Quick start of Windows is a feature that allows you to start your computer much faster. It was introduced with Windows 8 in 2016, and is now available in Windows 10 as well.
Quick Start is pre-enabled by the manufacturers, so most Windows users won't even know it.
What is Windows Quick Start?
Fast startup (fast startup or fast boot) is a way to get your computer up and running faster. It will help you save valuable time. It is enabled by default on most computers running Windows 10.
How does a quick start work?
Quick Start uses a different approach to shutting down Windows. In older versions of Windows, the operating system shut down all programs and terminated at the time of shutdown.
However, during a shutdown on a Windows system with a quick boot, a computer simply logs out of users, inactivates all files, and so on the next boot, it just keeps working from where it left off. This is why it is often referred to as 'hybrid shutdown'.
As mentioned above, Quick Start is enabled on most modern computers. It's one of the many ways to help you increase your Windows performance. However, there are many who advise against using the quick boot, or at least turning it off as soon as you turn on your system for the first time.
Let's find out why.
Is Fast Startup useful or not?
While it is an amazing feature for reducing Windows 10 startup time, it has its drawbacks.
In a quick boot, as in Windows hibernation, the operating system closes all applications. However, instead of shutting down the operating system, a quick boot puts it into hibernation so that the various drivers, kernel, etc., do not stop working.
So the next time you start Windows, the operating system will continue to run from the idle point instead of starting at zero, drastically reducing boot time.
This can have a detrimental effect on Windows updates, as most of them require a complete shutdown of your computer for a smooth installation.
In addition to causing problems with updates, a quick start of Windows will also lock your hard drive. This way, you will not be able to access it if you have another operating system installed on your dual boot computer.
On some computers, you will also not be able to access the BIOS / UEFI settings if Quick Start is enabled.
If these disadvantages do not bother you, you can have a quick start for improved performance of your computer. However, if any of the above bothers you, you should turn it off.
How to disable fast startup in Windows 10?
In the search, enter control panel and select the application icon. From there, click Power Options and select Choose settings that are currently unavailable.
Now, click Change settings that are not currently available and uncheck the quick start activation box.
Click Save Changes to save this setting.
This will disable the quick start feature. On the next boot, your computer will start without a quick boot.