Windows 10: Missing power options

  1. Posts : 480
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
       05 Sep 2015 #1

    Missing power options

    I apparently have Fast Startup enabled after upgrading to Win10. I would like to turn it off so I am not automatically logged on when I power up. (We don't have the IDs password protected on this desktop PC.) There are very simple instructions given in a TenForums tutorial, but my Power Options don't match what is shown in the tutorial. In particular, under Shutdown Settings I have only Sleep and Lock - no "Turn on fast startup"; no "Hibernate". Since this is a desktop there is also no "On battery" options, but that is obviously not a concern. But is the option of turning on and off Hibernate available only on laptops? That doesn't make sense.
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    Posts : 33,163
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       05 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello pokeefe, :)

    I'm afraid that you will need to add passwords to all of your accounts to stop the last account from automatically being signed in to at startup.

    Correct, a desktop wouldn't have an "On battery" option unless you had a UPS connected.

    Turn on fast startup and Hibernate would not be available in "Shutdown settings" unless hibernate is enabled.
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  3. Posts : 480
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
    Thread Starter
       06 Sep 2015 #3

    After posting, I realized my interpretation of the problem had to be wrong. I had no hiberfil.sys so hibernation was obviously not involved. So upon startup Windows 10 will bring up the user that was active at shutdown if userids don't have passwords? I think Microsoft is going a bit to far to make things "easy".
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,163
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Sep 2015 #4


    The last user that was active at shutdown will be selected by default on the sign in screen at the next startup. If that last user doesn't have a password, it will automatically be signed in to.

    Adding a password for all accounts is the only way to stop it.
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