Windows 10: Fast Start and shutdown behaving a little oddly. Solved

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    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
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       31 Oct 2017 #11

    Executive decision made :) As I run an SSD I'm going to go with turning off Fast Start. Boot times are only around 6 or 7 seconds longer, and in many ways it makes more sense (to me) to have the system fully shutdown each time rather than wonder whether everything is behaving itself (drivers unloading and so on) when using fast start.

    The curiosity as to 'why' FCU has behaved liked this remains however, particularly as all previous versions of W10 (for me at least) did not seem to show these differences in which method you chose to shutdown. Maybe a different driver has been installed... quite likely actually... but I'm just guessing on that, and whether that could have an effect. The W8.1 tutorial suggests what I observed is normal. In any event I don't think there is any inherent issue or problem, it just is the way it is.
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  2.    01 Nov 2017 #12

    Honestly, just turn off Fast Start Up if you have an SSD based system. I'm very surprised it makes as much as 6 secs longer to boot when turned off.
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  3. Posts : 1,312
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
    Thread Starter
       01 Nov 2017 #13

    Thanks Steve. It is consistently around 6 seconds slower to boot, but differences in shutdown times still remain depending on which method is used, power button, start menu right click option and start menu left click option. I can't get a handle on what was going on there at all.
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  4.    01 Nov 2017 #14

    The reason for longer shutdowns from FCU is simply because it has to do a lot more hibernation work due the annoying restart (use alt+f4 to shutdown).
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