7 Tips to Speed Up Your Computer’s Boot Time

The most time consuming process of any computer is always the booting process . Many of my friends put their computer on standby just to avoid the time consuming booting . Here are some tweaks that I applied to my PC to reduce its booting time.

1. Filter Programs that runs at startup

Too many programs running at startup really degrade the booting performance . By cleaning out the unnecessary programs that launch at start up you can speed up booting process . From there you can disable the applications that you do not need at startup . I prefer disabling most the applications except the antivirus program .

2. Remove unnecessary fonts

Many fonts are loaded at the boot time . windows 7 loads around 200+ fonts at startup , if you’ve installed Microsoft Office. Chances are, you use very few of those fonts, so you can hide them to speed up that process. In Windows 7, open up the Fonts folder from the Start Menu’s search box, and check off all the fonts you don’t need. Then click the “Hide” button in the toolbar. This way, if you ever want them, you can bring them back, but Windows won’t load them at startup. Note that just removing a few fonts probably isn’t going to make a noticeable difference—you’ll probably need to get rid of a few hundred.

3. Use a static IP

When you first start up your computer, it spends a significant amount of time asking the network for an IP address. You can get rid of this process altogether by giving your computer a static IP address that never changes.Static IP can save a bit of time off your startup .You can contact your ISP to know your static IP.

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4. Disable unused Hardware

When your computer starts it loads a lot of hardware drivers , some of which you do not use at all like floppy drives , least used bluetooth devices etc .Right click on you My Computer icon and select properties from there go to device manager , from there you can right click on the device to disable it , you can use the same procedure to enable them.

5. Upgrade you RAM

Operating system like Windows 7 require more RAM . You can make your PC boot fast by having good amount of RAM . You can also use a seperate graphics memory to make you PC more faster.

6. Enable Quick Boot from BIOS

If you hold the DEL key when you start up your computer (or whatever key your BIOS tells you to enter setup), you can turn on the “Quick Boot” option and move your hard disk to the top of the boot priority list. The Quick Boot setting will turn off the tests your computer runs when it first turns on, and the boot priority tweak will tell your computer not to look for CDs, thumb drives, or other media when it first starts, which will get you booted into your OS quicker.

7. Keep your anti-virus program updated

Some malwares can make your computer really slow . To avoid such malwares use a good anti virus program and keep it up to date.


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