Print Posted on 06/20/2016 in Windows

Windows 10: Speed up your computer’s Boot time

Windows 10: Speed up your computer’s Boot time

Everybody knows how annoying it can be when you press the power button on your computer and then you have to wait for agonizing minutes before you can reach your desktop screen. We know the pain and therefore we bring you the tips to speed up the boot time of your computer. These tricks are tested, easy to use, well supported and works on any version of windows. So lets begin- Disable startup items: There are programs that start with the computer even when you do not use them. The ones that you need can always be started late on. This is in fact one of the most trusted ways to speed up the boot process. Open System Configuration by typing ‘msconfig’ in the RUN. Go to the startup tab and open task manager and disable every application that you see. This will make sure that these apps do not start at the same time when the computer starts and the boot up process is quick. 


Delay Windows Services at the time of boot: There have been assertions that disabling services along with startup items speeds up the boot time but rather it has been found to cause complications. So instead of disabling, these services can be set to delayed start so that your computer boots up fast and then later on pays attention to services. To make these changes type ‘services’ in RUN and the right click on any service to change its property.


Registry Tweak to speed up Boot process To reduce the shutdown time, type ‘regedit’ in the RUN to open up registry editor. The navigate to following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control. Then on the right side look for key ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’ and click twice on it to edit it’s string value. The default value is 5000, change it to 1000 to make your PC shutdown faster.

runregedit.exe registry editor control

Enable Boot Defragmentation To ensure that the files needed during startup are all clubbed together, the boot defragmentation should be enabled. In order to check it navigate to following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Dfrg\\BootOptimizeFunction. Select enable from the list on the right and click twice on it to modify the value. Change value to Y to enable and N to disable. Then restart the computer. Remove 3rd party tune up applications Several 3rd party apps that come pre-installed or you install them as apps that tune up your pc, its better you uninstall those. These apps take un-necessary memory and many of them are included in startup items by default. Besides these steps what you can do is keep deleting temporary files and cookies after every twenty days. Remove applications that you do not use anymore, or you could try to expand the RAM size of your computer.

Join our Mailing