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Windows 8&8.1 fast startup is a new feature which speeds up the startup process by creating a hibernate file which contains system configuration data and is re-loaded each time a PC starts up. In most cases, if Windows 8 detects a change in the PC configuration, it will ignore the hibernate file and perform a normal startup process which reloads the kernel, services, device drivers and applications. In this tutorial, I will show you how to enable it to help your PC boot faster 1. Open the Control Panel, and click on the Power Options icon. 2. Click/tap on the Choose what the power buttons do link on the left side. 3. Click/tap on the Change settings that are currently unavailable link at the top. 4. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes. 5. To Turn On "Fast Startup" (Hybrid Boot) for a "Hybrid Shutdown" NOTE: This is the default setting. Under Shutdown settings, check the Turn on fast startup box, and click/tap on the Save changes button. NOTE: If the Turn on fast startup setting is not listed, then you will need to close the System Settings window, enable hibernate, then start back at step 1 again. The Shut down Power option will now perform as a hybrid shut down when used. For a faster startup, you also need to disable the programs and services that you don’t need start on bootup. Here is an easy solution for disabling all the unnecessary services and programs when windows start. Download Wise Care 365 (Click here: http://wisecleaner.com/wisecare365.html) There is a Startup Manager feature in System Tuneup section, there you can disable any program or service that starts on bootup. Of course if you are just a normal user and don’t know what services to turn off, you can refer to the Suggestion column, it suggests whether you should keep the service, enable the services or disable the services. If you wanna get the services back on bootup, you can use the Records option( Pro versions only) and make disabled services and programs start on bootup again. With the two solutions above, you will see an improvement in your Windows startup time.