Solved windows 10 uptime curiosity

Dell / M1210
September 23, 2016 at 18:45:55
Specs: windows 64 enterprise, some
Had an oddity happen with window 10 professional 64 bit on a dell workstation. Ended up calling tech support for another related issue because my boss insisted. While troubleshooting they noticed that the station had been up for 10 days or so and that that was too long.

The odd part is that I had moved the box to another workstation by totally powering it down and unplugging it. ( I am fairly fast at swapping desktops, but it was at least 10 minutes because I cleaned too.) How is it that the uptime in task manager showed it up that whole time while it was completely unplugged.

The people is solved, however I have never seen it before.

::mike


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#1
September 23, 2016 at 19:46:36
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Best guess? You powered down via hibernation, as hibernation does not stop the timer.
Second guess? You have fast startup enabled, which is technically hibernation.

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September 24, 2016 at 06:53:23
So even after unplugging it, if its set to fast boot it will show uptime as continuous?

::mike


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September 24, 2016 at 07:43:43
Yeah, uptime is a measure of how long the kernel has been running since last initialization and since hibernation saves state to nonvolatile media, it doesn't consume power.

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September 24, 2016 at 12:54:12
Thank you. Appriciate the information.

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