Improve Your Windows PC’s Boot Time in 4 Simple Steps

The more software you install on your computer, the slower it will be during start up. For those running Windows OS, the issue occurs because most software programs add themselves on the list of startup programs. This means that whenever you boot your computer, it must load all these programs before it is ready for use.


It is very simple to disable programs from starting up during the boot up process. However, do not remove antivirus or other security software from this list as they play a crucial role on your computer. Here are steps to follow if you want to disable some programs from starting up during boot up.


  • If your computer is running on Windows 7, hit the Windows button, type msconfig in the search area and hit enter. If you are running Windows 8, just press Windows key + Q, type start-up in the search box and hit enter.

Start Menu

  • Open the startup tab on the menu. Programs that appear with checked boxes are those that will start up with your operating system. In Windows 8 or 10, check for those marked as ‘enabled’.

start up menu


  • Uncheck those you do not want on this list, click on apply and then hit okay. In Windows 8 or 10, select the program and click on disable.

startup tab

  • Select ‘restart’ and wait for your computer to restart.

Restart Prompt

Windows OS should now take less time to start up on your computer.


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