Windows start-up and booting issues and how to fix them

There are three easy things you can do to improve your Windows boot-up speed. 

  1. Switch from Windows 7 to Windows 8
  2. Buy SSD drive and install to you PC
  3. Use boot-up program delayer software: This is the short-term solution as the first two take more time. Here are more details: 

Firstly, measure how many seconds it takes for your Windows to boot and compare to the general benchmarks below.  If you have Windows 7 and it boots at around 38 seconds, that is normal; if you want faster boot up, then you need to switch to Windows 8 as the boot-up speed is about twice as fast.

windows 7 vs. 8 boot-up

If you boot-up time is over 1 minute or if you want to bring down you time to as short as possible, best thing you can do is to install a solid state drive. You can always delete some of the programs or large files to free up your hard disk. However, this takes time since you have to prioritize your files importance and in the end have to delete some stuff. And the other problem is if you disable a program in the msconfig that might be an important program such as an anti-virus program that usually starts when you boot your computer.

If you don’t want to invest in an SSD solid state drive, the faster and more stable way to increase your boot-up speed is to use a start-up delayer program that would delay the start of some of the programs. We have looked at the free options and we recommend Quick Start-up. It is safe to use and does not come with other programs such as the ones that change your browser. We all know those annoying things that come with third party software downloads. But this one is simple, free and uncluttered! Just delay all the programs 30 seconds that seem not critical for your first 30 seconds!

Here’s a snap shot from Quick Start-up program and how I disabled or delayed start-up programs

Quick Start-up