How to fix Windows 10 slow boot

The longer you have been using your PC or laptop, the slower it will become as more programs are installed and files fill up your hard drive. In most cases you won\’t need to reinstall Windows as one of the following tips should get your computer booting up quickly again.

Method 1. Stop all those apps loading at startup

When you install new apps, many add themselves to the Startup list, which means Windows has to launch them, or at least part of them, each time it boots up. 

Add these all up and it can take ages before your laptop or PC displays the Windows login screen.

Some of these apps do need to be in that list, especially services such as OneDrive, Google Drive, or anti-virus packages. It\’s convenient and – for some apps – essential. 

Fortunately, it\’s fairly easy to stop those apps from loading. Press CTRL+SHIFT +ESC together and Task Manager will appear.

If this is the first time you’ve used it you’ll need to click the \’More details\’ option at the bottom of the window. Now you should see a list of all the programs running on your system.

how to fix windows 10 slow boot

Choose the former if you want your data left in place, or the latter for a completely fresh version of Windows 10.

Your PC will now reinstall Windows and hopefully leave you with a much faster boot time when it’s finished.

Method 5. Install an SSD

If all the software avenues have been explored then the final consideration is hardware. Replacing your old hard drive with a new superfast SSD is a sure way to grant huge speed boosts on older machines.

So if you’re not frightened of opening up your machine, here\’s how to install an SSD in your PC.

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