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How to shutdown completely windows 8, because this "shutdown" command only hibernates , and some programs just don't like it, and don't run until I restart the pc... is there a way to change the "shutdown" function for it to really shutdown the pc (like the restart function already does) ?

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Are you asking how to programatically shutdown windows? If so, please add a tag to indicate what language you are using, and post your current code. If not, this question is off-topic and should be posted to – RB. Feb 22 '13 at 11:04
There should be three options for you when you click the power button: Restart, Sleep and shutdown. Shutdown works exactly the way its supposed to. Not exactly sure what you are describing there. Sleep works as "hibernate". – Nicolás Carlo Feb 22 '13 at 11:04
See answers to How do I shutdown Windows 8?, Software shutdown does not work in Windows 8 and many more questions posted by people who couldn't locate the shutdown button anymore in Win8, or were confused by the new Fast Startup/Hybrid Boot options. A shortcut to shutdown.exe will do what you want, or you can turn it off as detailed here and here. – Karan Feb 22 '13 at 18:40

Control Panel > Power Options > Change what the power buttons do

Under 'Shutdown settings'

Uncheck 'Turn on fast start-up'

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For the -real- shutdown run CMD (as admin) then "shutdown /s /t 2". Leave out the quotes, of course. The "/S" tells the computer to completely power off. The "/t 2" is the delay before shutdown begins. You can change the delay time to nearly any number of seconds you want.

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This doesn't explain how to disable hybrid shutdown which is the author's question. – Ramhound Feb 22 '13 at 19:42