How To Reduce Boot Time In Windows 10/8

How To Reduce Boot Time In Windows 10

A slow booting time is realy irritating. Windows 10 is very fast in booting. but, if your pc booting time is very slow then, Windows has some features to make it fast. In this article, I’m going to tell you how to speed up Windows 10 boot time. 

There are several methods available which you can use to apply it to make windows 10 boot faster. A speed booting depends on several factors which we need to consider.

Some factors depend on the pc hardware configuration where other are depends on software misconfiguration. If we have, perfect hardware for our pc and, our system settings are perfectly configured then, surely it will increase the windows 10 boot time.

How To Speed Up Windows 10 Boot-Time 

I am also facing this issue on my pc. After doing some changes now, my pc boot time is approximately under 16 sec. 

So, let’s see how we can apply these settings to get a faster boot time.

BIOS Settings For Fast Booting

If your system BIOS settings are not well optimized then, it will slow down your pc booting speed. When a PC turns on, BIOS will check all the components and verify before successful boot. But you can disable this checking step and enable a quick boot. 

  • Restart and press the “DEL” key for entering BIOS
  • Navigate to the Boot Menu option
  • Select your first boot device priority to your “Hard disk
select first boot device priority in bios

This setting will speed up your booting sequence.

Turn on Fast Startup On Windows 10 

Windows 8, 10 has a feature called “Fast startup”. It will help start your pc faster after shutdown. You can enable it from the control panel. Let’s see step by step process for how to enable fast startup mode in Windows 10 and 8.

  • Go to search type “power plan
  • Click on “chose a power plan
  • Click on “Choose what the power buttons do
  • Click on “change settings that are currently unavailable
  • Tick on “turn on fast startup” and click on “save changes
this is the windows 10 power option
select option to enter in power plan in control panel
turn on fast startup option in control panel

That’s it restart your pc and see the difference.

Remove Unnecessary Startup Items

We always install software on our pc. When we install some software, it will set itself to launch automatically when the system boots up. But we can disable that software by going to the task manager. 

When the number of startup programs increases, it will also increase the windows boot load time. So we need to disable all the unnecessary programs from the startup option.

To remove startup items, follow the below steps. 

  • Right-click on the taskbar and click on “Task Manager
  • Click on “Startup
  • Right-click on the particular app you want to disable and click on “Disable
option for go to task manager
click to disable startup app from the task manager

Now it will disable all the selected app from the startup launch. Restart the pc to experience the result.

Install An SSD For Make Booting Faster

As you know, a Solid State Drive (SSD) is very fast as compared to the normal Hard Disk. It will boost the performance of your pc dramatically. 

SSD is an integrated circuit and HDD is platter-based. Where the platter is spinning all the time to read and write the data. This process is slow down the data read-write process.

SSD has the latest technology data-reduction ratio (DRR). So, It will make a very fast data transfer speed. You can simply install an SSD on your Pc and experience the blazing fast speed. 

ssd for desktop computer

Reduce Booting Menu Option Time

This is an option showing whenever you boot your pc. The system default boot menu time-out is 30 seconds. This is an option where you can choose some advanced boot options just before the system boots up.

Simply, you can decrease the boot menu display time-out option, to make the boot faster. To do this follow the below steps.

  • Search “Advanced system settings
  • Under the “advanced” tab click on “settings
  • Reduce your Time and click on ok.
advance system settings option
startup and recovery option in system properties settings
system startup time selection menu

It will reduce the startup boot option display time, and make booting even faster.

Remove Virus and Bloatware

Many times viruses and malware create booting problems by affecting the system files. Because viruses have the power to modify any file. A virus can affect any files and get corrupted. 

So, make sure to install an original antivirus on your pc to protect from viruses. You can use any antivirus. There are many good antiviruses available on the market. Including Quickhel, K7, Kaspersky, Norton, Bitdefender, ESET, McAfee, and many more.


You can use these above tips to reduce boot time on Windows 10/8 PC. You can apply all these settings.

But, if you just install an SSD and enable the fast startup option, you can see a very good result instantly. 

Friends, I hope this article will help you a lot. If you have any doubts, kindly comment below. For more Windows tips bookmark our blog to get new post update.

Some FAQ’s

Does RAM Upgradation Help In Fast Booting?

Yes, insufficient RAM can create problem in slow booting.

Which Is The Best Antivirus For PC?

Usually I recommended to use Quick Heal, K7 or Kaspersky to get best protection from viruses.

Is It Safe To Use Fast Startup Feature?

Yes, its totally safe. It is a advance features in Windows Operating System.

Does This Fast Startup Methods Working On Windows 8 or 7?

Yes, these methods will work on Windows 8 and 7 also.

Does SSD Really Help In Fast Boot?

Yes, 100% it can improve your windows boot time speed.

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