A newly installed system reacts rapidly and gets up and running immediately. But after a few upgrades and fresh software installs, Windows seems to get progressively slower. To determine whether this is really a subjective perception, there are a few methods available.
To find the start timings and remove the system brakes, use the appropriate tools. Make sure you measure both before and after making system modifications. The effectiveness of the measures may then be observed.
Typically, Windows is still in the starting phase even if the desktop is visible. Frequently, the system is either not yet prepared for user input or responds to mouse clicks slowly or not at all. Windows startup time is determined by the applications that Windows launches automatically upon login. You should decrease the quantity of autostart apps in order to speed up the system.
It is especially unpleasant when Windows is updating and you simply want to fast check something on the web browser. By putting a temporary hold on the update installation, this may be avoided. Or you may use the network or a timer to boot up the computer. When you need it, it will then be prepared.
1.Find out the Windows start time
Windows logs the times it takes to start and stop the machine. By performing a right-click on the Start menu button and choosing Event Viewer, one may access the log. Navigate to Microsoft > Windows > Diagnostics-Performance > Operational under Application and Service Logs.
The sequence of events that Windows goes through when it starts and stops is displayed in the window’s center. Processes at launch are denoted by Event IDs 100–199; processes at shutdown are denoted by Event IDs 200–n. The time needed in milliseconds for IDs 100 and 200 is displayed in the section underneath Startup duration and Shutdown duration.You may find out more details about the impacted area by looking up the IDs 101 through 199. When you click on a notification, the name of the program that caused the delay and a brief explanation of the issue are displayed under General. Windows logs problems upon shutdown using IDs ranging from 201 to 299.
2. Switch off system brakes
Boot times may be found with the Bootracer utility. It also displays the duration needed by each autostart program. The program may be used to disable unnecessary time wasters.
Click Test > Finish Windows starting procedure in the tool, followed by Start test. Click on Yes to confirm the restart. As soon as the desktop appears once again, Boot Racer immediately shows a progress bar with the total number of seconds needed to finish the boot process in the lower right corner. The entire start time will then appear in a window that you may click.
You can see in the Boot Racer window how long it took for Windows to boot up and how long it took for the desktop to become usable. Next, click “Start test” and “Test without autostart programmes (Clear Boot Test)” to proceed. Now, if you click on the total time, the “Desktop” figure ought to be less. Select “Autostart programs.” The active autostart programs and their corresponding start times are now visible to you.
Programs that you do not require or that significantly slow down Windows starting should have their ticks removed.
3. Optimize Startup
The Task Manager, which you launch by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, is another place where you can see which apps Windows launches automatically. In Windows 10, choose the Startup apps tab by clicking on More info. To launch programs in Windows 11, choose Startup. The Startup effect columIn addition, the Task Manager displays the duration of Windows startup time following machine power-on, next to the Last BIOS time (available only in UEFI mode). By turning on Fast Boot or Quick Boot in the firmware/BIOS settings, you may reduce the time. By doing this, the hardware check is skipped in part, which might shorten the startup time.n shows the amount of Windows that an application uses. Using the context menu, an application may be deleted from Startup apps.
4. Automatic Windows logon
By default, Windows asks for a password upon login. You can probably go without the password if your computer is used only at home. Windows 10 and 11 require a registry modification to allow automatic login. To open regedit, press Win+R. Then, select OK to confirm. Proceed to the key
Take out the tick from in front of Before clicking “Apply,” users must input their password and user name. Next, type in both the password and user name for your local standard account twice. After that, click OK twice to launch Windows without prompting for a password. With a Microsoft account, automatic login is also functional. Use the email address you use to log in after the user name.
Advice: If Windows displays a full-screen notification on the desktop, such “Let us finish setting up your PC” or “Get even more out of Windows,” then automatic login is not very helpful.
5. Deactivate Windows updates
For the security of the system, regular upgrades are necessary. Particularly large upgrades might cause Windows to restart many times and take minutes to finish. W10Privacy is a simple tool that users may utilize to have greater control over updates.
Step 1: Choose the Portable Installation option in the tool’s setup wizard and provide the name of a folder without any spaces, such “C:\Tools\W10Privacy.” To find the file “PSWindowsUpdate.psd1” in the folder “C:\Tools\W10Privacy\PSWindowsUpdate,” unzip PS Windows Update into this folder.
Step 2: Type the following command line into Powershell and launch it as an administrator:
Step 3: administrator mode. Navigate to Extras > Windows updates (search/download/install) from the menu. After selecting the first four choices, press Set modified settings. By turning on a fictitious update server, the program prevents updates from downloading. Click on Start search for updates to download a specific update. In the event that updates are available, a window will show up where you may choose which updates to download and install.
To restore the standard update process, just uncheck the box next to “Fake WSUS server stored” and save the changes.