Tips for Faster Windows Startup
By Bob Rankin
Lots of readers are curious if there’s anything they can do to make their computer get up and running faster. Sometimes it seems to take forever for the Windows 7 desktop to appear, and then the system runs slowly while the hard drive grinds away, running other startup tasks behind the scenes. Here are some tips to speed up the process…
How to Make Windows 7 Load Faster
There are many ways to shave seconds off Windows 7 startup times. Some methods are easy, safe, and quick. Others require fairly advanced knowledge of Windows and a bit of trial and error. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can waste more time than you will save over thousands of startups. Here are some of the faster fixes you can implement without getting too many electrons under your fingernails.
Begin with your computer’s BIOS setup utility. You can access it when your computer starts up by pressing a function key before Windows loads; typically, the F2 key is the one to press, but your BIOS may vary. A message will briefly appear on the screen during startup, indicating which key you should press to access the BIOS setup menu.