Q&A Should I enable or disable Windows Fast Startup?

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Thanks guys. Another question, should I turn off prefetch and superfetch on SSD with OS installed? For some reason, Windows enabled superfetch and prefetch on my SSD that has Windows installed.
 
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To expand the original question a little, what about Secure boot? How important is it?
The downside of Secure boot is you can't run programs if they have drivers not co-signed by Microsoft. This is particularly common in beta testing of new products. The dev usually doesn't send his drivers to be co-signed -- a process that costs hundreds of dollars and takes a lot of time -- until he finishes them.
 
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superfetch disable automatically on ssd by default
Not on my end. I just check the service, and the superfetch service is running and it is set automatic. I do have 2 other HDD for games as well. All I do is disable superfetch and prefetch through registry and service for superfetch.
 

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Thanks guys. Another question, should I turn off prefetch and superfetch on SSD with OS installed? For some reason, Windows enabled superfetch and prefetch on my SSD that has Windows installed.
it's better to disable them
they are used to speed up app loading but you have SSD already so they totally not needed or you won't notice much difference. The only think you might notice is increased disk activity => not good for SSD

about fast startup, it's up to you
I'm using HDD so it's a must for me
for SSD, you might not need it
 
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To expand the original question a little, what about Secure boot? How important is it?
The downside of Secure boot is you can't run programs if they have drivers not co-signed by Microsoft. This is particularly common in beta testing of new products. The dev usually doesn't send his drivers to be co-signed -- a process that costs hundreds of dollars and takes a lot of time -- until he finishes them.
I thought it was specifically for kernel drivers
 
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