Windows 10 is light-weight and fastest Windows ever released by Microsoft. If you have upgraded your Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC to Windows 10 you might have already sensed the speed with which your PC boots from BIOS screen to the Windows sign-in screen. That’s because Microsoft has optimized the user interface and background process to make it light-weight and fast.
Moreover, the biggest feature contributing to the Windows 10’s fast booting performance is the feature called ‘Fast Startup’. This feature is not entirely new, it appeared in Windows 8.1 too, and all this does is combine the hibernation technique in the shutdown process by writing the memory contents to hard disk cache, to make the startup time significantly fast, sometimes as much as 3 to 5 times faster. Of course this means there is slight increase in shutdown time because the RAM contents get transferred to hard disk, but who cares about shutdown time, at least you need not sit and watch the shutdown process, unlike the startup process.
By default setting, Windows 10 enables the Fast Startup automatically, but by chance if your PC is not booting fast, you may want to check the setting’s status.
Enable/Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10
1. Type “Power Options” in the taskbar search box and click “Power Options” result.
2. Click ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’.
3. Scroll down and ‘Turn on fast startup (recommended)’. Save the settings by clicking on ‘Save Changes’ button.
4. Now shutdown the PC and boot, you will see a big difference in boot times. Note that Fast Startup only woks for shutdown command and then start only, and not Restart command.
Did you see the difference? How much fast is your Windows 10 now?