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HP Notebook 15-f222wm

I got this laptop for Christmas. Anytime it is shut down, the battery still drains. So it could have full battery when I shut it down, but a few days later I get on and it is over half gone. I have never had a laptop do this before.

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Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

That's most likely because you've never had a laptop that is running Win10 before.

 

With Win10, Microsoft enabled a new form of hibernation known as FastStartup (not to be confused with Fast Boot, which is a different UEFI booting option). This is ENABLED by default in Win10 and while this is supposed to speed up Restart, in some cases, it actually causes problems in hybrid sleep and hibernation -- problems that don't go away until you DISABLE it.

There are two ways to disable FastStartup in Win8/10; (1) through the Control Panel, and (2) through an elevated command prompt.

Control Panel - Open Control Panel --> Power Options.
Select "Choose what the power buttons do"
Select "Change settings that are currently unavailable"
At the bottom of the Window, under Shutdown settings, uncheck the box regarding fast startup

Elevated command prompt - run the following command:
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power" /V HiberbootEnabled /T REG_dWORD /D 0 /F

In both cases, reboot Windows.

NOW, FastStartup is disabled and when you shut down your laptop, it should not go into hibernation anymore.

Good Luck

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Thanks I changed it I hope it works now!!
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