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How to shut off Fast Boot in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to turn off the Fast Boot option in Windows 8 to make your laptop or desktop completely shut down for Windows 8 since this is not a native setting.

  1. First, press the Windows key on the keyboard and the letter X.
    Windows 8 Quick Access Menu
  2. Select Power Options.
    Windows 8 Quick Access Menu, Power Options
  3. At the top Left, select Choose what the power buttons do.
    Windows 8 Power Options, Choices
  4. Click on Change settings that are currently Unavailable.
    Windows 8 Power Options, Change Settings Currently Unavailable
  5. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended).
    Windows 8 Fast Startup, Toggle Off or On
  6. Click Save changes at the lower right. Now when the computer is shut down, this will completely turn it off and not have it sit in the hybrid sleep state which is the default setting for Windows 8.