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By Sanchiit Podaar
If you’re reading this, your old PC is probably starting up real slow. If you find yourself waiting for over 3-4 minutes before your desktop or laptop boots – despite a good processor – here’s the fix. (That is of course after we’ve ruled out any viruses.) This article will help you speed up your PC boot time by approximately 25-40%.

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

Step 1: Press ALT+CTRL+DELETE. Then click on Task Manager. This will open up the following window.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Startup’ tab. Now, you will see a list of processes.

How To Speed Up Boot Time Windows

Step 3: Recognize the softwares or apps you don’t want auto-activated as soon as you start your machine – for example Skype or the Facebook app.

How To Speed Up Boot Time Windows

Step 4: Now right click on particular softwares and click ‘Disable’. These apps will no longer auto-activate with your PC. Now, you can launch them from your desktop or the Start menu.


For Windows XP, Vista and 7

Step 1: Click on the ‘Start’ button. Then, click ‘Run’.

Step 2: Once the Run window opens, type in “msconfig.exe”. Click ‘OK’.

How To Speed Up Boot Time Windows


Step 3: On clicking ‘OK’, the following window will open.


How To Speed Up Boot Time Windows


Step 4: Select the ‘Normal Startup’ option and then recognize the processes you don’t need auto-activated with your PC boot. Untick them and click ‘OK’. Like here I have unselected the Nokia PC Suite.


How To Speed Up Boot Time Windows



Do not disable or untick processes that you don’t know about. It could lead to software failures. ONLY disable/untick those apps or softwares that you can turn on manually later, for example – Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook, Chrome, iTunes, VLC, uTorrent, etc.