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Fast boot no effect

  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    I've noticed boot/startup tracing programs don't work correctly with Windows 8/8.1, it's best to use a timer like a phone or a watch to time Windows startup.

    With that being said even without a timer I've noticed Windows 8/8.1 boots faster than Windows 7 even with fast boot disabled and if timed it's about 2-3 seconds faster on my SSD, with fast boot enabled Windows 8/8.1 boots about another 2-3 seconds faster however shutdown time is about 2-3 seconds slower with fast boot enabled.

    If you do not use Hibernation or Hybrid Sleep I'd suggest decreasing the Hibernation file size to 50% instead of the default 75% of your total system memory, it's just a waste of valuable SSD space by leaving the Hibernation file size at 75% if you're not using Hibernation or Hybrid Sleep features IMHO.

    I disable hibernation from the command line (powercfg -h off) and that completely removed the hiberfil.sys file.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Good thinking but if Fast Boot is enabled the next best thing is to shrink the Hibernation file size to 50% if one does not use Hibernation or Hybrid Sleep but still wants Windows Fast Boot feature enabled.
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