Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system has been designed for delivering better speeds than previous versions of Windows. Because of this, Windows 8 is faster in almost every department compared to its predecessors. It boots faster, takes less time to copy or move files, and finally it’s low on system resources as well.
With the introduction of Windows 8 Microsoft has introduced a new feature named Fast Startup. According to Microsoft, only a small amount of Windows users use the hibernate feature and the Fast Startup helps users who prefers to shutdown the PC rather than hibernate it. Because of this feature, Windows 8 boots in less than six seconds on a solid state drive (SSD).
Fast startup is a setting in Windows 8 that helps your PC start up faster after shutdown. Windows does this by saving system info to a file upon shutdown. When you start your PC again, Windows 8 uses that system info to rescue your PC instead of restarting it.
Please note that the fast startup setting doesn’t apply to restart. You need to shutdown and then start your PC again for fast startup to take effect. We recommend you check out this page of the official Windows 8 blog to know about the feature in detail.
Even though the fast startup feature is turned on by default in Windows 8, you may want to make sure that the feature is enabled. Follow the given below steps to enable or disable the feature.
Turn on or off fast startup in Windows 8
Step 1: Switch to the Start screen. Press Windows + W keys to see the search charm, type Power Options and press enter key to open Power Options window.
Step 2: In the left pane of Power Options window, click Choose what the power buttons do.
Step 3: Here, click on Change settings that are currently unavailable. Next, under Shutdown settings, tick Turn on fast startup (recommended) checkbox to enable the feature. Finally click Save changes button. You are done!