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Windows 8: What is the Quick Start mode and how to disable it


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The boot time of an operating system is always one of the most discussed items when a new version is released. Therefore, companies responsible for OSs are always looking for ways to improve the startup performance of their systems. For Windows 8, the changes are easily noticed thanks to Quick Start mode.

 

This is a feature developed by Microsoft which aims to become the main boot Windows 8 even faster, speeding up the process of creating a new session. Below, you'll learn a little more about this feature and get to know his limitations.

 

What is so quick launch?

According to what was published on the MSDN blog, Microsoft conducted a survey of consumers in order to know how many people actually turn off the computer and how many use the hibernation / standby operating system. The portion of Windows users who hangs around the PC at the end of a day's work was much larger than expected, reaching 57% of respondents.

 

Despite knowing that the power consumption of computer is low, many people claimed that their machines off to save on electricity bill. Others said they just like to "start from scratch" with the RAM free of any residue.

 

Therefore, Microsoft has developed a way to make computers with Windows 8 will not consume energy when absolutely anything off, launching a session zeroed whenever connected and have short time interval between pressing the power button and use the system .

 

 

In practice, the new feature blends the traditional startup mode with hibernation. The great thing Microsoft was thinking of a way to make just the core OS from hibernation mode and the rest of the functionality is indeed off. That way, when the power button is pressed, the part of the OS that takes longer to load already initialized, just open other resources.

 

While the normal boot process of a system you must load drivers and services, with fast boot mode part of the service is read from a hibernation file - which can be found on your hard disk by running the command "dir / s / ah hiberfile . sys "at the system prompt. Thus, the boot time is from 30% to 50% faster.

 

Not everything is perfect

Despite being a great way to speed up the operating system boot, fast boot mode also has some problems. Many applications require a restart of Windows for the changes to take effect, a very common practice in anti-virus and other security applications or libraries that need to modify the system registry.

 

With Quick Start enabled, most of the changes end up not being applied because the hibernation file used at boot time of the system is recorded before the machine off (obviously). So the next time you turn on your computer, Windows has no way of knowing what modifications applied before finalizing your shipment.

 

While applications are not suited to work perfectly with fast startup mode activated, the best way to avoid some important information being lost during the boot operating system is disabling the feature. The procedure to accomplish this task you will find below.

 

How to disable it?

The process to disable the fast boot mode of Windows 8 is pretty simple. Check out the steps below.

 

1) Go to the new system Start menu and type "Power Options."

 

2) As a result screen that opens, select the "Settings" in the rightmost column, and select the item "Choose what the power button."

 

 

3) The System Settings window is displayed. Locate the option "Shutdown Settings" and uncheck "Turn quick startup (recommended)".

 

4) If the items are disabled and you're unable to make the desired changes, click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable", this further up the screen. Do not forget to press the "Save Changes" for the change to take effect.

 

 

Ready! The Quick Start feature is disabled. To enable it again, just follow the above steps again and check the "Quick Start Connect (recommended)".

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