How to speed up your boot time in 10 seconds flat


After complaining to a friend that my start up time was getting a little too lengthy, he told me a quick little fix to clear up what Windows goes through when it starts up.

To quick your start time follow this process:

Click on Start —> Run.

In the field type “msconfig”. A dialog box will pop up and one of the tabs is “Start up”. Here you can uncheck and remove programs that run automatically when windows starts.

This is great for things like “iPod Helper” which automatically runs when you install iTunes.

4 Responses to “How to speed up your boot time in 10 seconds flat”

  1. Grant Says:

    *Quick note* Don’t uncheck things you have no clue what they are. Some process are needed for your computer to run properly.

    Also don’t mess with anything on the first five tabs unless you know what you are doing.


  2. Blanda Says:

    Of course, of course.

    Good observation.

  3. Grant Says:

    If you don’t know what something is and want to find out you can go here : and find out what it is/does.

    Also another note, the next time you restart your computer a dialog box will pop up telling you that you are running in selective startup mode. You might want to check the box to not show that in the future before you hit ok or it will pop up every time you start your computer.


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