How To Turn Off Fast Startup in Windows 10

Windows fast startup, also known as a hybrid shutdown is a feature designed into Windows 10 to help your PC boot more quickly.

With this feature, when the computer is shut down, Windows stores the state of the Windows kernel in the root of the C: drive, into a file called hiberfil.sys. When you start your PC next time, Windows uses hiberfil.sys file to speed up the boot process.

However, When Windows fast startup is enabled, your computer is not shut down completely, which can cause some problems, and some software even recommends turning this off.

Also, if you are dual-booting Windows 10 and Linux, it is highly recommended that you disable the fast startup. Because the Windows operating system is not completely shut down, it can damage your partitions when loaded from the other operating system on the dual boot system.

To turn off fast startup on your Windows 10 computer, complete the following steps:

  • Go to Start Menu > Windows System > Control Panel, and then click Hardware and Sound.
  • From the Hardware and Sound, access Power Options.
  • In the Power Options, click Choose what the power buttons do.
  • Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Under Shutdown settings, remove the Turn on fast startup check box, and then click Save Changes.
Hardware and Sound
From the Hardware and Sound, access Power Options
Choose what the power buttons do
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