1. Disable Fast Startup on Windows 10, 8 and 8.1
1. Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run command window.
2. On the Run command window, enter Control Panel there and press Enter to open the Control Panel window.
3. Next on the Control Panel window, change the View By item (in the top right corner) to Small icons , then click Power Options .
4. Next on the Power Options window, in the left pane, click Choose what the power buttons do.
5. Click Next Change settings that are currently unavailable.
6. Scroll down to find and leave the Turn on fast startup option (recommended) , then click Save changes.
If the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option is lost on the System Settings window, then you must enable Hibernate mode on your Windows computer.
To enable Hibernate mode on your Windows computer, you can refer to the steps in the section below.
2. Display Turn on fast startup option (activate Hibernate mode)
If the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option is lost on the System Settings window, Hibernate mode on your computer is disabled.
In this case, just enable Hibernate on the system to display the Turn on fast startup option. To do this, follow the steps below:
1. Press Windows + F key combination to open the Search frame.
2. At the Search frame, enter the command prompt , then click Apps.
3. Next right-click the Command Prompt (in the left pane), select Run as administrator.
Select Yes if the UAC warning window appears.
4. On the Command Prompt window, enter the command below and press Enter to activate Hibernate:
powercfg / hibernate on
5. Finally close the Command Prompt window, then reopen Control Panel, and you should now see the Fast Startup option.
3. Use Group Policy Editor
Note: Group Policy Editor is only available on 2 versions of Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise Edition.
To open Group Policy Editor , press Windows + R key combination to open the Run command window, then enter gpedit.msc in the Run command window and press Enter.
On the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the path:
Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Systems> Shutdown
Next in the right pane, double-click the "Require use of fast startup" option as shown below:
Next, to disable the Fast Startup option , select the Enable item as shown below and click Apply > OK.
To confirm the change, open the Run dialog box , type the command line gpupdate / force > press Enter and you 're done.
4. Use Registry Editor
First, press the "Windows + R" key combination to open the Run command window, then enter regedit in the Run window and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
On the Registry Editor window , navigate to the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows System
Next, right-click an empty area in the right pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name this item "HiberbootEnabled".
By default, when newly created, the HiberbootEnabled item will be set to zero, meaning users can still change the Fast Startup feature settings in the Power Options section . To prevent users from changing, double-click the newly created key, change the default value to 1 and restart the computer.
You can check it from the Desktop screen , move the mouse pointer to the right corner of the screen, select Settings> Control Panel. In the Control Panel interface window ,continue searching and open Power Options > select "Choose what the Power button do" on the left side. At this point, you see the "Turn on Fast Startup (Recommended)"item is locked and grayed out as shown below.
Refer to some of the following articles:
- Instructions for setting up BIOS and UEFI passwords to protect data on your Windows 10 computer safely