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I've reported a _problem_ with my HP win10 laptop. I would shut the system down (Start...Shut down) with the system 100% charged. a few days later I would return to the laptop & find that the battery was drained to 80% or so. What?

I wrote a program that shows wear-leveling (Open Source code at my github GitHub - raddevus/wearlevel: wearlevel project that checks 1) how long OS has been running, 2) how many bytes read and written during uptime.[^] ). It'll show you number of bytes read/written since PC turned on & will display how long OS been running (GetTickCount64()).

Anyways, I had shut down my computer 1 week before. Then I returned to it, started it up & ran the wear-leveling app. It told me that the computer had been running for over 1 week.
I was shocked.

I talked to my son about it and he said, "there's a weird setting under power options" and we started picking around. He found it. Check out this snapshot[^].

It's shown turned off in the image, because I turned it off when my son showed me.

Notice that the option is grayed out until you choose the Admin option [Change settings that are currently available].
After turning the option off, I shutdown my computer.

I went back and ran my wearleveling app & it said my computer had only been running a bit over 1 minute now.

I searched around a bit for an explanation and found this:

How Fast Startup Works
Fast Startup combines elements of a cold shutdown and the hibernate feature. When you shut down your computer with Fast Startup enabled, Windows closes all applications and logs off all users, just as in a normal cold shutdown. At this point, Windows is in a state very similar to when it’s freshly booted up: No users have logged in and started programs, but the Windows kernel is loaded and the system session is running. Windows then alerts device drivers that support it to prepare for hibernation, saves the current system state to the hibernation file, and turns off the computer.


Still Curious
I'm curious if my laptop has a bug or if keeping the system running in this very low state is actually the way it works. I may never know, but hopefully I've resolved it since I turned this off.
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