Do you want to reduce the boot time of your Windows 10 system? Reducing the boot time of the system means to reduce the time taken by the computer to load the operating system after the completion of power-on self-test (POST). As your computer gets older, its boot time will increase.
In this section, we will learn the methods to reduce boot time in Windows 10. Following are the methods using which you can use to reduce boot time in Windows 10 Operating system:
1. Disabling the Startup Programs
Now the question is, what are startup programs? Startup programs are the programs that get automatically started when the system boots up. So, the increasing numbers of startup program a slower the performance of your system. Many times we do not know about what sorts of programs are running in the background because we”ll not able to see that program in the System Tray.
Now you may be thinking of, what is system tray? It is available at the bottom right corner of your system, by which we come to know about some of the startup programs that are in the running state. Therefore, to remove unnecessary startup programs, so that your computer’s boot time may reduce, you have to configure it by “System Configuration Utility”. For step by step process, refer to How to disable startup programs in Windows 10.
2. Disable Windows Services
Windows services are one of the root causes in reducing the system’s performance that used to increase the time of starting or booting of your computer system. You can easily disable some of the Windows services which are of no use to you. But always keep in mind, do not stop the essential services which are required at the time of system startup. You can check step by step procedure in order to disable unwanted Windows Services.
3. Turning on Fast Start-Up
This is the most straight forward to reduce the boot time of your Windows 10 operating system. Under the Power Options, of Control Pannel you have can enable the fast start-up to fasten up your systems boot time.
Steps to Reduce Boot Time in Windows 10
Method 2 0f 3: Disable Windows Services
Step 1: In the ‘Search here’ box of Windows 10 type Run and then click on Run app.
Step 2: In the Run window, type “msconfig” and press “OK” to open the System Configuration.
Step 3: In System Configuration window, click on the “Services” tab, where you’ll find so many processes which are currently running on your system. From these services, you can disable the one which is not important for your computer system.
Step 4: Under the Services tab you have to first click on “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox which would hide all Microsoft services. Now you’ll find the process other than Microsoft services.
Step 5: Now Uncheck the services which you want to close or stop then click on Apply and after that press OK.
Don’t forget to restart your system in order to notice the change in the performance of the system.
Method 3 of 3: Turning on Fast Start-Up
Step 1: To change the power settings, first, type “Control Panel” in the Windows 10 ‘Search here’ box at the bottom left of your screen.
Step 2: Now under Control Panel, you may see “View by” field at the top right corner, set it to “Large Icons” as shown in the figure, then you would be able to find “Power Options” easily.
Step 3: Now you would easily find the Power Options in the Control Panel, click on it.
Step 4: Under the Power Options of Control Panel, navigate to System Settings and click on the link ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’.
Step 5: Now, in the Shutdown settings section, click on the checkbox ‘Turn on fast startup‘.
So, these are some of the methods to reduce the boot time of your system, you can explore other methods too. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading