Friday 24 February 2023

Windows 10/11 Hybrid Boot (Fast Boot) - Why rebooting is better then shutting down to fix an issue

When you choose to shut down your Windows 10 or 11 system, it actually goes into a hybrid boot mode. This means that your system saves some information in a special file on your hard drive and then turns off most of its components to conserve power. When you turn your system back on, it quickly reloads that information and wakes up from this hybrid mode. This process is faster, so makes the system feel quicker on start-up 

On the other hand, when you choose to reboot your Windows 10 or 11 system, it completely powers down and then starts back up again from scratch. This means that any temporary files or processes that were open before the reboot will be closed and the system will start fresh. Rebooting your system is a good way to refresh it and make sure any updates or changes are properly applied.

So, if you want to completely power down your Windows 10 or 11 system and start fresh, choose the "Restart" option.

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