3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 11 Boot
3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 11 Boot
Windows 11 already boots fast enough, but you can speed it up even more by using these 3 tips on how to speed up Windows 11 boot.
A slow booting PC is really annoying. This is frustrating and has a negative impact on the productivity of its users. While Windows 11 is a game changer in redefining its user experience, it can be a challenge if the PC takes a long time to boot up.
Fortunately, you can do a number of things to make your Windows 11 PC boot faster. From minor system setup tweaks to replacing an old, dusty hard drive, we're going to provide you with the most powerful Windows 11 boot speed tips.
1. Disable Startup Programs
When the PC boots up, the list of programs is configured to start automatically as soon as you enter via the lock screen. While some of these programs are essential to the functionality of the operating system, other third-party programs that you have downloaded may not be. Many startup programs can overload RAM and cause the PC to slow down during the boot process.
You can safely stop this program from starting automatically via the Task Manager. Here's how to disable startup programs in Windows 11:
Disable Startup Programs
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
2. Click the three-bar hamburger in the upper left corner to open the side menu and select Startup apps.
3. Sort the list by Status column by clicking the Status label.
4. From the Enabled programs list, select the one you want to disable, then click the Disable button.
2. Enable Fast Startup
Windows Fast Startup is a useful Windows 11 feature that does exactly what its name suggests, it helps your PC boot faster. Unfortunately, enabling Fast Startup mode can sometimes have unintended consequences.
To enable Fast Startup mode in Windows 11, you must complete the steps below:
Enable Fast Startup
1. First of all we need to make sure Hibernation mode is enabled on our Windows 11 system. To do so, right click on the Start menu and select Terminal (Admin).
2. In the Terminal window, type the command “Powercfg -h on” and press enter to activate Hibernation mode.
3. Launch Control Panel via the Start menu.
4. Navigate to System and Security > Power Options.
5. On the left sidebar menu, select Choose what the power button does.
6. Select Change settings that are currently available.
7. Under Shutdown settings, tick the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option.
8. Finally, select Save changes and restart your PC to see Fast Startup in action.
3. Hardware Upgrades
Hardware updates are one particular way to make your PC boot faster. An SSD and RAM upgrade can make your Windows 11 PC boot as fast as a new PC, which is relatively cheap (compared to a new PC).
SSDs are much faster than HDDs but can be a bit pricey. An SSD will ensure fast boot up and smoother overall system performance, so I highly recommend upgrading to an SSD (You may also consider replacing your laptop DVD drive with an SSD).
If an SSD seems a bit out of budget, you should at least upgrade the RAM. For systems currently running 4GB RAM, consider upgrading to at least 8GB RAM.
So those are some ways to speed up Windows 11 boot. Windows 11 is awesome but can have performance issues on older PCs. Admin recommends disabling unnecessary startup programs and activating Fast Startup mode. However, upgrading to an SSD is the best way to speed up the boot process. Alternatively, you can disable unnecessary Windows services to help your PC boot faster.
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