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How to turn off Fast Start up in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1?

Fast Start up is a new feature in Windows 8 that has helped Windows 8 to become unique and different from other versions of it. A survey had been done on the Startup time between Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers and the result revealed that Windows 8 has won several scores ahead. The credit goes to the blend of cold boot and resume from hibernation. That is when a Windows 8 computer is shut down, it actually goes to a hibernation stage and all the settings, Kernel session are stored in the hiberfil.sys file located in the RAM of your computer. Thus, startup and shutdown is so easy in Windows 8. This is the basic knowledge about the fast startup. To know more details on Fast startup, read this article.

Windows 8 Fast Sttartup

Always a Fast Startup is recommended, but in case you want to disable or turn off, follow the tutorial below.

Steps to turn off Fast Start up in Windows 8

1. Press Windows Key + X and press O or click on Power Options.

Power Options

2. Click on Choose what power button does.

Choose What the Power Button does

3. Under Shutdown Settings, uncheck the box beside Turn on fast Startup(Recommended) . Click Save Changes.

Turn Off Fast Startup

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