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How to Configure Rapid StartEdit

Before attempting this, read up on some of the issues around Rapid Start and also determine whether Rapid Start will deliver any benefit based on your hardware setup and if so whether you feel it is worth the potential drawbacks: Windows Fails to Resume from Hibernation

If you wish to set up Rapid Start, use this guide if you have a legacy MBR disk layout and this guide if you have a GPT disk layout; chances are that you have a GPT disk layout on this system.  Either way, you can skip the BIOS part since Rapid Start configuration isn't possible in there on our systems, and for the partition size, you want 8193 for 8GB and 16385 for 16GB -- yes those are both 1MB higher than the real value, but in case my RAM has a spare byte or two, I wanted it to still work. You'll probably need to go into Computer Management > Disk Management to shrink the OS volume by that amount first, though.  As the guide mentions, to enter Rapid Start hibernate, you have to choose SLEEP, not hibernate, the latter of which would trigger regular Windows hibernate. It would also be worth going into your Power Options and disabling hibernate after inactivity and hibernate on critical battery level, the latter of which can be set to Sleep.

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