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    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
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    15 Feb 2015

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    How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Fast startup (aka: hiberboot, hybrid boot, or hybrid shutdown) is turned on by default in Windows and is a setting that helps your PC start up faster after shutdown. Even faster than hibernate. Windows does this by saving an image of the Windows kernel and loaded drivers to the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys) upon shutdown so when you start your PC again, Windows simply loads the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys) into memory to resume your PC instead of restarting it.
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    For more information about fast startup, see:


    This tutorial will show you how to turn fast startup on or off for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn fast startup on or off.

    Note   Note
    The fast startup setting doesn’t apply to Restart. You need to shut down and then start your PC again for fast startup to take effect.

    Tip   Tip
    Fast startup requires that hibernate be enabled. If you only want to use fast startup and don't plan on using hibernate, then you can specify the hiberfile type as reduced to significantly reduce the size of the hiberfile (C:\hiberfil.sys) to about half of its full size.

    warning   Warning
    If you disable hibernate, then it will also disable fast startup.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Fast Startup in System Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Fast Startup using a BAT file






    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Fast Startup in System Settings

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Power Options icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. (see screenshot below)

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    4. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    5. Do step 6 or step 7 below for what you would like to do.


     6. To Turn On Fast Startup

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Under Shutdown settings, check the Turn on fast startup box, click/tap on the Save changes button, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 8)

     7. To Turn Off Fast Startup

    A) Under Shutdown settings, uncheck the Turn on fast startup box, click/tap on the Save changes button, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 8)

    8. You can now close the System Settings window if you like.
    Note   Note
    If the Turn on fast startup setting is not listed, then you will need to close the System Settings window, enable hibernate, then start over at step 1 again.


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    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Fast Startup using a BAT file

    Note   Note
    The .bat files below will change the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power

    HiberbootEnabled DWORD

    0 = Turn off fast startup
    1 = Turn on fast startup


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Fast Startup

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Fast_Startup.bat

    download

     3. To Turn Off Fast Startup

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Fast_Startup.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run and Yes (UAC).
    NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker as a command prompt quickly opens and closes to apply the registry changes.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.





    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    28 Jun 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ubuntu 15.10 in a VM

    If anyone wants to see the difference in their boot times before and after go to THIS POST and download the Event Viewer custom view I created. I was helping someone 2 weeks ago and created it for him. And today I'm still preparing both my PC's for Win10 and imported my custom views to my laptop thru OneDrive, and I thought it my be useful here too. It's been tested on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Remember to unblock in properties.
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  2.    28 Jun 2015 #2
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    Win 8.1

    Thanks much!
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  3.    28 Jun 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Thanks much!
    You're very welcome
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  4.    18 Aug 2015 #4
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    Win 10

    Has the Win-X Shutdown been tested with the released version of Win 10? My installation does not work as listed in the Note above.
    I did some testing on my Win 10 laptop and found that using the Shutdown command from the right click on the Start Button does NOT do a full shut down. You can test for yourself by using the regular shutdown with the Fast Start feature and then the note the time to get to the Hello screen. Then try the same test with the right click then Shutdown. Then try a test with the right click and use the Restart option. In my case using both shutdown options gave the same restart time, but the Restart option gave a much longer time. From this, I would surmise that the Restart is the only one of these three scenarios that actually does a shutdown.
    One other thing that indicates this is true is that the BIOS options are not offered when coming back from the Hybrid Sleep of the Fast Start feature when using both Shutdown options, but they do appear when you use the Restart option.

    My installation of Win 10 was an upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate.
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  5.    18 Aug 2015 #5
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    Hello Peter, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Performing a restart will not give you an accurate comparison to shut down.

    Instead, you could use the command below for an immediate full forced shut down to compare with. I'll be interested in your results.

    shutdown /s /f /t 0
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  6.    18 Aug 2015 #6
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    Win 10

    Here are some unofficial timings from a stopwatch.

    I have a 6 year old HP laptop with 4GB memory and a 512 GB SSD for my system drive. I timed for the shutdown scenarios from the time I hit the power button until the Hello/desktop screen appeared. I also took an intermediate time from when the Windows logo displayed until the Hello/desktop screen appeared.

    Fast Start feature is enabled on the system.



    Shutdown from the Start Button, 24.56 sec, 5.92 sec, No BIOS start screen
    Right click Start Button and Shutdown, 25.03 sec, 5.92 sec, NO BIOS start screen
    Cmd line shutdown from your post, 38.94 sec, 19.3 sec, BIOS start screen does appear
    Restart from Start Button, 34.44 sec, 19.67 sec, BIOS start screen does appear
    Right click Start Button and Restart, 39.68 sec, 19.41 sec, BIOS start screen does appear
    Win + X shutdown, 25.51 sec, 6.65 sec, NO BIOS start screen

    From the above times and descriptions of the BIOS screen appearing during the boot process, I would respectfully suggest that the Shutdown from the Win + X menu you note above still uses the Fast Start Hybrid shutdown.

    Could this be a change in the final version released to the public? I did not participate in the win 10 previews.
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  7.    18 Aug 2015 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14372

    From your results, it looks like none of the "Shut down" options perform a full shutdown other than the command. I can't include "Restart" since that always does a full shut down and restarts.

    One more thing to look at is if you have "Fast Boot" enabled in your UEFI firmware settings or not. If enabled, you usually don't see the BIOS splash screen.
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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #8
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    My system is too old for UEFI.
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  9.    18 Aug 2015 #9
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    Interesting. It appears that they don't do a full shutdown anymore. Thank you for posting your results.

    It'll be interesting to see what results others have as well.
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