Is your computer slow to start?

Nothing is more maddening than a slow PC.

When you have project deadlines or customer communications you need to crack on with, being able to access your device fast is essential. Try our below tips to speed up your start.

Fast Startup

It might seem too good to be true, but Windows has a Fast Startup you can test drive.

If it’s not already activated, open your PC’s control panel and edit your power options. Look for the “Turn on Fast Startup” to change your setting – but don’t forget to save the change to make it stick.

This helpful setting offers something in between hibernation and a total shutdown, and can help your PC start up faster.

Reduce startup programs

While some of the programs and apps that launch automatically when you start your device might be useful, many are unnecessary.

The more that are launching during startup, the slower your computer is likely to boot up. For better housekeeping and a swifter start, see what’s launching in your Task Manager. In the startup tab you can see each programme in use, and decide if you really require them. Any unnecessary apps can simply be unchecked to stop them impacting operations.

Adjusting the BIOS

Some PCs also provide a Fast Boot setting in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS).

Engaging the Fast Boot setting can bypass some initial tests PCs run when they first launch. The BIOS is accessible by pressing an assigned key during a reboot requested on the startup screen. Once accessed, you can see if your device has a Fast Boot setting and turn it on.

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