6 Most Powerful Tips to Speed up Windows 8 Boot Time

The era of Windows 8 has been already activated and users have started to search for solutions and tips to improve their Windows 8 experience. And one among the most searched concerns is ways or tips to improvise the Windows 8 boot time. Like always, Windows OS’s startup speed is disquiet for many users and when speaking on the part of Windows, they have always tried and have succeeded in improving the startup speed in each newer version.

Boost Up Windows 8 Booting Time

And so Windows 8 have a startup time which is much more or double than that of Windows 7. And if you are not yet satisfied with the speed, here are some tips to speed up your Windows 8 boot time.

Manage your startup Programs

 Huge list of Startup programs is always a reason for increased boot time, while installing new programs they may automatically opt to run or start when the system gets on. So we will have to find these hidden programs and services and need to disable, those are not essential for us, nor for the system.

Disable Unnecessary Enteries

To disable such programs or services, open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and from it select the Start up tab, now you can see a list of programs and services which run along with system startup. This Window will also display the startup impact of each program and you can disable which are not necessary, like the Google Drive, etc….

Turn On Fast Start-up

Turn on fast start up is a new feature that can be seen in Windows 8 which will enable us to have a speedy startup time. To activate this feature, open up your Control Panel and navigate to the Power Option, now select the option saying “Choose what the power buttons do”, from the subsequent page check the check box saying “Turn on Fast Start-up”.

Clean your startup folder

Cleaning the startup folder is an effective way to speed up the boot time. This can be done by navigating to the following location
 C:Users<username>AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup

Now find some program shortcuts which are not needed or not so essential and delete them and by doing this, the deleted program will be removed from startup list and will remain in your system and can be accessed manually.

Disable Startup Services

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There are many services which will run in background and are sometimes of no use. Hence, deleting these services will result in a flying booting. So let’s find some unnecessary services and get those disabled.  To do that,

Go to your Start icon and open the RUN box, enter services.msc and press enter.

Now a box with a list of applications will be opened, choose which all are not essential and disable by right clicking on them.

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Delete Temporary Files and Clear Buffer Memory

Deleting the temporary files like the ones stored by the internet browsers is a nice tip to speed up the boot. And to do that follow the steps below

Windows Temp FolderOpen the RUN box from Start or by pressing Win + R and type “%temp%” and hit Enter. Now select all the files from the window opened and delete them. Again open the Run box, type temp and press Enter and delete the files like above.  Yet again open the RUN box, type prefetch and click OK, and delete all files from the window that opens.

Now go to My Computer and select properties of the drive that contains the operating system by right clicking on it. And in the properties window, you can see an option named, Disk Cleanup, click on it and hit OK.

Now your system is clean from all the temporary files and all those buffer memory.

These are the top, simple, basic and effective five tips to speed up your Windows 8 boot time and I hope these will surely help you to see a speedy boot time with your Windows 8 operating system. Keep in mind that having an up to date version Windows and respective application will also support in owning an improved boot time.

Pause Unnecessary Services

One of the major factor that affects the Booting Time and Windows Start is the number of services that are running at background. Apart from those Visible Services that you’ve disabled from Start-Up, services like Media Player File Sharing, Printer Spooler services are of not necessary all the time.

So, its better to disable these type of services that are affecting Start-Up. For this, Press Win+R and on Run Dialogue box, write msconfig and press enter.

Msconfig

Move to “Services” Tab. Here, you can handpick services that are not necessary for your PC. Like, if you are not having printer connected with your system, its better to disable “Printer Spooler” service.

If you are quite unsure about Microsoft Services then Tick the checkbox saying “Hide All Microsoft Services”. Now you can see all Non-Microsoft Services and disable them.