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Enable/Disable Quick Start on Windows 8

Capture d'écran - Options d'alimentation, Paramètres système, Windows 8

Quick startup is a new feature of Windows 8, which, as its name suggests, allows an accelerated start of the OS. To do this, Windows saves system info in a file when shutdown. When you restart your PC, Windows uses this system info to perform PC recovery instead of restarting it. The difference is very clear between the same PC on Windows 7 and another on Windows 8. Learn in this article how to check that this option is enabled.

To do this, right-click in the lower left corner of your screen and then opt to Power options.

Capture d'écran - Menu caché de Windows 8 (à la place de l'ex-menu démarrer)

In the left sidebar, click on the link Set a password to get out of sleep.

Capture d'écran - Options d'alimentation de Windows 8

To access all configuration options, start by clicking on the link Modify settings currently not available.

Capture d'écran - Options d'alimentation, Paramètres système, Windows 8

Then check the box Enable Quick Start (recommended) then validate by clicking on Save Changes.

Note: to activate the Quick Start option, turn off your computer and start it (do not restart it) otherwise the change will not be effective.

 An option normally enabled by default on Windows 8.



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  • Lionel R

    Good morning
    As soon as I saw the title of this article I rushed on because the start of my pc is TRES long (> 2mn)
    I tried to follow scrupulously your indications but even after clicking “Edit settings currently not available” the box “Enable Quick Start (recommended)” remains unavailable.
    Is password protection at standby exit indispensable? Being alone to use my pc I don't use it.

    Thank you in advance for your answer.
    PS: my PC is equipped with Windows 8 Pro that I installed as an update on Win 7

  • Neo

    Hello Lionel,

    Try this:

    — Open a command prompt window.
    — Type this “powercfg -h on” (without quotation marks) followed by the Enter key.
    — Restart the PC

    I think that dice then you will have access to this option.

    Good to you


    Good morning,

    I would like to ask for your help. Indeed, my windows 8 stubbornly refuses to start and I get a little bit of my Latin...

    The message displayed is“GRUB RESCUE”

    Why this notion of grub in windows 8?

    I'm not on Linux!

    If you could tell me how to fix the boot, it would be really nice.

    Thank you in advance



    • There was a Linux to install in parallel that had to be deleted. You have to restore the boot tool by putting the boot tool on Windows. On the site, there is a tutorial to do the opposite (when Windows no longer launches but we still have Linux)... to see on Google so.