rubano 1421
    rubano 1421
    преди 11 дни

    Lol. I have a hackintosh. But i have a windows instalation in a normal harddrive. I have noticed that windows started too fast

  84. Duribun
    преди 11 дни

    As someone that used to work in customer facing technical support, fast start-up is basically the biggest pain in the backside for alot of reasons. To start with 95% of average users will NEVER use the restart button, and it doesn't have any sort of self check to see if it might be better to actually fully shut down, this can lead to some computers that as far as the Windows kernel is concerned, have been on for approx. 6-7 months continuously. An for those that don't realise why that is a bad thing, those drivers and other parts of the Windows system that get refreshed on a restart, those are the parts that actually matter for how the computer performs during day to day usage, and also can contribute to memory issues on hardware that has very little of it to begin with. Then as Riley explained in the video the drivers not getting refreshed, which can cause even more problems if there is an issue with a driver, and any potential memory leaks from poorly written start-up programs that the average user isn't aware of adding to the situation as that information, can sometimes be saved in the "hibernate" file created for a shut down in fast start-up. It got to the stage at where I used to work, in that we'd get people come into complain about a computer they purchased was so slow as to be nearly unusable after afew weeks of owning the system, that we'd have to explain in as simple terms as we could, what fast start-up done and why it was causing this problem. We also made it a point to basically disable it on any computer that we setup for a customer, at any chance we got, all to save us the headache of having them come back in. It wouldn't be so bad if they basically added a self check onto it that on every Nth shutdown, it will do a full shutdown, and then just reported on the next start-up that Windows took abit longer this time so that it can help improve the performance of your computer automatically. I would say in my opinion every 7th shutdown or similar would work, maybe with an option to change it in the windows settings, but no option to disable the "performance" improvement. Also a big button that says, "turn the most pointless and crappiest feature of Windows 10 off and burn it's very existence from your computers life" button that would disable fast start-up would be nice in the settings, as I'm sure the majority of people would use it. One thing isn't mentioned in this video as another thing, as far as I'm aware when I researched into it's purpose, it was meant to help customers that purchased Windows 10 computers with an actual HDD instead of an SSD get similar or as close to possible boot times as an SSD, it just fails in every way because of how much of a negative performance it can have, and the fact that some computers will get no benefit as the HDD in the machine is so crap it's basically going to take a long time anyway. I shall end my rant here.

  85. Viktor Rojas
    Viktor Rojas
    преди 11 дни

    ah yes, another reason to stay on Linux

  86. Sonic Mobian
    Sonic Mobian
    преди 11 дни

    But pulling the power plug or turning the Power Supply should right? I HIGHLY doubt microsoft sends power to your pc from a distance to keep it powered on.

  87. H
    преди 12 дни

    This was really interesting but I'm not sure what I should do with this information. Continue restarting my computer if something's wrong? Press shift+shut down every time at the end of the day? Hibernate instead?

  88. Golden Titan
    Golden Titan
    преди 12 дни

    Me when i see the title: how many other lies have i been told by the council!

  89. KawakazΣ
    преди 12 дни

    another way is through invoking shutdown.exe through a command line interface as that will bypass fast start-up too

  90. 『 YanaTriesToDOStuff 』
    『 YanaTriesToDOStuff 』
    преди 13 дни

    Then: accidentally pressed restart button Now: forget to press shift before shutting down

  91. Grizz
    преди 13 дни

    no prob in my win7

  92. Carlo Santos
    Carlo Santos
    преди 13 дни

    I'd go into Riley's windowless van willingly

  93. Particely
    преди 13 дни

    I freaking knew it

  94. Dracannia
    преди 14 дни

    Windows: We made this fast startup feature that puts your computer in perpetual hibernation instead of shutting down completely so you don't have to worry about, well, slow startups. Tech guys: Your laptop's slow to start because it got bogged down from staying on too long. Well that's one 'planned obsolescence' technique I hadn't heard of.

  95. Vinsanity
    преди 15 дни

    this was really useful to know. my dual boot setup with windows 10 was behaving erratically. but when i started using shift-shutdown after using windows 10, my other os finally booted much more predictably.

  96. Aiden Connolly
    Aiden Connolly
    преди 15 дни

    HUH... Mabey Thats Y This Laptop Blue Screans Almost Every Month... Either That Or It's Crap Since It Struggles To Even Run Minecraft

  97. Neostrosity
    преди 15 дни

    I unplug it after I shut it down

  98. Ignas Cvirka
    Ignas Cvirka
    преди 15 дни

    This fast start-up messing up my xpm profiles. It was a pain to figure out.

  99. Soraixx
    преди 15 дни

    my mind blown

  100. guguigugu
    преди 15 дни

    there is no fast startup anywhere in my settings