Reducing Windows Startup Time

Reducing Windows Startup Time

May 13, 2016 | (799) Views


If you've noticed that your machine is starting to boot a lot slower than it used to, then maybe it's time to take a few steps to help speed it back up. Usually if you have a lot of programs you switch between, then the chances of having to many start up programs causing your issue is pretty high. Starting with your Startup Services, we will check out and disable some of these programs from being used until you actually need them.

First, we need to bring up the System Configuration screen. To do that, go to your start bar and type in "System Configuration", and it should pop right up. If that doesn't work, you might have to go a longer route through your control panel option which should be in the start menu bar.

After you have the System Configuration brought up, you should be on the general tab by default. Click on the Startup Tab and follow those simple directions if it doesn't already load in your programs/applications.

Here you should see the start up impact listed as High, Medium, or Low. Try sorting by High priority first, and see if any of those programs/applications look familiar to you. Some things you're not going to want to disable. Such as any sort of keyboard or mouse applications, adobe acrobat or reader, or any sort of audio managers. If you're not sure about something, please Google it to make sure it's not vital to running your machine properly. But if you know you won't need a program at start up, like Photoshop, Skype, iTunes, etc., then feel free to right click and select the disable option. 

Don't worry though, the program will still run if you open any programs/applications that will need it. Doing this with all the options in the start up section should give you a bit of a speed boost with your machine. Granted, it won't fix every or all problems you might be having with a slow machine. For that, you can check out this post, or you can feel free to reach out and ask us for any more tips we have!

 

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