I'm using sleep on stationary machine most of the time. So no need for hibernation.
15019 + a defender update finally showed up for me this afternoon. D/L seemed like 5 sec or less but initializing lasted about an hour. UUP was off. Progression was normal up to the point I was expecting a "restart" the defender update started downloading and installed and when it was done.....Nothing was present. No restart option at all??? Waited a while, then did a recheck for updates, said I was up to date. Rebooted and checked again, I was up to date??? Looked at the UPP register settings, WindowsUpdate =1, orchestrator = 0. Recycled the register settings back to 0. Checked updates again, and 15019 showed up progressed rather fast to "Restart" and the install completed as normal.
So far the notification panel is not populated with any text, completely blank, same as last build, transparent. After I did a reflect backup, checked the UUP register entries and WindowsUpdate =1, orchestrator = 0. I don't think this is normal is it??? I thought somewhere in this thread, both had to be the same.
UPDATE: After the 3rd manual restart, the notification panel is now back to normal.
Last edited by meebers; 29 Jan 2017 at 22:28.
To understand what this is/does (it was first introduced in Windows 8):
“Fast Startup (aka: hybrid boot or hybrid Shutdown) is a new feature in Windows 8 to help your PC start up faster after shutting down. When turned on, Windows 8 does this by using a hybrid shutdown (a partial hibernate) method that saves only the kernel session and device drivers (system information) to the hibernate (hiberfil.sys) file on disk instead of closing it when you shut down your PC. This also makes the hiberfil.sys file to be much smaller than what hibernate would use (often 4GB or more). When you start your PC again, Windows 8 uses that saved system information to resume your system instead of having to do a cold boot to fully restart it. Using this technique with boot gives a significant advantage for boot times, since reading the hiberfile in and reinitializing drivers is much faster on most systems (30-70% faster on most systems tested). If you have a motherboard with UEFI, then fast startup will be even faster.”
This is the reason why many disable Fast Boot, as in insider previews a lot of driver states can be wrong in memory and the error keeps compounding for each shutdown, until you get a BSOD. A restart of the machine resets the Fast Boot state which also can help keeping the system stable for a bit longer.
Rumors of Command Prompt death have been greatly exaggerated
Windows 8.1 Preview was the same - command prompt in the Win-X menu was replaced by Powershell. But it swapped back in the 'real' 8.1.