Windows 10: How to enable fast boot on PC


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 64 bit
       22 Nov 2017 #1

    How to enable fast boot on PC


    I recently got a new mobo with UEFI support. I'd like to enable fast boot but msinfo32 still tells me the BIOS is set to Legacy. Is there any good way to change this without reinstalling Windows?
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  2. Posts : 29,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       22 Nov 2017 #2

    Hello DaChi, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to convert from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without data loss. I would still recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.

    Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    After you are using UEFI, you can enable Fast Boot.

    Enable or Disable Fast Boot in UEFI Firmware Settings for Windows Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  3.    22 Nov 2017 #3

    Doesn’t fast boot lock the drive on shutdown, meaning if windows won’t boot, you won’t be able to just boot off a repair disk or install it into another PC for data retrieval?
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  4.    22 Nov 2017 #4

    vram said: View Post
    Doesn’t fast boot lock the drive on shutdown, meaning if windows won’t boot, you won’t be able to just boot off a repair disk or install it into another PC for data retrieval?
    No. You can always use a live linux drive for example.
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  5.    22 Nov 2017 #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    No. You can always use a live linux drive for example.
    You sure?

    “When you shut down a computer with Fast Startup enabled, Windows locks down the Windows hard disk. You won’t be able to access it from other operating systems if you have your computer configured to dual-boot. Even worse, if you boot into another OS and then access or change anything on the hard disk (or partition) that the hibernating Windows installation uses, it can cause corruption. If you’re dual booting, it’s best not to use Fast Startup or Hibernation at all.“

    Taken from here:
    The Pros and Cons of Windows 10 Mode
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