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  1. hmscott

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    Fast Startup requires Hibernation enabled, so rather than select Fast Start for disable, turn off Hibernation instead. That way you get real startup / shutdown, and get rid of that 1x RAM sized hiberfil.sys file in C:\.

    In a cmd shell Start As Administrator:

    powercfg /h off

    To turn it back on (not recommended):

    powercfg /h on
     
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    I will record boot time before and after.
     
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    I did find one area where MSI could have done a better component - the video camera glass in GT80 SLI is just cheap plastic without any scratch resistance and very easy to scratch. Be careful when wiping it. Every wipe results in micro-scratches, even when using a microfiber cloth. The correct method of cleaning it is to first wipe it with a moist micro fiber cloth to remove any dust particles and then dry it with a dry microfiber cloth.

    They could have installed a real glass or at least a plastic with some kind of "Gorilla glass" coating like in smart phones. Admittedly, you would have to wipe it a thousand times to notice any degradation in video picture quality, but still.
     
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    What wi-fi card (adapter) does GT80 SLI use?
     
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    Killer LAN & Killer Wireless LAN.
     
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    What do you guys use to migrate all the programs and games from one computer to another? Is there a way? I used to always start from scratch and reinstall everything but with ever so increasing storage capacity it's becoming ever so increasing PITA due to the sheer amount of programs and games installed.
     
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    Macrium Reflect (Free) works well to backup and migrate to another new storage device. You can resize the partitions on the restore to shrink or increase to fit the destination.

    Macrium Reflect (Free)
    https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

    To restore a boot drive you create a bootable (4GB) flash drive to boot on, keep the Macrium Backup image on a USB drive and restore from there. If you want you can get a large enough flash drive to hold the restore image as well.

    I use the vendor restore backup tool to make a recovery image bootable flash drive, to be able to restore back to the original out of the box configuration too.

    For all other restores I keep a Macrium Reflect image backup to restore to the lastest configuration. So I'll restore to the OEM image, do the Windows Updates and vendor driver, app, etc upgrades, install apps and games, and tweak the configuration of everything, and backup with Macrium Reflect so I can avoid all that busy work next time.

    Have fun :)
     
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    Useful info as usual. Thanks a lot Scott. I'll give the Macrium a try.
    Can I choose which programs to back up (or restore), or is it just "all or nothing" solution?
     
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