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Windows 7: Win10 Upgrade from Win7 caused Warm Boot to Fail - ANOTHER OPTION

23 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional x86 and x64
Win10 Upgrade from Win7 caused Warm Boot to Fail - ANOTHER OPTION

I'm posting this to anyone that's having issues with the Win10 Warm Boot functionality. I recently did an in-place upgrade of WIN7 Pro to WIN10.

After getting everything setup I noticed that Warm Boots would hang - for me this means selecting Windows key|Power|Restart. My hang condition was the computer began power down operations - cut display driver (so screen went blank) but the system would never actually reset (you couldn't hear any fan changes or normal sounds of shutdown going on. Only option was press Reset button or hold Power Button till shutdown occurred. I pulled my hair out and Google'd the world on all kinds of BIOS issues, Advanced Power Management and driver updates. NOTHING FIXES THE PROBLEM.

I stumbled across the Shift+Restart option for getting into WIN10's new Safe Mode + Other Diagnostic restart options. So I tried a "Warm Reboot" using Shift+Restart (This means Windows key|Power|Restart with the Shift key held down).

Once in the "Safe Mode" selection window - I did nothing else but select Exit to Windows 10 (which restarts the computer). Guess What - It resarted "normally" just like it used to with WIN7.

For some people there's something going on between the WIN10 code base, UEFI BIOS or selected options for Power Management that hangs the system on Warm Boot - not sure what it is.

But this method gives me the ability to now Restart my machine consistently - which is important for me when I remote logging in and need to restart (i.e. I can't push the buttons).

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23 Dec 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Interesting most issues are from windows 10's fast start features which is the first thing I would disable in 10 and in the machines bios for good measure
I've never heard of warm boot :/
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23 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional x86 and x64

I wasn't sure what to call it either -

But it's referenced here by MSFT in the knowledgebase

And here
What is warm boot?

And no I don't use the Fast Boot in the BIOS or WIN10 and it didn't make a difference for this particular problem which I still don't know why clicking Restart ends up in the hang.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Dec 2015   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Okay yep I would just consider it a simple restart
The lock screen is a pain have you also disabled it ?
I would usually do that 2nd that and host of other group policy edits disable web search .....
But no that is something I have not seen in 10 restarting :/
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 Win10 Upgrade from Win7 caused Warm Boot to Fail - ANOTHER OPTION

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