How to disable fast boot: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

How to disable fast boot: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

The fast startup mode saves the state of the system at each shutdown and allows you to restart your Windows 8/8.1 tablet, PC or laptop faster. However in return, you won't have access to certain features at startup including access to the BIOS, the boot menu and Safe Mode.

To disable fast startup mode on Windows 8.1:

  • Press Windows + X and from the menu displayed, select "Power Options".

  • Click on "Choose what the power buttons do".
  • Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable", to unlock the "greyed out" options
  • In the "Shutdown" section, uncheck "Turn on fast startup".
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