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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, click System and Security, and then click 'Choose what power buttons do' under Power Options.

Choose what power buttons do

Step 2: Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.

change settings unavailable

Step 3: Locate the Shutdown settings section. Tick the checkbox next to Turn on fast startup (recommended) option, and then click ‘Save changes’. This helps make your Windows 10 PC 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 and select Task Manager, or press Ctrl + Shift + Esc.)

Step 2: If the Task Manager opens to a simple interface, showing your running apps, click More details in the lower-left corner to display the full interface of Task Manager.

click More details

Step 3: Select the 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.

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

Uninstall a program


The above are the most direct and effective tips to make Windows 10 boot faster. Of course, Windows startup speed is not only related to system settings but also has a lot to do with your computer’s hard drive. If you have taken all the above measures, but your Windows 10 still boots very slowly, you should check your hard drive type. If your computer currently uses a traditional HDD, consider upgrading it to an SSD, which will maximize the startup speed of your Windows 10. See How to Upgrade Hard Drive to SSD without Reinstalling Windows 10.

Finally, you need to know that some actions, such as disabling system services, cleaning up Windows registry, deleting temporary files and caches, will not actually offer a noticeable improvement on Windows boot speed. They can only help free up your disk space.