Small update - something else to consider changing - disable Fast Boot.
Fast Boot means when you restart the computer, it doesn't do a full shutdown. It's likely that counters that are often reset upon a full reboot, aren't reset on a Fast Boot.
Fast boot used to be called hibernation. It is a fucking stupid nasty feature
Interesting. But, they also still have hibernation.
Easy to fix that - admin CMD window -> powercfg -hibernate off
I meant, they still have a separate function for hibernate. Why would they offer both, if they are the same thing?
You don't understand fast boot is hibernation. it is 100% the same thing. Just automatic.
You read that wrong. it is 100% hibernation. The only thing that article states is that unlike user requested hibernation, it closes all applications first.