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Disable and/or Warn when Fast Startup Enabled


Hello Mounir,

I would like to propose an idea to either warn or prompt to disable Windows 10, 8.1, and 8 Fast Startup due to users are unaware of the ramifications to VeraCrypt. The warning can list the issues to VeraCrypt.
  • Prevents System Favorites from working.
  • Windows does not shutdown completely leaving security issues by not prompting password for VeraCrypt volumes and leaving VeraCrypt volumes mounted.
  • Other issues?
My understanding is you can control Fast Startup in the registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power

Creating or setting the DWORD key called HiberbootEnabled with the value 0 will turnoff Fast Startup.

I know you do not like to automatically make changes without the user's consent, so you could prompt the user with Accept/Decline to have VeraCrypt disable Fast Startup.

The next decision to consider is when to warn the user and allow disabling of the warnings.
Does VeraCrypt warn each time a volume is mounted (since Windows does not shutdown completely, VeraCrypt executable is merely resumed and not restarted)?

Kind Regards.