13 Ways to Speed Up Windows Boot Times
By Stephan Stemmett / Aseem Kishore
Every day millions of Windows machines are booted up and everyday millions of people sit idly by waiting for Windows to load onto the desktop.
The amount of time wasted can probably be measured in weeks considering how slow most Windows PCs boot up! Luckily, there are a lot of steps you can take to speed your computer’s boot time.
In this article, we're going to mention 14 simple ways we use to speed up PCs and hopefully you’ll find that they work for you aswell.
1. Free Up Disk Space
One thing we do on computers running slow is clean up the disk space. There are aspects of Windows that use up quite a bit of disk space like the recycle bin, system restore, hibernation file, backed up service-pack files, WinSxS folder, temp directories, etc.
On top of that, you might have a lot of data lying on your hard that you might be able to move to an external hard drive or delete, I.e. Duplicates of files, Old Irrelevant document & Backups, etc.
Take the time to clean up files on your computer at least once a month.
2. Disable Visual Effects