Last Updated on April 1, 2023 by Rizwan
If your PC is taking very long to boot up then it might be possible that you have a lot of programs starting up when you turn on your computer. In order to get this fixed, right-click on the Start button and click Task Manager. Click the Startup tab and view the list of programs that start with the computer, if there’s any program that shouldn’t be in that list, then disable it.
When the computer starts up, before the operating system loads, the boot menu is displayed for some time, you can change the boot menu time out and reduce it in order to make your PC work faster. To do this, right-click on the Start button and click Control Panel. Go to System > Advanced system settings, and, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Next to Time to display a list of operating systems: change the value from 30 seconds to 10 seconds and click OK.
Windows 10 usually gives tips on how to get the most of the OS, this might affect the efficiency of your Windows. go to Start > Settings > System > Notifications & actions and toggle off Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.
Free up space on your hard drive and improve the efficiency of Windows 10 by searching for disk cleanup, running it and clicking the button labeled Clean up system files.
- Get rid of all the unnecessary apps which your PC came pre-installed with. Right-click the Start menu, choose Control Panel and under the Programs header, click Uninstall a program. Peruse the list from time to time and select the programs you no longer need and click Uninstall at the top of the list.
- Avoid using power saver plan, even if it is needed. Sometimes the desktop will feature a power saver option but that’s of no use ‘except’ it conserves the battery life. Make sure that you use a high performance or a balanced plan. To ensure this Open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound > Power Options to see which power plan you are currently using.
- Restarting your PC might make it work faster as it clears all the background running programs and the processes which might be consuming a lot of resources. restarting your PC is the only way to fully clear the memory and shutdown processes.
- Using the troubleshooter may help you in many ways. Microsoft has developed this decent and sophisticated help center that can tell you the exact reason behind your PC being sluggish. More precisely, what you’ll need to do is head to the search bar and look up Run Maintenance Tasks. This will identify all of the surplus shortcuts and data that you don’t use in your day to day activities and get rid of them.