Windows 10: Fast Startup - Should we use it?


  1. Posts : 85
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       13 Feb 2017 #1

    Fast Startup - Should we use it?


    The reason I ask is because I am trying to customize my Windows and I wanted startup sounds. But I read they won't play if you have quick startup enabled which is by default. Plus having to edit the registry to unhide the sounds.

    So aside from enabling sounds to work is it recommended to have it enabled or disabled? What do you guys do?
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  2.    13 Feb 2017 #2

    RECONBunny said: View Post
    The reason I ask is because I am trying to customize my Windows and I wanted startup sounds. But I read they won't play if you have quick startup enabled which is by default. Plus having to edit the registry to unhide the sounds.

    So aside from enabling sounds to work is it recommended to have it enabled or disabled? What do you guys do?
    User choice really.
    Disabling it will save you hiberfile space.
    I disable it cuz I'm dual booting.
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  3.    13 Feb 2017 #3

    My computers with SSDs, fast startup is disable. My computers with HDDs have fast startup enabled.
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  4.    13 Feb 2017 #4

    Unless space is at a premium, I leave it enabled.
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  5.    16 Feb 2017 #5

    RECONBunny said: View Post
    What do you guys do?

    The only reason I disabled it is... my cat who liked to walk on the keyboard in the middle of the night waking my PC and exposing me to insomnia
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  6.    16 Feb 2017 #6

    In my experience Fast Start causes problems so I leave it off.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Feb 2017 #7

    Winuser said: View Post
    In my experience Fast Start causes problems so I leave it off.
    More like: it can cause problems on a few makes and models of PC - others work fine with fast start.

    I like to have fast start turned off, but mainly for convenience - it makes it easier to boot from a recovery USB or a DVD (something I do often). Anyway, for a quick start I prefer to hibernate my laptop rather than shut it down at the end of the day. Actually shutting it down is something I rarely do.

    Sometimes an update (1511 to 1607, for example) has turned fast start back on and I have taken a while to notice and turn it back off again. It's never caused me a problem while it's been on.
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  •    18 Feb 2017 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    My computers with SSDs, fast startup is disable. My computers with HDDs have fast startup enabled.
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       18 Feb 2017 #9

    If you look at what it does, it is an obvious no. Unless you like saving a few secs to boot an unreliable system.
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