SOLVED: How to Shut Down or Restart Windows From a Shortcut and What is Hybrid Shutdown in Windows 8

UPDATE: Oct 20, 2012:  Turn the Windows 8 Start Button back on which includes the power options: urtech.ca/2012/10/solved-solved-solved-oh-joy-solved-how-to-add-the-start-button-into-windows-8  ORIGINAL POST BELOW: _________________   Like older versions of Windows, Windows 8 has a built in SHUTDOWN executable, which means you can easily create your own icons and add them to your Quick Launch bar or the pin them to your Taskbar.  All the details of which you can see at the bottom of this post. The interesting news is…

Windows In Place Upgrade Problem: Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing

When attempting an in-place upgrade or an upgrade from a previous version of Windows, you may see the COMPATABILITY REPORT error stating: Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing. After restarting this alert flag may not be cleared.  Fortunately there are two simple solutions: Uninstall Nero DVD / CD burning software as this is a known issue Delete any pending operations in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager like: