Monday, February 4, 2013

How To Increase Windows Boot And Start-up Time

It is clear nobody wants an operating system  that is sluggish at booting and starting up. The time it takes any  system to load necessary system files depends on several factors. They range from the condition of the  processor through the random access memory to the hard disk drive.  There are two processes which are often overlooked when trying to fix the slow nature of an operating system boot-up. They are the boot and the start-up processes. These two formidable parts of Windows operating system have to be encountered and passed before you are finally taken to your desktop.

While it's necessary to have fast booting operation it doesn't make any different if the system has to load too many programs at start-up thereby reducing the amount of time it could have taken the system to boot up. When something of this nature happens there are steps which need to be taken in bringing back the computer to start up at the normal time required according to its capacity to function.

If you are having any doubt about the booting and start-up of your system this step-by-step information will be of great help in forestalling the problem.

Image of Windows Key + R of a keyboard

STEP 1: Press Windows key + R to open 'Run'.

Image of Run dialogue 

STEP 2: Type  msconfig  into the run bar of the dialogue (it is like the browser of your internet explorer) and click 'OK'.

Image of System Configuration

STEP 3: At  'System Configuration' click 'Boot' to select it.

Image showing Timeout at System Configuration

STEP 4: Click on 'Timeout', it is to the  midway of  your system configuration dialogue  and reduce the number from 30 to half or little lower.

Image showing Startup at System Configuration

STEP 5: Click 'Startup' tab and disable programs which are not system programs or needed at startup. In Windows 8 click 'Open TaskManager' to open the Task Manager. 

Image of Task Manager in Windows 8

STEP 6: At 'Task Manager' select programs you don't want at startup, right-click on them and select 'Disable' or click disable tab below the dialogue and close it.

Image of System Configuration showing OK

STEP 7: Click 'OK' at the 'System Configuration'. 

Image of System Configuration  showing  Restart and Exit without restart 

STEP 8: Next click 'Restart' to restart your system.