How to Speed up and Improve Windows 10 Boot Time

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Your Windows PC boot-up speed might become slow over time. Well, even the high-end specs laptop suffers more often than not from this drawback. One option involves installing the OS in the SSD, but let’s admit it, it’s not within everyone’s reach. However, what definitely is within your reach is a few tweaks to your OS along the way. And in this guide, we will be giving out the instructions for just that. Today, we will be sharing three different methods to speed the Windows 10 boot time. Follow along. However, if your PC is continuously facing lag issues, here are the 5 best ways to speed up your Windows PC.

Method 1: Speed Windows 10 Boot by Disabling Start-Up Apps

You might not be knowing this, but there are many apps lined up to automatically start up at boot. These apps hogs a lot of memory and related resources. Therefore, it is recommended to disable these apps at startup to speed your Windows 10 boot uptime. But do keep one thing in mind. Never disable any system apps, as this might have undesirable consequences on your PC. Act only on those third-party apps and software of which you have full knowledge. With that said, here is how it could be done. Also, check out the steps to automatically delete junk files With Storage Sense in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Task Manager. There are many ways of doing so. One of them involves right-clicking on Taskbar and selecting the Task Manager option.
  2. Then from Task Manager, head over to the Startup tab. Within that, have a look at the Startup Impact. It will show High, Medium Low or Not Measured. While the first three are self-explanatory, the last option signifies that the OS is yet to ascertain the impact of that application.
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  3. Now to disable any of the apps, right-click on the app’s name and select Disable. You could also select the Disable option from the bottom right.

Once you disable certain apps, you will witness a significant increase in the boot-up time and speed of your Windows 10 PC. Let us now check out some of the other methods of doing so.

Method 2: Make sure Fast Startup is Enabled

Windows also has a fast startup option buried deep inside the OS. It is recommended to turn on this feature if it hasn’t been done yet. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel and click on Power Options.
  2. Now click on “Choose what the power button does” option from the left menu bar.
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  3. Next, click on “Change Settings that are currently unavailable“.change unavailable settings
  4. Make sure “Turn on Fast Startup” has been enabled. If not do it right away and you should definitely see boot time speed up on your Windows desktop or laptop.
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Method 3: Speed Windows 10 Boot using Registry Editor

Windows by default add a few moments of start-up delay. This is done to make sure that all the start-up apps get loaded before the PC gets booted up. This makes it easy for the user to start using these apps as soon as their PC starts. But if you are having only a limited number of apps or have disabled most of the start-up apps, then you do away with this boot-up delay. This will definitely speed up your Windows 10 boot time.

To try it out, you will have to change a value in the Registry Editor. It is advised to proceed with caution otherwise you could even make your PC unusable. In that case, Technastic or any of its members won’t be held responsible. With that said, here is how you could speed up your PC boot time via this Registry Editor hack.

  1. Open up Registry Editor from the Start menu.
  2. Now copy-paste the below location in the editor’s address bar:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  3. Next, right-click on Explorer folder, select New > Key and name it Serialize.
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  4. Select the Serialize folder, right-click in an empty space on the right-hand side and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this file as StartupDelayInMSec.
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  5. Open this StartupDelayInMSec file and replace 1 by 0 in the Value Data field. Click OK to confirm it.

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That’s it. Now restart your PC and you should hopefully notice some improvements in speed in Windows boot-up time. However, if you witness some start-up apps not functioning as expected, then it is recommended to revert back the change. To do so, right-click on the file and select Delete.

With that, we conclude this guide on how to speed up Windows 10 boot. Do let us know which of the three methods turned out to be most beneficial in your case.

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