Hybrid Booting on Windows 8 cons and pros

Hi guys, good evening, this is my 3 post today about windows 8. This is another problem faced by many PC users with dual booting eveing top computer science students also face the same problem.

Problem, description

This is the problem

Macho, I installed windows 8 on my laptop and working with windows 7 also. Its awesome macho.. but there is an issue with booting. Windows 8 is booting normally but If I waanna switch windows 7, I have to select windows 7 from the new(blue/immersive/modern) OS selection menu and wait for nearly 10 min’s and my laptop restarts again and now comes the old (black and white) OS selection menu and again I have to select windows 7 and then only windows 7 boots

Problem seems very big to describe but the solution is just not big as we thing, the solution is


What the hack is that, Hybrid boot??
Microsoft trying to explain this in their help file and calling it as “Fast startup” 

Fast startup is a setting that helps your PC start up faster after shutdown. Windows does this by saving system info to a file upon shutdown. When you start your PC again, Windows uses that system info to resume your PC instead of restarting it.


  • The fast startup setting doesn’t apply to Restart. You need to shut down and then start your PC again for fast startup to take effect.

  • Fast startup is turned on by default in Windows.

Simply this can be proved by this equation

 Hybrid Booting ‘or’ Fast start-up = Hibernate + Logout


As described above, the advantage of having “Hybrid booting” is, the system boots-up faster then windows 7.


As described above, the advantage of having “Hybrid booting” is, the system boots-up faster then windows 7. Pros There is an issue with dual booting systems with this “Hybrid booting” and that’s the disadvantage.

How to disable this Hybrid Booting

Disabling “Hybrid booting” is easy but after disabling this you would not get the fast booting performance of Windows 8

These are the steps to disable it

  • First open Control Panel.
  • Navigate to Hardware and Sound -> Power Options
  • Click on “Choose what the power button does” on left hand side.
  • Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” later on.
  • Now you will see at the bottom an option “Enable Hybrid Boot” under Windows shutdown settings. From here you can either enable or disable Hybrid Boot by either checking or unchecking that check box option. When Hybrid Boot is enabled, Windows 8 does not close the kernel session, but closes just the user sessions.


I dont want to disble Hybrid boot but still I wanna perform a full shutdown

Its also a no matter, Just launch cmd.exe and type the following command

shutdown /s /f /t 0


Now hit enter key

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