The default shutdown scenario in Windows 8.1 is now called a fast start. This feature allows for faster startup times following a shutdown. Sometimes, however, you might need to disable quick startup in Windows 11 for various reasons. We will discuss these reasons in the next section.
The default setting of Windows computers pre-enables the fast startup feature. You can disable it manually by using any method that is possible. This feature can be found on systems that support hibernation. To make it work for you, enable hibernation first.
What is Windows Fast Startup?
Microsoft created Windows fast startup to allow for faster startup of your computer without any delay. You will be able log in faster by reducing startup time. Fast startup allows you to save the kernel session and the device drivers of your PC in a hibernation folder. This file stores the system state for quick access at the next boot.
When you restart the computer, the hiberfil file is loaded into memory. This saves you from having to do a cold boot, where everything must be initialized completely. You will notice a faster boot process.
Some users may experience persistent problems if they keep fast startup enabled. Windows updates is one example. For a successful update to occur, some regular updates require that the computer be completely shut down. This is impossible with a fast startup.
A dual-boot or multi-boot configuration is another scenario. To use more than one operating system on your computer, you will need to be able to access the menu for dual boot setup. Fast startup will automatically boot your computer into Windows 11. You can disable fast startup to avoid these problems.
How to disable Windows 11’s Fast Startup
If you don’t desire a faster startup, disable fast startup in Windows 11. There are many ways to modify the fast startup settings. These are some ways to disable fast startup on Windows 11.
Control Panel: How to Disable Windows Fast Startup
You can configure many aspects of your operating system through the Control Panel. To optimize your system for your work, you can make many modifications to the Control Panel. Let’s now see how to disable Windows 11 fast startup from the power settings.
Click on the search box and enter “control panel” into the search bar. When the Control Panel appears, open it.Open Control Panel
Click “Hardware & Sound”Click Hardware And Sound
Next, click on the Power Options menu.Click Power Options
In the left menu, select “Choose what power button does.”Select Choose What The Power Button Does
Click on “Change settings that were not available at the moment.”Click Change Settings That Are Currently Unavailable
Under Shutdown settings, uncheck “Turn off fast startup” To save the changes, click “Save Changes”Uncheck Turn On Fast Startup And Click Save Changes
You can enable it again by checking the “Turn On Fast Startup” checkbox and clicking “Save Changes.”Check Turn On Fast Startup And Click Save Changes
It is important to enable Hibernate on your computer in order to make use of the fast startup function. Hibernate is required to enable the fast startup option. If Hibernate is not enabled, here’s how to enable it. We will first check which power states your OS supports.
Enter “cmd” into the desktop search tool. Next, open the Command Prompt and select the Run as administrator option.Open Command Prompt By Selecting Run As Administrator
To view power states, type the following command and hit Enter.
Type The Command To View Power States
Verify that the fast startup option has been added to your browser. To enable Hibernation, enter the following command if it is available.
You can now see the Control Panel’s fast startup option.
Copy the following command into the Command Prompt to disable Hibernate and fast start.
Turn Off Hibernate
How to Disable Windows 11 Fast Startup using the Group Policy Editor
You must visit the Group Policy Editor to configure Group Policy settings. You can modify the settings for a single user or all users. You can also disable Windows 11 fast startup using the Group Policy Editor. These are the steps to do the same.
You cannot access the Group Policy Editor with Windows Home edition. It is only available in Windows Education, Pro and Enterprise editions.
To open the Run dialog box, press the Windows key + R. Enter “gpedit.msc”, and click “OK.”
To open the folder, copy the path shown in the address bar. Press Enter to copy it.
Right-click on the menu bar and choose “Edit.”
To disable fast startup, select the radio button “Disabled”. To save your changes, click “Apply”, and then “OK”.
Select “Enabled” to activate the option. Click “Apply” or “OK” to confirm.
How to Turn On Windows 11 Fast Startup Using the Registry Editor
The Windows Registry contains information about your operating system and applications that use it. To disable Windows 11’s fast startup, you can make modifications here. This can be done by changing a key in Registry Editor.
Notice: Before any changes to the Registry are made, be sure to make a backup.
Type “regedit” in the Run dialog box and click “OK.”Type Regedit And Click OK
Click Enter to copy the path shown in the address bar.
You will find a key called HiberbootEnabled in the right panel. Double-click it to open it.Double-Click On HiberbootEnabled
Click “OK” to enter the value 0, and then click “OK”.Enter 0 And Click OK
For the changes to take effect, close the Registry Editor and start your system again. To enable quick startup, enter 1 in the Value field and click “OK.”
How to disable fast startup in Windows 11 using a registry file
A REG file can be used to disable fast startup in Windows 11. You can also use REG files instead of the Registry editor to modify the registry key’s value. These are the steps.
To disable fast startup, open a notepad.
Disable Fast Startup
Now, click the File tab and select “Save As.” Save the file with the filename Disable_fast-startup.reg.
Select All Files from the Save as type dropdown.
Next, click on “Save” to save your file.Save the File
Double-click the file to open it. Click “Yes” again, and click “Yes again.”
You can use the notepad to copy the code below instead of the one above in order to enable quick startup.
And the name of the file will be Enable_fast_startup.reg.
Windows 11 users can use the fast startup feature to improve their shutdown experience. The built-in Windows functionality allows for faster booting thanks to the information stored in the hibernate folder. If you have issues, it is best to disable fast start in Windows 11.
Windows updates will run more efficiently if you disable this feature. You can also use dual boot to choose the OS to boot into. These methods are simple to follow.