What Is the Windows 10 Fast Startup And How You Can Disable It

Everyone loves fast computers, and a system that instantly boots to the desktop is something that many people hope to own at some point.

And while from a hardware perspective improving the boot speed can be done up to one point, when it comes to software Microsoft brings its own contribution with the so-called fast startup mode.

Introduced in Windows 8 and also available in Windows 10, fast startup is a mix of the traditional cold startup (which essentially means starting your computer after a shutdown) and hibernating, which saves the state of the running apps and services.

First and foremost, let’s talk a little bit about how fast startup works.

As I said, it is a combination of two different features that already existed in Windows, so the way it works isn’t at all complicated. Fast startup creates an image of the Windows kernel and the used drivers in a file called “hibernation file” and located at C:hiberfil.sys…. (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.