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Whenever my VAIO laptop auto-updates its VAIO Care/Update/Whatever, it prompts me with: "your VAIO must restart for the installation to complete."
Why would I want to reboot? I don't know. If I just turn off the machine, it will just prompt me with the exact same crap upon the next boot.

How can I just shut down the machine with VAIO Control/Puppetmaster/Hoyvin still completing its installation?
I reckon it's just a tweak in the registry somewhere…

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When you shutdown the PC in Windows 8, the new fastStartup is used. In this case the kernel is hibernated! If a software request a restart, you MUST select restart and not shutdown and turn the PC on again.

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Ah blimey, that makes sense. Isn't there a way to do a regular shutdown just once? :P – Protector one Jan 23 '13 at 16:18
Yes, this is possible. Run shutdown.exe /s /t 0 to do a full shutdown. – magicandre1981 Jan 23 '13 at 19:31
Oh sweet! Thanks. – Protector one Jan 24 '13 at 20:22

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