How to Enable/Disable Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 for Faster Startup Time

Recently, another feature of Windows 8 was discovered called as “Hybrid Boot”. It allows you to reduce startup times after shutting down your computer.

The shutdown and startup times have significantly improved even in Windows 8 Milestone 1 (build 7850). If Hybrid Boot is enabled, restart behaviour of your computer remains un-affected.

How to Enable Hybrid Boot in Windows 8

Follow the simple steps below to enable or disable hybrid boot feature in Windows 8.

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Navigate to Hardware and Sound > Power Options.
  • From the left pane, click on “Choose what the power button does”.
  • In there, click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
  • Now at the bottom, you will be able to enable or disable hybrid boot.

That’s it! I hope this helped you in anyway.

For more tips/tricks on Windows 8, you should check out our Windows 8 Tips section.

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