Hi i just ran a tool on my pc and it turned off my computer and restarted it instantly, and that got me thinking. Why can't I do that every day when I'm finished. The problem with this was the hardware restart rather then off, and that this exe isn't really built for that purpose.
So I would like to know if anyone has any solid way of shutting down windows instantly to machine off state. I dont care about saving any settings, as my desktop doesn't change, my application states will all be saved during use,and I can turn off write cache if necessary, I also don't care about sensitive data in my swap file (seen it mentioned somewhere as a reason to slow down your exit). I would like to avoid corruption, but the registry used to work on a last known good state, if this is still the case, there shouldn't be any problems here.
I've seen info about altering some program stop wait times in the registry, but am assuming this wont offer instant shut down. The only outstanding issue would be the constant barrage of windows updates, which now inject themselves into the shutdown and start up operations, I will need a way of managing those.
what do you think, anyone out there want to avoid the "You really shouldn't do this because its so nasty to windows" question and just give me a straight up answer. Cause if not, i'll be using this exe I found and then just hitting the power switch.