The Fast Startup mode, which was first inaugurated in Windows 8 RTM, is enabled by default in Windows 10. The feature is specially intended to make your PC boot faster after it has shut down. However, there are lots of cases when Fast Startup mode creates problems and needs to be disabled. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to disable Fast Startup mode in Windows 10 for a proper shutdown.
Basically, Fast Startup mode saves a part of system related files and drivers to a hibernation file upon shutdown. When you turn on your PC again, Windows will resume from hibernate, allowing you to continue with your session. Given that people do not shut down their PCs often. There are many users who still believe that computer should be turned off in a proper manner. If you also want your system to be properly shut down, you have to disable Fast Startup mode in Windows 10.
Before we tell you how to do this, here are some points which need to be considered about Fast Startup mode:
- The Fast Startup settings doesn’t apply to Restart, it only applies to the Shutdown process
- While Fast Startup mode is enabled, the shutdown should not be performed from the Power Menu
- In order to make the Fast Startup mode’s working better, you have to enable the Hibernate feature on your Windows 10 PC
Disable Fast Startup mode in Windows 10
1. Right-click on the Start Menu or press Win + X hotkey and select Control Panel from the drop-down menu
2. Click on the Power Options section
3. Now, click on the ‘Choose what the power buttons do’ option on the left side of the screen
4. Click on the blue ‘Change Settings that are currently unavailable’ link to disable Fast Startup mode in Windows 10
5. Just uncheck the box next to ‘Turn on Fast Startup’ option and click on the Save changes button
And with this one simple click to the above-said button, our guide on how to disable Fast Startup mode in Windows 10 wraps here. If you want to enable it again, all you need to do is just perform the steps described above and check the box next to the Turn on Fast Startup option.
While you keep Fast Startup mode turned off, it increases your system’s boot time. However, it may not affect to users with high-end machines, especially those with SSD devices. Most users don’t even need to disable Fast Startup mode in Windows 10 if everything works properly for them.
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