A quick and dirty little boot speedup

  1. Frabnkhs's Avatar
    Posts : 197
    Dual Boot: Windows 10 20H2 & Ubuntu 20.04.1

    A quick and dirty little boot speedup

    I set my system through Group Policy Editor to Hibernate rather than Shut Down when I Shut Down my system

    This gives me a very fast bootup even using a slow 7200 rpm mechanical HDD

    Never thought I'd use 7200 RPM and Slow in the same sentence. Never say never....

    I do first shut down any clients I'm running like Steam and since I'm wired direct with Ethernet everything comes up working

    This May Not work with WiFi, depending on your interface and WiFi router, and or what programs you leave open.

    Anywho.... My 2 cents....

    Okay, Okay, I'm human and therefor impatient

    By the way...

    Frabnkhs did you remember to include your Windows Version number?

    As my lawyer Avatar would say: Asked and answered

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  2. Macboatmaster's Avatar
    Posts : 860
    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint

    1. I thought GP Editor was not available on windows 10 Home
    I know it can be enabled and policies changed, but it is my understanding that in those circumstances they are not actually effected.

    On 10 Fast Startup as I understand it
    - when you click Shutdown from the right click of the Start icon is a hybrid shutdown of your PC by logging you out of your user account and then hibernating the computer.

    You can of course even on Windows 10 Home and without the added GPEditor which I think as I said above has the limitations mentioned still enable hibernation.

    You will see on the tutorial below by Brink (Admin) the change to such using regedit and as I stated above I do not think that the added GPEditor in 10 Home, or perhaps I should say - the added ones I know of - actually make that registry key change.

    I presume that I am correct in thinking that the OS concerned is as posted
    Win 10 Home 64bit (1909) 18363-752 (as of 3/29/2020)

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    Disable Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate in Windows 10
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,617
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    In all version including Home you can enable hibernation from a Command Prompt (Admin) with powercfg /hibernate on then show Hibernate on the power menu with Option 1 in this tutorial.

    Add or Remove Hibernate from Power menu in Windows 10

    And, as I have laptops, you could do as I used to do and set them to hibernate when the lid closes.

    But 10-20 seconds to resume still feels too long fo my purposes, so these days I set the lid close action to Sleep. Even a 'spinner' will resume in a couple of seconds. To save the battery, I set the power options to hibernate after a number of hours asleep.

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    This May Not work with WiFi, depending on your interface and WiFi router, and or what programs you leave open.
    All my machines are on WiFi, always reconnects whether resuming from Sleep or Hibernation.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Win10 64-bit

    On my Win10 desktop, I just put 'er to sleep when I would normally shut off. Talk about instantaneous bootup. Also, of course, this has stopped those irritating Win messages saying "Windows was Not Shut Down Correctly" in Control Panel/Maintenance/Reliability History.
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  5. Posts : 913

    Hibernation and Fast Startup is very dangerous if you use dualboot. See this:
    Beware of Fast Startup in multi-boot scenarios!
    Windows 10 Spring Update re-enables Fast Startup on dual-boot PCs
    and many more, search for "fast startup" and "dual boot"
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