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Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special

BinkyTheMagicPaperclip Silver badge

Re: Even to this day...

No, it's a hardware-ism and isn't limited to Windows.

Early ACPI was pretty dodgy, and MPS era hardware didn't tend to switch itself off.

I don't think much before a pentium 3 reliably switched itself off. I've certainly a pentium 2 box at home that needs a manual power off when halting OpenBSD.

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