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Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #80


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    Windows 8 64 bit


    Hi Brink,

    What Windows 8 theme do you use in your screenshot? I really love it.
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    Sorry if not related with the topic.

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  2. #81


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kholis, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I have "Color and Appearance" set to this below for that.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8


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  3. #82


    Hi, I'm confused about step 7.
    7. To Turn Off "Fast Startup" for a "Full Shutdown"
    A) Under Shutdown settings, check the Turn on fast startup box, and click/tap on the Save changes button. (see screenshot below step 6A)

    Shouldn't it be (the single change is in red)
    7. To Turn Off "Fast Startup" for a "Full Shutdown"
    A) Under Shutdown settings, check the Turn off fast startup box, and click/tap on the Save changes button. (see screenshot below step 6A)
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  4. #83


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello 1971, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Nope. It's just to "uncheck" to turn off.
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  5. #84


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    If you shut down from the WIN+X menu in Windows 8.1, it will perform a full shutdown instead of a hybrid shutdown even if you have Fast Startup turned on.
    So how to turn off PC?
    Last edited by emoxam; 19 Oct 2014 at 12:17.
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  6. #85


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello emoxam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Shutting down the computer will still turn off the PC.

    It's just now you have an option between a full shutdown, or one that shuts down to a low power state (lower than hibernate) to have a fast startup when turned on next.
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  7. #86


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    And how to shutdown PC to low power state ?
    Last edited by emoxam; 20 Oct 2014 at 02:44.
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  8. #87


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by emoxam View Post
    And how to shutdown PC to low power state ?
    Have hibernate enabled and Fast Startup turned on as per the tutorial on the first page, and shut down the computer from any other location than the WIN+X power menu.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8
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  9. #88


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    I just don't understand why I hae problems with Fast boot. With Fast boot enabled, when I start from a previous shutdown, i am quickly taken to the login screen and then my display stutters a bit and turns black, freezes. I have to do a hard reset.

    My system, everything including BIOS is updated:

    MSI Z87 G-43 Gaming
    Core i5 4670
    Sapphire Trix R9 290 OC UEFI
    Windows 8.1 all updates installed
    8GB RAM
    Samsung Evo 250GB SSD

    I went to the motherboard BIOS and checked Fastboot option. Also tried unchecking it, it does not make any difference. The actual Fastboot is on/off only happens when I use the Windows power options. Any help would be appreciated.
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  10. #89


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It happens with some motherboards when using Fast Startup. Unfortunately, about all you can do is turn off Fast Startup until your motherboard manufacturer may hopefully release a new UEFI/BIOS firmware update to sort this issue.

    If you were wanting the PC to startup faster, then you could put the computer to "sleep" instead though.
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