How to Turn on/off Fast start-up in Windows 8/8.1

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 3, 2014

Fast start-up is introduced as a feature in Windows 8/8.1 to help your PC starts up faster after shutdown. To accomplish that, instead of shutting your machine completely, Windows save kernal part of system information to a file. When you start your PC again, Windows reloads that system information from the file. The small amount of data requires less time,which ensures a faster start-up for you. Here is how to turn on this feature.

1. Press Win + X keys simultaneously and select Control Panel from the menu that appears.

2. Click Power Options section in the Control Panel and then click Choose what the power buttons do link

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3. Click Change settings that are unavailable link that is in blue in the next window .

 

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4. Thus, you can change some settings that you cannot earlier. Scroll down to locate the check-box before Turn on fast startup.

 

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5. Click on the Save Changes button to save the settings.You need to shut down and then start your PC again for fast startup to take effect.

On the contrary, if you want to turn off the Fast Startup, you can tick off the check-box easily.

Alternatively, you can also use the command line to turn on this feature quickly.

Press Windows Key + x + a to bring up a command prompt

Type REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power” /V HiberbootEnabled /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F in the Command Prompt window and hit Enter.

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Reboot the computer and you will notice that the PC is speedy!




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