Windows 10 Startup

Windows 8 has new and better features. One of them sure it is the Fast Startup mode. Windows 7 users used Sleep or Hibernate to start Windows faster. But Fast Startup will start your computer even faster.


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Fast Startup in Windows 8

The Fast Startup mode is something between cold boot and resuming from hibernation. Comparing to the Windows 7, Windows 8 will not close its kernel session but it will be hibernated. By hibernating only the kernel, the hibernation file size will be much smaller. As a result, it will take much less time to write on the disk and to read it. See the following diagram, how the Cold Boot works compared to Windows 8 Fast Startup.

The Fast Startup option is enabled by default in Windows 8. To access its setting you have to open the Star menu, then type Power and hit Enter. Go to Power Options which will open the following window, where you have to click on “Choose what the power buttons do”.

Control Panel - Power Options

Now, scroll down, and you will have to see that “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” is checked. If this option is not check, you will have to check it and click “Save changes

Control Panel - turn on fast startup

This is the main thing that will make your Windows 8 to start faster. You can read more about Fast Startup Advantages and Disadvantages that includes Windows 8 and Windows 10 as well.


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