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Thread: FM2A88X Extreme6+ Enable Fast Boot in Windows 8.1 64bit?




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    wiyosaya is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: FM2A88X Extreme6+ Enable Fast Boot in Windows 8.1 64bit?

    I think we are on the same page.

    One thing that I am noticing, since I went through and am still going through, a number of soft-restarts is that there is plenty of time for me to get into the bios on a soft-restart. I have the UEFI timeout set to 20-seconds. However, on the boot from complete shutdown, there is no way I could get into the bios as you state - it is probably 3-seconds at most from pushing the power button to being ready to go in windows on a hard shutdown.

    I do have Restart to UEFI installed, however, I did not use it in the soft restart cases. I wonder what is going on with the soft restart. It would be interesting to know if you have the same experience. I simply choose "restart" from the windows shutdown menu, and if I needed to, I could easily get into the bios. AFAIK, Restart to UEFI should not come into play in that case as in the normal case, you have to run Restart to UEFI then restart.

    I will definitely keep it in mind that ASR has the best of the UEFI implementations. I am going to be rebuilding a Linux server of mine, and will put ASR on top as a MB choice.

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    Default Re: FM2A88X Extreme6+ Enable Fast Boot in Windows 8.1 64bit?

    I have the same behavior on a restart as you do when using Ultra Fast, I can get into the UEFI by pressing the Del or F2 key. I could swear that was not happening previously, I'm wondering now if Win 8.1 is different in this respect than Win 8 is. Or I am just dreaming...

    I understand most of what you said, except for this: "AFAIK, Restart to UEFI should not come into play in that case as in the normal case, you have to run Restart to UEFI then restart." What is the difference between a Windows restart, and "...as in the normal case, you have to run Restart to UEFI, then restart".

    Setting the UEFI timeout to 20 seconds could cause the Del key to work. In my case, I have a relatively new RAID array in this PC, which slightly slows down the startup time, which may be the cause for me. I have the timeout set to 1.

    I had Ultra Fast disabled recently, and reset it to try what you asked about. I shutdown after changing to Ultra Fast in the UEFI. When I cold started, I noticed that my hardware monitoring program that I said did not list all the fan speeds when using Ultra Fast, was now showing them all from a cold start. So something is different, I must check this out...

    There is one other thing that happens with Windows 8 that is independent of the Fast Boot setting, the Win 8 quick start feature, which is enabled by default. That uses a modified Windows hibernate file to cause a quicker start up, actually a trick rather than Win 8 having better start up performance.

    But, that only is used on a cold start, after a shutdown. On a restart from the desktop, the quick start feature is not used. Which is why a restart is actually slower than a cold start, and could also explain why we can get into the UEFI via the Del key with using the Ultra Fast setting.

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    Default Re: FM2A88X Extreme6+ Enable Fast Boot in Windows 8.1 64bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    I have the same behavior on a restart as you do when using Ultra Fast, I can get into the UEFI by pressing the Del or F2 key. I could swear that was not happening previously, I'm wondering now if Win 8.1 is different in this respect than Win 8 is. Or I am just dreaming...

    I understand most of what you said, except for this: "AFAIK, Restart to UEFI should not come into play in that case as in the normal case, you have to run Restart to UEFI then restart." What is the difference between a Windows restart, and "...as in the normal case, you have to run Restart to UEFI, then restart".
    Just saying I did not use Restart to UEFI in the "Restart" case, yet was able to get in there anyway. I would not have expected this to happen, in other words, I would have expected to have to use Restart to UEFI even when using "Restart."

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Setting the UEFI timeout to 20 seconds could cause the Del key to work. In my case, I have a relatively new RAID array in this PC, which slightly slows down the startup time, which may be the cause for me. I have the timeout set to 1.

    I had Ultra Fast disabled recently, and reset it to try what you asked about. I shutdown after changing to Ultra Fast in the UEFI. When I cold started, I noticed that my hardware monitoring program that I said did not list all the fan speeds when using Ultra Fast, was now showing them all from a cold start. So something is different, I must check this out...

    There is one other thing that happens with Windows 8 that is independent of the Fast Boot setting, the Win 8 quick start feature, which is enabled by default. That uses a modified Windows hibernate file to cause a quicker start up, actually a trick rather than Win 8 having better start up performance.

    But, that only is used on a cold start, after a shutdown. On a restart from the desktop, the quick start feature is not used. Which is why a restart is actually slower than a cold start, and could also explain why we can get into the UEFI via the Del key with using the Ultra Fast setting.
    I would not be surprised if having the modified hibernate file makes a big difference.

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