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How to Make Windows 10 PC Boot Faster

Although Microsoft has already done their much work in making Windows 10 better in all aspects of performances, the slow startup annoys a number of Windows 10 users. Once PC starts, they have to wait for almost or far more than one minute before the Welcome screen appears and wait again for almost one minute before they access to the desktop. Many people can’t accept this slow startup and wonder how to make Windows 10 boot faster. Now I am going to share some tricks to fix the problem.


3 tricks to make Windows 10 PC boot faster

Trick 1: Turn on Fast startup to make Windows 10 boot faster

Windows has its built-in utilities helping you speed up startup and shutdown times.

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

Step 2: Go to System and Security > Power Options. On the left pane, click on Choose what the power button does.

Choose what the power button does

Step 3: Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Change settings that are currently unavailable

Step 4: Scroll down to Shutdown settings. Tick the checkbox next to Turn on fast startup and then click Save changes. This will help make your Windows 10 boot faster after shutdown.

Turn on fast startup

Tips: If you can't see the Turn on fast startup option below your Shutdown settings, it's because you haven't enabled Hibernate on your Windows 10 yet. Just enable it.

Trick 2: Disable startup programs to make Windows 10 boot faster

When you install more desktop programs on Windows 10, many of them will add themselves to the startup process and automatically start each time you boot your PC, which will slow down the boot-up. Hence, you can disable those startup programs to make your Windows 10 PC boot faster.

Step 1: Open Task Manager. (Right click on the taskbar or press Ctrl + Alt + Shift keyboard shortcuts and then select Task Manager.)

Step 2: Click More details to display the full interface of Task Manager.

Click More details

Step 3: Select Startup tab. It displays all startup programs. Those programs whose "Startup impact" is Medium and High greatly slow down the startup speed. You can disable them to make your Windows 10 boot faster.

Disable startup programs

Trick 3: Uninstall unneeded apps to make Windows 10 boot faster

Most of programs and apps, once installed, add registry entries that slow down PC’s boot process. Hence, it’s necessary to uninstall those apps that you hardly use or need but still sit on your Windows 10.

Step 1: Access Control Panel.

Step 2: Click on Uninstall a program link. Then remove those unneeded programs/apps.

Uninstall a program

Tips: Learn more ways to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10.

The above are some common tricks to make Windows 10 boot faster. Of course, the reasons that cause your PC startup time to be slow can be various. For example, virus or malicious software hacked into your hard drive, your computer is in a low memory condition, and so on. Hence, it’s necessary to regularly perform virus killing and free up your disk space to make your Windows 10 perform better and start faster.