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Enable and disable Fast Startup of Windows 10

Fast Startup is a feature of Windows 10 that ensures that your PC starts up much faster. Ideal, you would think. But there are still people who prefer to disable this feature in Windows 10. Are you also curious about how you can disable Windows 10 Fast Startup? We will explain it to you in this blogpost!

What exactly is “Fast Startup” in Windows 10?

The “Fast Startup” feature is automatically enabled on every Windows 10 PC and ensures that your PC starts up as soon as possible. Basically what the feature does, is that it never shuts down the PC completely. Your computer or laptop is put into a kind of sleep mode, so that certain applications and programs do not have to be closed. This allows your PC to start up faster. A very useful function that many Windows 10 users benefit from every day. Especially for regular home use, this function is very convenient to use. Yet there are also Windows 10 users who prefer to disable this feature for various reasons.

Disable Fast Boot Windows 10

In principle, the fast boot function in Windows 10 will not damage your laptop or PC. It is a recommended feature built in by Microsoft itself and therefore 100% safe and reliable. Still, there are a number of situations where you might want to disable the Windows 10 fast boot. For example, do you use Wake-on-LAN? Then Fast Startup may interfere with this function and cause problems. Another reason could be because you would like to save space on your hard drive. When the Fast Boot is enabled in Windows 10, it takes up a certain disk space on your hard drive. This in connection with the various applications and programs that continue to run in the background. Finally, the fast startup in Windows 10 can cause conflicts when implementing new updates. Disabling Fast Startup can be a solution to prevent this.

How to disable fast boot in Windows 10:

  1. Go to “Start” and type “Control Panel” in the search box
  2. Then go to “Power Options
  3. Then click on “Define the behaviour of the power buttons
  4. Then click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable
  5. Uncheck "Enable fast startup (recommended)"
  6. Finally: save your changes

If, after some time, you still want to re-enable Windows 10 fast boot, you can do so by following the steps above and selecting the tick in step 5.

Upgrade to Windows 10?

Is your PC currently running on an older version of Windows? But would you like to use this handy feature of Windows 10? Then we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of the Windows operating system. When you have performed the upgrade, you can switch on or off the fast boot feature in Windows 10 at any time using the steps just mentioned. Buy your new Windows 10 license easily and quickly via SoftwareLicense4U and you can be sure that you are buying a 100% unused and original Windows license at the best price! You will receive your new license in your mailbox within a few minutes of purchase, so you can start upgrading your computer immediately!