There is nothing like getting a brand new PC fresh out of the box, pressing the power button and having windows boot up so quickly and efficiently. However as time goes on and you start installing new programs such as Itunes and spotify and then you find yourself installing an antivirus. Further on, you may find that the quick booting PC you once had is now slow and takes forever to get going. Now there are plenty of programs out there that are pretty malicious and claim to speed up your PC performance… right? Unfortunately, most of these software have potentially threatening viruses attached. If your PC is running slow and you don’t have IT Support with Cloud BT, you may find it difficult to optimize your PC in order to speed it up.
In this article, I am going to show you how you can potentially halve the time it takes for your PC to boot up in less than 5 minutes.
When you install programs onto your computer, a majority of programs set themselves up by default to start up whenever you turn on the PC. At first you may find that this isn’t a problem, however, over time this may take a toll on your computers start up time. You may want to consider preventing unnecessary programs from starting up when you turn on your PC.
Now before I go on and explain to you how you can speed up your pc, I have to make sure to give you a small disclaimer.
Disclaimer: The following advice is under readers discretion, I nor CloudBT take responsibility for any damage or potential loss that you may incur from the following advice.
Step 1: Go To Start and Run
On windows XP you may find an option saying run, if you are on windows 7 you may want to type in run and enter.
Step 2: Type In MSconfig then Press Enter
This will open up the microsoft configuration utility.
Step 3: Go To Startup
Once you have the msconfig utility open, click on the startup tab
Step 4: Uncheck non essential programs
This is where you have to be careful, make sure you only un-check non-essential programs, do not untick everything as some of the items in the list will be applications that your operating system needs in order to function properly.
Step 5: Click Apply and OK
Once you have done this, you will be prompted to restart your PC. You can restart it immediately or choose to restart later.
Step 6: After Reboot
Upon rebooting you may find that a popup will appear called the system configuration utility, just tick the “Dont show this message or launch System configuration Utility When Windows Starts” and click OK.
And you are done! =) I hope this article has been informative for you =)