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In Virtual PC (on Windows 7) what is the difference between choosing Shut Down vs. Turn Off?

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Also applies to Hyper-V. – Richard Jul 10 '10 at 9:48
    
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turn off is like physically pulling the plug, it's a hard power off.

shutdown is like pressing the soft switch on most modern PC's which will initiate an OS system shutdown.

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Shutdown [...] or selecting shutdown within the OS. – Richard Jul 10 '10 at 9:45

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