What is Windows 10 Quick Start and why you should activate it right now
For an emergency or to send a simple message, having a computer that starts up fast is something that is not appreciated until you are faced with a system with a slow and heavy startup.
Whatever our intention, when we turn on the computer we hope that the system is fast and does not have us looking at the wall for several minutes waiting to start working or playing. Hence, mechanisms have been created to speed up the process such as the fast startup of Windows.
The Windows Quick Start feature may be pre-installed on some computers and facilitates a much faster start-up of the machine than usual. Still, checking if it is active or not is very simple.
To enable or disable Windows fast startup, the process is as follows. In the search bar of the toolbar type Control Panel. Inside Follow this path: System and Security> Power Options> Choose the Behavior of the Power Buttons. Here you will see the box for the quick start.
If at any time it does not let you operate on it, activate or deactivate it, you only have to click on “Change the configuration currently not available”, one section above and that’s it. From this section you can access more information about this function.
However, before activating this option, you should take into account what it means for your computer’s operating system. East quick start means that the system does not shut down completely, stays in a state of hibernation so that when starting the necessary programs they are already active and the system runs faster.
Most updates require the device to completely shut down and restart the entire process. Microsoft ensures that the fast start does not affect the restart, even so the process can face some disadvantages aside from the benefits of opening the computer faster.
On the one hand the file of the quick start function occupies a small space on the hard disk which can be useful for other tasks. In addition, by not turning off the computer completely, you are consuming energy, even if it is minimal.
Finally, if you are experienced users, this method lock other settings such as dual boot or BIOS / UEFI settings, you may even have some incompatibility of the keyboard power buttons.
Like everything in life, fast Windows startup has positive and negative points, it is not practical for everyone. If your computer has not started lately or is working very slow, maybe you should attend to other possible problems to solve it.