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Is there any disadvantage to Windows Fast Startup (Hybrid shutdown/boot)? [closed]

I just received my refurbished laptop (better hardware) from Dell and upgraded to Windows 10. However, I noticed that the shutdown and boot up times were longer than my old laptop, which had Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 won't shut down or hibernate after dual booting Ubuntu. Hybrid boot issues?

So I installed Ubuntu 15.4 on a different partition just like I used to do with Windows 7. I'm using GRUB 2 to choose the OS and I can boot into the two operating systems just fine. When I try to ...
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Windows 8 in GPT not hybrid booting

Some days ago I bought a new HDD of 3TB size. I installed Windows 8 "normally", then I noticed that the system could not see all the 3TB of the disk, because the setup automatically choosed to use MBR ...
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Disabling Hybrid Shutdown In Windows 8?

Following on from asking Disabling Hybrid Boot In Windows 8 ? and reviewing Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown ? and knowing that Windows 8 will always perform a Hybrid Shutdown by ...
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Disabling Hybrid Boot In Windows 8?

Hybrid boot is a process that speeds up the normal startup in Windows 8 (apparently it makes booting faster than in previous versions of Windows) The normal boot usually looks like this: Pre-boot -> ...
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Does windows 8 hybrid-boot consume more battery than the normal boot when my laptop is turned off?

I just bought an Asus Vivobook and I've noticed the battery life is not as long as they say in the specs. I'd like to know if the hybrid-boot is causing this or is something related to my laptop. I'm ...
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Windows 8 reports WRONG uptime (possibly total Hybrid-Boot uptime)

The up time shown in the picture is 6 Days, 1 hour, 34 Minutes, 22 seconds. I turned on this Laptop just about 7 min ago. I actually think it like, Windows 8 reports the total up time while in ...
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Windows 8 does not hibernate without boot menu installed

I run a quad-boot with Fedora, Ubuntu, ChromiumOS, and Windows 8. I have discovered that Windows 8 will no longer hibernate - it just brings me back to the lock screen. When I run it from ...
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It is possible to reproduce the Windows 8 Fast Hybrid Boot into Windows 7?

One of the best new features introduced by Microsoft in Windows 8 is the Fast Hybrid Boot, which improves Windows 8 boot times up to 70% compared to Windows 7: Basically, what this new technique ...