How to turn on Fast Startup in Windows 8.1

Fast Startups allows you to boot around 70% faster then you normally could. Windows does this by utilising the hiberfile.sys but thats all too technical, if you interested in that then read this post on the Microsoft MSDN Blogs http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/08/delivering-fast-boot-times-in-windows-8.aspx

Getting to the Power Options

1. Open Start and type Power Options then choose Power Options. (or press the Windows + X key and choose Power Options)

Power Options
Power Options

2. Then click Choose what the Power buttons do

Choose what the power buttons do
Choose what the power buttons do

3. Then click Change settings that are currently unavailable 

Change settings that are currently unavailable
Change settings that are currently unavailable

4. Now scroll down and check the box “Turn on fast start-up (recommended)” 

Turn on fast Startup
Turn on fast Startup

 

Fast Start-up is now enabled, if you ever wish to disable it then repeat the steps and just uncheck the box at step 4.

Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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