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Gateway Power Button - Need Fast Startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium

    Gateway Power Button - Need Fast Startup


    Hello, I use a Gateway Windows 8 Home Premium 64 Bit.
    I have a Gateway Computer, and it comes with a Gateway "Power Button" on the Task bar which many of my Computer users like to use. When you click on it, it comes up with 5 Power Options, "Lock", "Sleep", "Hibernate", "Restart", and "Shutdown".

    The issue is, when we shutdown the computer from this menu, it takes twice as long to shutdown, then when I turn back on the computer, it takes 3 times as long to startup.

    However, when I shutdown the Computer from the charms bar in settings, blazing fast shutdown then blazing fast startup.

    Fast startup on the computer is enabled, but it seems like it only works when shutting down from the charms bar.

    Why when I shutdown from the Gateway Power Button does it not utilize fast startup? Is there a way to fix this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Anyone?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    The Gateway Power Button is probable doing a complete shutdown. You could check to see if Gateway has a forum and ask if there is a way to change the settings.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here is a support link:

    Contact Support
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  5. #5


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Okay then, instead of fixing the Gateway Power Button, is there a way to make my own shortcut to shutdown the Computer with Fast Startup?

    I tried making a shortcut: "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 01"

    It did not use Fast Startup. What file does Windows use to initiate Fast Startup?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Nevermind guys, I found a tutorial to help me.

    Hybrid Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Thanks!
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Gateway Power Button - Need Fast Startup
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