How to Fix the Slow Startup Problem after Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 was definitely the most awaited product of Microsoft, as 14 million people installed it on their devices within just 24 hours of its release. A large number of people have already started giving feedback about the latest operating system with most of them complaining about the slow startup faced after the upgrade. If you are facing a similar issue, then follow this guide to resolve the problem.

1. Run an Antivirus Software

Just like Windows, 7, 8, 8.1 and other versions of Windows operating system, Windows 10 is prone to viruses, which of course can affect its performance. If your device is taking extra time in getting started, then you must run a virus scan. Windows 10 comes with an antivirus program, but you may also try third-party antivirus software for better results.

2. Open Windows Task Manager

If your device is free of viruses, then it’s time to open the Windows Task Manager. Press Ctrl, Shift and Esc key simultaneously and click on the Startup tab. You will come across a list of processes. Disable every program that comes under High category in Startup impact rating except the essential programs like antivirus. You may close AMD and Nvidia driver services as they won’t affect the performance of graphics hardware.

3. Try Windows 10 Hybrid Startup and Shutdown Feature

Windows 10 has a new built in Hybrid Startup and Shutdown option that allows you to send your device into hibernation state. This will minimize the startup and shutdown time up to a great extent. You can activate this option by opening Control Panel either by giving voice command to Cortana or clicking on Power Option in Start Menu. Now go to “Choose What the Power Button Does” and press “Change Settings that are Currently Unavailable”. You will come across several options which were previously hidden. Check the box next to “Turn On Fast Startup” and save changes.

4. Change Default Settings

If the problem persists, then reboot Windows and press Windows key along with R immediately after the desktop appears. Enter services.msc in Run box and press the Enter key. Check the list to know which program takes extra time in launching. Right-click on that program, and then change its settings from “Default” to “Delayed Start”. Now save the changes and reboot your device.

Note: If the above solution doesn’t work for you, try getting in touch with Microsoft support.


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