How can I speed up my PC startup time?

1. Disable startup programs: Many applications set themselves up to start automatically when you turn on your computer. You can quickly disable these programs in the Windows Task Manager by selecting them and clicking “End task.”

2. Defragment your hard drive: Over time, files can become scattered around your hard drive, which can lengthen the time it takes to startup. Use the built-in Disk Defragmenter program in Windows to organize these files and speed up your computer’s boot time.

3. Upgrade your RAM: If your computer is low on RAM, consider investing in more memory to speed up your startup time.

4. Disable Visual Effects: Visual effects, while pretty, can slow down your startup time. To disable them, go to the Performance Options menu in the System Properties panel.

5. Disable unused hardware: Any hardware that you’re not using should be disabled or unplugged from your PC. This could be an extra monitor, unused USB devices, etc. Having too many peripherals plugged in can slow down your startup time.