Windows 8

How to turn FAST STARTUP on or off in Windows 8

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 18 sec read >
  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click on System and Security

    System and Security

  3. Click on Power Options

    Power Options

  4. On the left hand menu, click on Choose what the power buttons do

    Choose what the power buttons do

  5. Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable

    Change settings that are currently unavailable

  6. All options will become available, untick the tickbox next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)

    Turn on fast startup (recommended)

  7. If Turn on fast startup (recommended) is unavailable, tick the tickbox next to Hibernate. and click on Save changes and start at Step 1 again
  8. Once Turn on fast startup (recommended) has been ticked, click on Save changes to save

Last Updated On March 24, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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