I was having problems getting this to work. Most of the time, when I shut down Win 8 from the metro, the next time I started up, my PC would not display the boot menu and would go directly to Windows. To make matters worse, it would take several minutes for Windows to start. The only way to fix this was to hold the power button down after starting and starting again. This would result in the EasyBCD boot menu being displayed, and a much faster boot time into Windows. I have found that powering down Windows 8 by pushing the power button rather than selected Shut Down from the metro results in Windows being powered down (this must be selected in Power Options), and it seems to be faster. The next time I start, the boot menu is always displayed, and Windows loads quickly. It would seem that shutting down from the Win metro interface must do something different (hibernating in some way perhaps?) than pressing the power button.