Today's free software on giveawayoftheday.com is Shadow Defender 1.4. On reading the comments there (which are mostly very positive), I read a reference (that probably applies to similar software such as Deep Freeze, Time Freeze, Shadow Mode) that gave me pause: "From the FAQ page of Shadow Defender 1.4: Q : Why Shadow Mode works only if I restart the computer, If I shut down the computer, all changes remain after reboot. Fast startup is turned on by default in Windows 8/10. When it is turned on, Windows will take hibernation instead of shut down, so after reboot all changes will remain. To discard all changes made in shadow mode after shut down, please disable fast startup." (See: https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sh...:+giveawayoftheday/feed+(Giveaway+of+the+Day)) I like the fast boots provided by the pseudo-hibernation shutdown introduced in Windows 8. But, I'd be worried about trying to remember to toggle it off on the rare occasion that I would use Shadow Defender with the intent of removing changes upon reboot. Does anyone have any ideas for me? Perhaps an automated reminder of some kind, or script or batch file to sequence tasks?