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W8 and W10 Corruption.

Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:39 am

It's now well established that the Fast Startup (hibernate on shutdown) gimmick is causing disk corruption. This occurs when partitions visible to Win8/10 are modified after shutdown (doesn't affect reboot). It appears that Windows does not clear its cache and remount file systems after resuming from hibernation. This "feature" is enabled in Win8/10 by default. We highly recommend you disable this new feature to prevent corruption to your partitions. Fast Startup can be disabled using BootIt BM 1.10 or higher via properties of the Win8/10 partition in Partition Work. You can also enable or disable this option in Win8/10:

1) Open Control Panel.
2) Choose Hardware and Sound -> Power Options
3) Click on "Choose what the power button does" on left.
4) Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable".
5) Remove the check mark from the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" under Shutdown settings.

The option may not be available if hibernation is disabled. While fast startup (at this time) is
tied to hibernation and will not be used when hibernation is disabled, this could always be
changed in the future. To ensure fast startup is disabled, you can temporarily enable hibernation,
disable fast startup, then disable hibernation again.

Until Microsoft changes the default, or better yet, have "shutdown" shutdown, and "hibernate" hibernate, ensure you have a good current image of all your partitions before installing or using W8/W10.
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