Speed Up PC Boot Time


We face many issues with a computer when its performance degrades, and we usually go for a system reboot at that time. It hardly takes a minute or two, but to the user, it seems like forever.

So here I bring you some hacks that can be applied to enhance your PC’s boot time.

Upgrade to the Latest Windows

If you are still working on the former versions of Windows, then you must upgrade to the latest one (Windows 10) to see the difference. One should switch to Windows 10 as when you compare the boot time; you will get to know the difference.

Overall, you will noticeably see remarkable changes in the performance, speed as well as the boot time.

Turn off Programs that run on Startup

It is one of the most tried and effective ways to improve the boot time and performance of a computer. There are many applications and Windows features which are not required when the machine starts up.

Thus, one can go for disabling them using the Task Manager-> Startup tab. In Windows 7, you can do the same by typing ‘msconfig’ in the Start menu and check the programs that consume system cycles at the time of restart.

Also, you can delay the Windows services that run when a computer boots. Simply go to the Start Menu, type services there and press the Enter key. Go for changing the properties by right-clicking on the services.

Registry Cleanup

One can use PC cleanup utilities to remove the junk and other registries of unused database entries. Such tools help to delete the extraneous files, cookies, index and log files, etc. which ultimately enhances the system boot time and its speed and performance.

Ccleaner is a good and recommended registry and system cleaner that scans the device automatically and determines the items that are not needed.

Modify the Boot Timeout

One can go for changing the default boot time that is set to 30 seconds, to a lower number (like 10 seconds) and see the results. Boot timeout impacts when Windows has to display an automatic menu to be seen by the user.

Your boot menu probably has a timeout value that is the amount of time it waits for the user to make a selection before it boots as per the set default value. This can be done via System Configuration-> Boot tab->Timeout box.

Keep an Updated Antivirus

It’s something that is not to be told, rather implemented. Your computer must have up-to-date and a good antivirus and launch it regularly to check for malware and other system issues.

If your PC has malware or spyware, certainly it will result in the machine’s lousy performance, and slow speed and ultimately affects its boot time as well.

Tweak the System BIOS

BIOS (basic input/output system) are set up to make things easy for you. When your computer starts up, by pressing the DEL key, you can turn on the ‘Quick Boot’ option and can adjust the settings by moving the hard drive to the top of the boot priority list.

This doesn’t allow your computer to look first for thumb drives, CDs or other media instead, executes the priority list first and helps you get booted into your Operating System quicker and faster.

So, get going and follow these faster-booting system tips to enhance the boot time of your PC and run it with an ease that too at a good pace.  

Happy Booting!