In this fast paced era, you might be thinking of how to reduce the boot time of your PC? It is but obvious to think so, as it is really irritating when you are in a hurry and your system takes a long time to startup. Actually, it’s not the system’s fault, the older the computer system is, the longer time it will take to boot.
The thing is you need to take care of this critical issue, as it devours huge amount of time, you can do so by following any of the two methods as explained below. This article will teach you how to reduce boot time of Windows 7:
1. Eliminating the Startup Programs
Do you know what startup programs are? Well, if not, here’s what I am going to discuss. Startup program are those which gets automatically started at the time your system boots, that results into slowing down your system’s performance. Many a times we do not know about what sort of programs are running in the background, you”ll not able to see that program in the System Tray.
Now you may be thinking, what is the 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 the unnecessary startup programs, in order to reduce the system’s boot time, you have to configure it by “System Configuration Utility”.
For step by step process, refer how to remove startup programs in windows 7.
2. Setting Power to High Performance
It is quite handy to do so, you can set your battery power to high performance. It may lead to high consumption of system’s battery, but surely reduces the boot time. High Performance option is that’s why available to make your system performance better and reliable.
Steps to Reduce Boot Time of Windows 7
Method 1 of 2
Step 1: Go to “start”, and type “msconfig” in the search bar, once you find the “msconfig.exe”, click on it to open the System Configuration.
Step 2: Select the “Services” available at the top.
Step 3: At first, check mark on “Hide all Microsoft services” to avoid the disabling of the Microsoft services, that are required to run at the boot time. Choose the services that are of no use, and once the changes have been made, click on OK.
Remember to restart your computer, so as to check the performance of the system.
Method 2 of 2
Step 1: To change the power settings, you need to go to “start” button and then click on “Control Panel” or directly from the shortcut, if available on your desktop.
Step 2: On the Control Panel, at the top right corner you may see the option “View by” set it to “Large icons” then you would be able to find “Power Options” easily. Click on it.
Step 3: Click on an arrow besides “Show additional options”.
Step 4: Here you”ll get “High Performance”, if not already set. Choose it, additionally you can change the settings by clicking on “Change Plan Settings”.
Step 5: You can change the “Turn off the display” time, if your system is idle and can also configure “Put the computer to sleep” settings.
After making the desirable changes click on “Save Changes” to apply.
These important tweaks can also be applied in Windows XP as well as in Windows Vista.