Welcome to day 4 of our Launch Series. Today we are going to talk about the speed at which Windows boots up.
Windows 8’s fast startup mode is the default option on a Windows 8 client computer. Windows 8 systems that are built using Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) are more likely to accomplish very fast pre-boot times when compared to BIOS-based machines.
We originally discussed faster boot times (aka “Hybrid Boot”) in the following blog post:
Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8
In today’s post we will discuss how to determine if Hybrid boot is enabled and the steps administrators can take to disable this feature.
Administrators can determine if Hybrid Boot is enabled using the powercfg utility at an administrative command prompt. The command is powercfg /a.
A full system shutdown is performed by pressing the Shift key at the same time as selecting the shutdown option. Enterprises who wish to disable Hybrid Boot can use the following methods:
Option to disable Hybrid Boot in control panel
With that, we are at the end of this post. We are going to take a look at the new File Explorer in tomorrow’s post. Until then!
-AskPerf blog Team