How to make a Windows 10 PC boot quicker with Fast Startup?

If your PC taking too long to boot, this post will help to speed the process. On Windows 10, there is a feature, “Fast Startup,” to speed up the boot time, which allows the device to start and load the desktop more quickly than the traditional startup process.

The Fast Startup feature is not new in Windows operating systems; even you can find this feature on Windows 8.1. Basically, it is a mode (part of the hibernate) that combines the hibernation and shutdown processes to achieve faster boot times. If your Windows 10 PC or laptop taking a long time to boot, you need to turn on the feature to speed up the process of booting.

This article will see in detail to enable or disable the fast startup feature on your computer.

What is the Fast Startup feature on Windows 10?

To understand the Fast Startup feature on Windows 10, first, you need to understand the hibernation feature. Hibernation is used by the Windows 10 operating system to save the data in memory to the “hiberfil.sys” file into the hard drive, allowing you to resume the previous session even after the power loss. Similarly, the fast startup works, but with one exception. Hibernation saves the entire session onto the hard drive, and the user gets logged off before the state is saved into the hibernation file, requiring less storage space and allowing a quicker resume. While Fast Startup is a lightweight version of Hibernation that saves only the freshly-started state of Windows 10.

How to enable or turn on the fast startup to boot quicker on Windows 10?

To enable the Fast Startup feature of Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Startbutton and then click on the Settings icon to open the Settings app.

Step 2. Click on the System category from the Settings window.

Step 3. In the System category, click thePower & sleep tab.

Step 4. Under the “Related settings” section, click the Additional power settings link.

Step 5. In the Power Options window that opens, click the link “Choose what the power button does.”

Step 6. Click the link “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”

Step 7. Under the “Shutdown settings” section, click the checkbox “Turn on fast startup.”

Step 8. Finally, click the button Save changes.

Once you have completed the above steps, the Fast Startup feature will be turned on your PC, and when you Shut down your computer, it will be turned off without saving the current state of your PC.

How to turn off or disable the fast startup to boot quicker on Windows 10?

Step 1. Click on the Startbutton and then click on the Settings icon to open the Settings app.

Step 2. Click on the System category from the Settings window.

Step 3. In the System category, click thePower & sleep tab.

Step 4. Under the “Related settings” section, click the Additional power settings link.

Step 5. In the Power Options window that opens, click the link “Choose what the power button does.”

Step 6. Click the link “Change settings that are currently unavailable.”

Step 7. Under the “Shutdown settings” section, uncheck the checkbox “Turn on fast startup.”

Step 8. Once you have unchecked the checkbox “Turn on fast startup,” click theSave changes button.

Fast Startup on Windows 10 is missing; how to fix it?

If you don’t see the Fast Startup option on your PC, then hibernate feature is not enabled. To make the fast startup option available in the Control Panel settings, you need to enable the hibernation feature first. To enable hibernation on your Windows 10 machine, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Click on the Start button and type Command Prompt.

Step 2. From the available results, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and select the “Run as administrator” option.

Step 3. Command Prompt with administrative privilege will open.

Step 4. Type the following command and press Enter from the keyboard to enable hibernation:-

powercfg /hibernate on

Once you have completed the above-mentioned steps, Hibernation and Fast Startup will be available in the “Shutdown settings” section.

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