Hp slow startup: how to fix hp laptop taking forever to boot windows 10/8/7

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Does Windows take a long time lớn boot up? Here are a few things you can do to make the startup process on your computer a little quicker.

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Windows has a feature called Fast Startup that does exactly what it sounds like, and this is an obvious first stop in your quest. Essentially, this is a sort of halfway mode between hibernating và shutting down. It won"t save your open applications, like hibernation will, but the under-the-hood OS will go into hibernation mode, helping you start up with a clean state faster.

Rebooting is unaffected, though, so if you run into problems with Windows Update or getting into your BIOS, you may have to restart your PC khổng lồ perform those tasks rather than shutting down. This may be enabled by mặc định on many machines, but if you ever turned it off—or if it wasn"t enabled on the desktop you built yourself—you can flip the switch pretty easily.

Open Control Panel và choose Power Options > Choose what the power buttons do. You should see a checkbox next khổng lồ Turn on fast startup in the các mục of options.If it"s grayed out, you"ll need khổng lồ click the Change settings that are currently unavailable links at the vị trí cao nhất of that window first, then turn on the Fast Startup feature. Be sure lớn click Save changes when finished.

Adjust Your UEFI/BIOS Settings

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Some computers have a Fast Boot setting in the BIOS. Unlike Fast Startup in Windows, the Fast Boot setting (or whatever it"s called on your motherboard) bypasses some of the initial tests your computer runs when it first starts up. If you"re overclocking, or otherwise need regular access to the BIOS, you might want to leave this off, but most people could benefit from turning it on if it isn"t already.

Reboot your computer, press Delete khổng lồ enter the BIOS setup (or another key, if prompted), and search for any fast boot settings in the menu. Some folks also recommend changing your Boot Order Priority (making sure your hard disk is at the đứng đầu of the list, rather than a DVD drive or network boot), but I"ve never found this to move the needle much.

Every motherboard is different, so poke around your UEFI/BIOS settings khổng lồ see if there are any other features you can enable or disable to speed up the boot process—your motherboard or PC manual may point you in the right direction.

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Cut Down on Startup Programs

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The more programs you have set to lớn launch at startup, the longer your computer will take to lớn get into a usable state when you boot it up. Some of your startup programs may be necessary lớn have running all the time, but plenty probably are not.

To see what launches at startup, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc lớn bring up the Task Manager. Click More details along the bottom, then head khổng lồ the Startup tab. You will be presented with a danh mục of programs that start with your computer, along with Windows" estimate of how much it impacts your boot time.

You will also see a "Last BIOS Time" in the upper-right corner—that tells you how long your BIOS takes khổng lồ hand off control to lớn Windows, so if this number is more than a few seconds, you might want to take another look at the BIOS settings as described above. In some cases, you might just have a slow motherboard like I do.

If you see a program in this các mục you don"t need at startup—especially if it has a high startup impact—head into that program"s settings và uncheck the option lớn launch it with Windows. (Dropbox, for example, is worth the startup impact since you want it running all the time—but the Epic Games Launcher probably doesn"t need khổng lồ launch with your PC.)

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If you don"t see an option in that program"s startup settings, you can disable it from this Task Manager window to prevent it from launching at boot. You can also mở cửa Settings > Apps > Startup và turn off anything you don’t want to xuất hiện at startup.

Open tệp tin Explorer & type %APPDATA%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup into the address bar to access your Startup folder. Any shortcuts added here will automatically launch at boot—so if there"s something here you don"t want launching, just delete it from the folder.

Finally, if you see any programs through this process that you don"t need at all, go ahead và uninstall them entirely—and it never hurts to run a malware scan while you"re at it. Bad actors running in the background can definitely slow down your boot process.

Let Windows Updates Run During Downtime

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When Windows updates, it has to take time lớn install those updates when you shut down—and, often, when you boot back up. If you"re tired of your computer "Getting Windows Ready" after an update when you just want to lớn play some games, you should let Windows vì its thing when you aren"t using the PC. This does mean letting your machine run automatic updates, though.