To disable hibernation and recover a little bit of hard drive space, launch REGEDIT, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power, then set both HibernateEnabled and HiberFileSizePerfect to zero.
To shut Windows 8 down, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon – or just hold down the Windows key and press I – and you’ll see a power button. Click this and you get the option to Shut Down or Restart.
Alternately you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click the power button in the bottom right-hand corner.
If you are on the desktop you can press Alt+F4 to access Shut Down options.
Microsoft has announced that support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will end in April 2014. This basically means that you will no longer get any security updates or support on these products after that day. More information can be found in the Microsoft Article below.
If you need any help of advice please speak to us about the best upgrade routes for your business.
You can access it by going into System Preferences, Personal, Security & Privacy and then the FileVault tab. Turn it on and enter a recovery key to encrypt your whole volume.
Microsoft said the move is intended to make Windows 8 a less frustrating experience for those who don’t have touch-based PCs. Windows 8 was designed for touch, “but we also recognize there are many non-touch devices in use today – especially in the commercial setting.”