If you’re on an older computer -- or just looking to speed up your current machine -- knowing the time it takes Windows 10 programs to load fully at startup makes a world of difference. Once you know the processes slowing you down, you can remove those programs from startup for faster boots and reboots.
1. Open Windows Task Manager by right clicking the Task Bar and selecting Task Manager.
2. Choose the Startup tab from the top menu.
3. Right click on any of the four default tabs -- Name, Publisher, Status, or Startup impact -- and select CPU at startup.
4. Click the CPU at startup tab to order the processes by which take the longest.
From here, you can remove startup processes that use a lot of resources. Chrome and OneDrive are among the worst offenders.
Windows 10 Performance and Productivity
- Best Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
- MIrror Your Screen to a TV or Monitor
- Speed Windows 10 Boot Time
- Get Superfast Mouse, Touchpad Speeds
- Calibrate Your Monitor
- Activate 'God Mode'
- Defragment Your Hard Drive
- Measure the Time it Takes for Apps to Load at Boot
- Use Maximum CPU Power
- Enable Swipe to Delete in Email
- Copy and Paste at the Command Prompt
- Record Video of an App
- Use Offline Maps
- Get the Full Layout in Windows 10’s Touch Keyboard
- Create a .Reg File for Easy Registry Hacks
- Record PC Gameplay on the Xbox App
- Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10
- Uninstall Windows 10 and Roll Back to 7 or 8
- Enable the Linux Bash Shell
- Generate a Detailed Battery Report
- Turn a PC into a Wireless Display
- Open Folders in the Taskbar
- Open Sites in the Taskbar
- Import Gmail Contacts
- Get Android Notifications
- Use Multiple Desktops
- Use Eye Control
- Use the Timeline Feature to Resume a Task
- Send Web Pages from Phone to PC
- All Windows 10 Tips
- Increase your Battery Life