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8 Steps to improve Windows boot time!

Are you tired of waiting and waiting for your Windows 10 PC to boot?  Then, you want to make sure the Fast Startup setting is enabled. This feature shuts your PC down similar to how it sets the machine to sleep, writing the state of your operating system to a hibernation file.

Fast Boot Not For Every Situation

Users who encrypt their hard disk with software like TrueCrypt, should not enable the setting, as you will then need to manually dismount encrypted drives prior to shutting down. 

Fast Startup also can lead to file corruption or other issues for computers that dual-boot between partitions or operating systems.

This setting is commonly enabled in PCs sold running Windows 10 and any that were upgraded from Windows 8, but it’s more likely to be disabled on devices that were upgraded from Windows 7

Here are step-by-step instructions for how to turn on Fast Startup mode.

 Cut your Windows Boot-Time

Follow these steps to enable “Fast Boot”:

  1. Click the search button
  2. Type “Control Panel
  3. Select “Hardware and Sound” 
  4. Select “Power Options
  5. Select “Choose what the power buttons do
  6. Select “Change settings that are currently unavailable” if the Shutdown settings are greyed out
  7. Check the box next to “Turn on Fast Startup
  8. Click “Save Changes

Now your PC will take advantage of the Fast Startup mode when you boot it up. If you have any questions, send leave a message on our website, and we will get back to you.

Author:                   Ryan Danvers

For more information contact Ryan at ABACON IT on 072 601 2858.