How to disable fast boot on Windows 8.1 that prevents mounting the partition from Linux.

Posted: June 27, 2014. At: 12:27 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7464
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The fast boot feature of Windows 8.1 allows a user to load Windows faster than ever before; but this can interfere with the mounting of the Windows partition from Linux. This forces the user to mount the partition read-only.

But if you use this command in a command prompt on Windows, this problem will go away. Run the CMD window with Administrator privileges and then execute this command to switch the fast boot feature off.

powercfg /h off

This is what solved my problem when dual booting with Windows 8.1 9600 and Linux Mint 16. Give this a try yourself and see how you go.

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