Danny Moran

How to disable fast startup on Windows 11 (Manually and using Group Policy)

Published August 26, 2023 by Danny Moran

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Learn how to turn off fast startup of Windows 11 and Windows 10, using the Power Options gui as well as deploying a registry key using Group Policy. In this example, I show you how to find the gui option to disable fast startup, and then show you how to use a group policy to deploy a registry key to all workstations connected to an active directory domain so it can be turned off on all machines.


Manual Method (Script)

You can run the following command in command prompt to change the HiberbootEnabled registry key from 1 to 0

reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power" /f /v HiberbootEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0

To undo the change and remove the borders, you can run the following script:

reg.exe add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power" /f /v HiberbootEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1

Manual Method (GUI)

  1. Press Start and type Choose a power plan and select the option with that name.

  2. Press Choose what the power buttons do on the left hand side.

  3. Press Change settings that are currently unavailable

  4. Untick Turn on fast start-up (recommended)

Fast startup is now disabled.

Group Policy Method

Deploy the following registry key to all workstations using Group Policy.

Group Policy Settings: