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    Boot Times - Restart vs Power Off/Manual Start

    I am wondering why there is a vast difference in Boot time with these two different methods of restarting in Windows 10.

    1. From Power Menu - Restart - takes 30 seconds to power off followed by 65 secs to User Logon.

    2. From Power Menu - Shut Down - takes 20 secs to power off. Double click powers on again taking 28 secs to User Logon.

    It is quite repeatable, but why should this be?

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    Fast startup (also called Hybrid Shutdown or Hybrid Boot) introduced with Windows 8, applies to Shut down/Power up but not to Restart: Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8

    It's a setting at Control Panel, Power Options, System Settings; Turn on fast startup (recommended).

    This helps start your PC faster after shutdown. Restart isn't affected.
    Last edited by BruceR; 2015-08-30 at 08:04.

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    Thanks, BruceR for the explanation and Link.
    So Fast Startup involves a form of Hibernation writing a file and recovering it when you next power-on.

    I found 'Fast Startup' is ON by default, and I tried unchecking it and the times for Restart, and Power off/Manual Restart were then much the same at about 100secs.

    For Windows 10:-
    Settings > System > Power & Sleep > Additional Power Settings > 'Choose What the Power Buttons do'

    Then click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' to allow a change to 'Turn on fast startup (Recommended)' in Shutdown settings.

    Then 'Save changes.'

    I had noticed that Windows updates had not been 'taking' with a Shutdown and Manual Restart. I guess this explains why.
    Always do a Restart to update Windows Update.

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