moderated Re: How do I get to the "Fast Start" option in Windows 10?


I was right. since I disabled hybernation off in Windows 7 before I
upgraded to 10, the fast start up check box isn't available.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario Brusco [mailto:mrb620@...]
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:47 PM
Subject: How do I get to the "Fast Start" option in Windows 10?
Brian, after step #3, this is what JAWS says (copied from JAWS's speech
history, and all I'm doing is tabbing):

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When I press the power button: (Plugged in) Combo box
Shut down
3 of 4
Sleep check box not checked
Show in Power menu.
Lock check box checked
Show in account picture menu.
Cancel Button
Tool bar Back to Power Options (Alt + Left Arrow) Button
Tool bar Recent locations Button
Tool bar Up to "Power Options" (Alt + Up Arrow) Button
Tool bar All locations split button
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-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:@britechguy]
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:47 PM
Subject: How do I get to the "Fast Start" option in Windows 10?
First, before I go any further, I strongly suggest that Fast Startup be
turned OFF.  If you have a machine with an SSD you will not notice any
difference whatsoever in boot time whether it's off or on, and for
machines with HDDs the difference is not all that great and not worth
the problems that can occur from Fast Startup being enabled.  When I'm
setting up a Windows 10 system one of my standard steps is turning Fast
Startup off secondary to some of the really bizarre issues I've
encountered on systems with it activated and that disappeared once it
was turned off.

The above being said, Mario, did you follow Step 3 in Bill's
instructions, which presume you're already in the Power Options dialog
of Control Panel, that reads:

3. In the new window [which refers to the Change what the power button
does dialog]; click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.

If you do not do this you will never have the Fast Startup checkbox
available.  I have never seen it not be available, but since Fast
Startup is a special form of hibernation, if you did set up your system
to forbid hibernation entirely (as opposed to just not showing it as an
option) then Fast Startup would not be possible since it is a form of

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