PC Boots Slowly In Windows, How To Make It Faster?

If your computer is slow to start, it may be damaged by malware or have too many startup programs. or you may have a hardware or software problem.

Some Windows have very impressive startup times, but sometimes the startup time can be too long.

Fortunately, there are several ways to fix Window’s slow startup times. I’ll guide you on how to do it step by step:

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[1] – Change Your Power Settings

Windows “Power Plans” slow down my PC. This plan slows down your PC performance to save energy.

Changing the power plan from “Energy Saving” to “High Performance” or “Balanced” will immediately improve performance.

To change the power mode:

  • Select Start.
  • Settings.
  • System.
  • Power & battery.

[2] – Shut Off Windows Tips And Tricks

When you’re using your Windows PC, Windows keeps tabs on your activities and offers guidance on things you might want to do with the operating system. In my experience, I have rarely found these “tips” helpful.

I also don’t like the privacy implications of Windows constantly looking over your shoulder virtually. When Windows sees what you’re doing and offers advice, it can also slow down your PC. So, if you want to speed things up, tell Windows to stop giving you advice.

To turn off Windows tips and tricks:

  • On the Settings screen, navigate to System
  • Select Notifications & Actions in the left pane.
  • Scroll down the list of options on the right until you see a toggle labeled Get tips, tricks, and suggestions for using Windows.
  • Switch the switch to Off to disable notification-based alerts.

[3] – Use OneDrive Files On-Demand

Some users may not want to stop One Drive syncing. It defeats the purpose of making sure your device has the latest files. It also means you can’t use One Drive to back up your files.

But there are ways to get the best of both worlds. You can keep syncing idle and only do it when absolutely necessary.

Accelerate performance by taking full advantage of One Drive offerings.

  • Right-click the One Drive icon on the right side of the taskbar and select Settings.
  • Then, in the dialog that appears, click on the Settings tab. Check the box next to Files on Demand.
  • Then click on the One Drive icon and select Open folder.
  • One Drive will appear in the File Explorer window. Right-click the folder that only stores files in the cloud, but not on your PC.
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[4] – Use ReadyBoost To Speed Up Disk Caching

Windows periodically saves data to your hard drive and restores it from there when needed. If you’re using a traditional hard drive instead of an SSD, there are tricks to speed up caching.

One way is to use the Windows ReadyBoost feature. This tells Windows to cache data on the USB flash drive, which is faster than the hard drive.

Quickly retrieving data from this cache makes Windows faster. While using your computer, hard drive activity may increase when ReadyBoost begins to fill the cache of files.

NOTE: Depending on how often you use your PC, it may take several days for the cache to fill up and reach maximum performance.

You can do this by:

When you connect a USB drive to your computer and turn on ReadyBoost, Windows saves SuperFetch data to your USB drive, freeing up system memory.

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[5] – Stop OneDrive From Syncing

Microsoft’s cloud-based OneDrive file storage built into Windows keeps your files synced and up-to-date across all your PCs, by constantly syncing files between your PC and cloud storage, which can also slow down your PC.

For this reason, one way to speed up your PC is to stop syncing. However, before turning it off permanently, you should check if it is really slowing down your PC.

You can do this by:

  • Settings.
  • Account.
  • Find Folder.
  • Click Stop.

[6] – Disable Programs That Run On Startup

Start by launching Task Manager: press Ctrl-Shift-Esc, right-click in the lower right corner of your screen and select Task Manager, or type task manager in the Windows 10 search box and press on Enter.

If Task Manager launches as a light application without tabs, click More details at the bottom of the screen.

To prevent a program or service from starting on startup, right-click it and choose Disable.

NOTE: This does not completely disable the program; it just prevents it from starting on boot; You can still run the app after launching it.

If you decide later that you want it to start on startup, you can return to this section of Task Manager, right-click the app, and select Enable.”

[7] – Clean Out Your Hard Disk

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select System.
  • Then Storage
  • Slide the switch from Off to On at the top of the screen.

When you do this, Windows constantly monitors your PC and deletes old junk files that you no longer need, temporary files, files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in a month, and old files in the Recycle Bin.

You can also have Storage Sense delete files from your Downloads folder based on how long they’ve been there and how long it waits before automatically deleting files from the Trash.

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[8] – Turn Off Search Indexing

Windows indexes your hard drive in the background, allowing you to browse your PC faster than if indexing hadn’t taken place. But slower PCs using indexing may experience a performance hit, and you can give them a boost by disabling indexing.

To do this:

  • Type “services.msc” in the Windows search box and press Enter.
  • The Services application is displayed.
  • In the list of services, scroll down to Indexing Service or Windows Search.
  • Double-click it and click Stop on the screen that appears.
  • Then restart your computer.

Hope applying some or all of these fixes worked for you. Slow boot times are a real pain, but luckily you have ways to counter them.   


In general, to speed up the Windows startup process, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

One of them is to check if the device specifications are suitable for running the system. Be aware that under certain conditions, lower device specifications can slow down the Windows startup process.

Therefore, hardware like RAM, hard drive, etc., it should be extended to VGA. Here’s a quick review of why and how to speed up Windows 10, 8, and 7 startup.

Hopefully, by trying some of the tips above, you’ll be able to fix your slow startup problem.

Firas Sameer

This is me Firas Sameer the founder of Dealing With Windows, I am a computer and telecommunication engineer with over 14 years of experience, I love helping people and I love spending some of my free time posting useful articles for free about Microsoft windows.

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