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Intel Rapid Start and GPT-mode?

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    Denmark
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    Intel Rapid Start and GPT-mode?


    Greetings.
    Installed Windows 8 in GPT-mode, and the manual from Intel on how to make the hibernate-partition, does not seem to work, when the SSD is not in MBR-mode. In diskpart I can create the partition, but I can't set it to ID=84 when in GPT-mode. Diskpart returns an error, saying that it is not legal setting. Does anybody know what to about this?
    Intel Rapid Start works really fast in my Windows 7 MBR installation, so I would really like to have it in Windows 8 too.

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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Why are you trying to make a hibernate partition?
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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Intels manual:
    http://download.intel.com/support/mo...user_guide.pdf

    Because on my stationar PC from completely off power and until desktop is up and running is less than 10 seconds, that includes POST, hibernate start, userprogram start, services start. There is no other way I know off, to get a PC start this fast from POWER OFF.
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Windows 8 has a fast startup feature which uses the existing hiberfile.sys to store the kernel and system files to speed up cold boot times. You shouldn't need to use this (and it may not have carried over from 7 to 8, but don't quote me on that).
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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Oh yes it does. I have it up and running now. This "Intel rapid start" is about as fast as the time spendig on POST alone with normal boot or hibernation, so Intel Rapid Start is by far the fastest startup. Same time in win7 and win 8. From power off until running desktop is about 9 seconds on a stationary PC.

    Instead of setting the partition to ID084 then this has to be written for the "hibernate" partition on a GPT disk:
    CREATE PARTITION MSR

    If you havent try Intel Rapid Start, I can see, why you think windows 8's "partly" hibernation is fast .

    Intel Rapid Start ONLY works from SSD though, where Windows 8's way works on HDDs as well.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Oh yes it does. I have it up and running now. This "Intel rapid start" is about as fast as the time spendig on POST alone with normal boot or hibernation, so Intel Rapid Start is by far the fastest startup. Same time in win7 and win 8. From power off until running desktop is about 9 seconds on a stationary PC.

    Instead of setting the partition to ID084 then this has to be written for the "hibernate" partition on a GPT disk:
    CREATE PARTITION MSR

    If you havent try Intel Rapid Start, I can see, why you think windows 8's "partly" hibernation is fast .

    Intel Rapid Start ONLY works from SSD though, where Windows 8's way works on HDDs as well.

    Can you please post more details on how you got this to work? I installed Windows 8 on my Samsung NP900X3C and I have the following error:

    DISKPART> set id=84 override


    The specified type is not in the correct format.
    For more information on the command type: HELP SET
    Is that what you had? I originally installed Windows 8 filling up the entire drive, then I made a 4096 MB partition at the end and I'm trying to make it a hybernate partition like you did:

    DISKPART> list vol


    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    Volume 0 C NTFS Partition 114 GB Healthy Boot
    * Volume 1 RAW Partition 4096 MB Healthy
    Volume 2 Recovery NTFS Partition 300 MB Healthy Hidden
    Volume 3 FAT32 Partition 100 MB Healthy System


    DISKPART> sel vol 1


    Volume 1 is the selected volume.


    DISKPART> set id=84 override


    The specified type is not in the correct format.
    For more information on the command type: HELP SET


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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Hello.
    The following is ONLY for GPT setup SSDs.
    First off, if you have 4Gb RAM, you have to make the partition 4100 Mbyte NOT 4096Mbyte, as it needs a little space to hold partitions-values. I have 8Gbyte ram, and my partition is not 8192Mbyte, but 8200Mbyte.

    Instead of this "DISKPART> create partition primary size=XX"

    use this "DISKPART> create partition MSR size=XX"

    DON'T SET ID=84!

    After that just exit and install the software from intel. That is what I did. Hope you get it to work, else write back again. It is really cool when working :-)
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    Windows 8


    How do I know if I have a GPT setup SSD? I have a Samsung U100 on my NP900X3C.

    I created the MSR partition as you said (actually tried 4300 because that's what I read it uses in the OEM config in Win7).

    When I run the Intel RST install it runs for a while and then exists. I reboot, then the installer runs on startup. A command prompt window briefly shows saying "success in deleting scheduled task something or other". Then another window pops up too quickly for me to read. Then nothing. If I reboot again, same thing. I don't get prompted anymore to create a hibernation partition. I don't see any utility installed or anything, how would I even know it's done?

    When I put the laptop to sleep I only see it go off once, it doesn't do the sleep/wake/sleep like I think it's supposed to if IRST is working.
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    Denmark
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    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Have you enabled Intel Rapid Start in your BIOS?

    When running a CMD and then run DISKPART and then LIST DISK you can see if there is a small dot under GPT
    Click image for larger version

    You can see the dot at my disk 3. This is a GPT partition. If no dot, then it is a MBR.
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    Windows 8


    I don't seem to have any IRST settings in the BIOS, even though my laptop came with IRST working out of the box with Win7.

    This is what I see in diskpart:

    DISKPART> sel disk 0

    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.


    DISKPART> list part


    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Recovery 300 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 System 100 MB 301 MB
    Partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 401 MB
    Partition 4 Primary 114 GB 529 MB


    DISKPART> create part MSR size=4300


    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.


    DISKPART> list part


    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Recovery 300 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 System 100 MB 301 MB
    Partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 401 MB
    Partition 4 Primary 114 GB 529 MB
    * Partition 5 Reserved 4300 MB 115 GB


    DISKPART> list disk


    Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
    -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
    * Disk 0 Online 119 GB 1024 KB *


    DISKPART>


    Edit: since the spaces get mangled, yes, there's a start under GTP for my disk.

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