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Windows PC starts slowly - what to do?


There are various reasons why the system startup in Windows 10 could take longer. In the following we have put together some problem areas for you, which you can check. So maybe you can speed up the start.

Check hardware

Sometimes the problem is not with the software of your computer, but with the hardware instead. It can happen that your computer starts up very slowly because it does not have enough memory. Modern computers should have at least 4 GB of RAM, preferably even 8 GB. Even more memory is of course better and faster, but not necessary for normal computer users. Use this post to find out how much memory your computer has. If this is below the values ​​just mentioned, it is time for a hardware upgrade. It can also help if the Windows system is installed on an SSD hard drive. This starts faster than an HDD hard drive. We will explain the exact difference between SSD and HDD hard drives in this article. If your Windows was previously installed on an HDD hard drive, it might be worth buying a new hard drive. Don't worry: Normally, several hard drives can be built into one computer. You can continue to use your old HDD hard drive. Here you can find more information about installing a second hard drive.

Check programs and autostart

Having a lot of programs installed on your hard drive can slow down your computer. This is especially true if some programs start directly when Windows starts up. You should therefore take a look at which programs you generally need on your computer by pressing [Windows] + [R]. Then enter "appwiz.cpl"(without quotation marks). By printing the [Enter key or a click on "OK"you will then get to the overview of all installed apps and programs. Here you can select a program that is no longer required and click on"Uninstall"from your computer. More detailed instructions on uninstalling apps and programs and Windows 10 can be found here.

By the way:There are also various PC cleaning tools available. You can find an overview of the most popular and best software here.

As just described, useful programs can also make the PC slow if they open when Windows starts. Your so-called "Autostart"But you can also tidy up. To do this, click with the right mouse button at the bottom of the taskbar and select"Task manager". This opens in a new window. There you select the tab"Autostart"and you can see which programs start when your system starts up. Here you can select a program and click on"Deactivate"from the autostart. This can cause your computer to start up significantly faster. You can find more tips on autostart under Windows 10 here.

Check for updates

Automatic updates can be quite a problem, especially with Windows computers. It doesn't matter whether it's Windows updates or updates to your anti-virus software. Start-up problems can occur, especially in connection with a slow Internet connection. Your computer may then have started up completely, but cannot be used because the update takes up all of the RAM. In this case, you should turn off automatic updates. You can find out more about switching off automatic updates in Windows in this article. General information about Windows updates can be found at "Settings" and then "Updates & security".

Make Windows faster by making adjustments


Using Windows standard tools, you can perhaps speed up the start of your computer a little more. The first option is defragmentation. To do this, in Windows Explorer in the view "This pc"Right click on your hard drive. There select"properties". In the properties you will find"Tools"below the option to"Optimize". This starts an optimization and defragmentation process. Defragmentation ensures that files that have been widely distributed are merged again as a file block. Windows is quasi cleaned up. This ensures that individual processes do not take as long as all data is neatly sorted.

The other tool to get started faster is optimizing the Windows interface. This ensures that Windows uses less graphic effects. Via the buttons [Windows] + [R] you can open the Run menu. Here you have to "Sysdm.cpl"Enter". A new window will now open. In the "tab"Extended"can you at"power" on "Settings"click. Select" up there "Adjust for best performance"and click"OK". Now graphic effects such as animations are deactivated under Windows. This ensures that your computer is generally faster. This of course also affects the start.