How to Make Computer Start Up Fast in Windows 10

This article describes steps one can take to make a computer start-up fast in Windows 10.

If your Windows 10 computer is not starting up quickly there may be a reason. When you turn on your PC, some programs start up automatically and run in the background. If there are many of these programs, your computer may boot slowly.

Software manufacturers often set up their programs to open in the background so they can open up quickly when you need to use them.

This is helpful for programs you use a lot. However, for those that you don’t use regularly, you can disable them so they don’t slow down the time it takes for Windows to start.

One quick way to find out some of the programs that start up automatically is by looking at the notification area. If there are lots of icons there, then it means, a lot of applications are starting up automatically.


Disable Startup Programs

To stop some programs from starting up automatically, press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on your keyboard to open Task Manager

Then in Task Manager, click More Details in the lower-left corner, then select the Startup tab.

To stop a program from starting automatically, select the program, then select Disable.

If you have questions about a specific app or program, see the program’s support page for more info. Restart your PC. Do what you were doing before to see if you’re still seeing the same performance problems.

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This is how to disable programs that are starting up automatically on Windows 10 computers.

If you disable some of these programs and your computer is still starting up slowly, then you might want to run antivirus or anti-malware software to scan your computer.

Viruses tend to slow down your computer in a big way.

This is how to stop programs from starting up automatically.