Unlike super-quick iPhone and iPad mobile devices that turn on and off nearly instantly, PC’s often take forever to “boot up” or start. It’s one of the minor annoyances of owning a Windows computer.
What’s causing all of this?
There are two culprits responsible for preventing your PC from starting up more quickly:
1) Many applications are set up start up automatically when Windows starts without you even knowing or agreeing beforehand!
2) Some of these programs are rarely or never used, and are not needed to run your Windows computer.
It is annoying and painstaking to wait for 5 minutes before your PC finishes booting and is ready for you to use, all on the account of unneeded programs.
It’s not only slow Startup times…
And there’s another problem:
All of those and unused programs that slow your computer’s Startup times can even slow down the process of shutting down your PC!
And PC’s need to be shut down a lot. Windows security patches and updates need to be installed or a low battery, means laptops and PC’s often need to be shut down and booted up on a daily basis.
What’s the solution to slow boot-up and shutdown times?
It’s simple. Manage which programs automatically start up with your computer, and be sure to uninstall rarely or never-used applications.
How to manage what programs start up with your computer
Windows actually lets you see and manage Startup programs, but it’s not an easy or intuitive process, and doesn’t always work.
PC TuneUp has an easier-to-use feature that helps dramatically improve Startup times for your Windows computer:
1) Use PC TuneUp Maestro’s Startup Manager to review every application that is set to launch at Windows Startup time, and disable or even remove those unnecessary ones from the list.
To launch the Startup Manager, open PC TuneUp Maestro, click “Manage” on the main menu and select “StartUp Management”.
2) Use PC Clean Maestro’s Clean Uninstall feature to cleanly remove unneeded programs
Try PC Clean Maestro’s free Clean Uninstall feature to cleanly remove the unneeded program and all of its residue remnants to make your computer is clean and fast. The Clean Uninstall feature is available from PC Clean Maestro’s “Uninstall” menu.
Not sure which startup program to disable?
Don’t uninstall the wrong program by mistake.
The StartUp Management feature also displays helpful information about each Startup item, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to disable it.
You also have the power to temporarily disable any item, to see how it affects your system. It makes it easier to avoid removing the wrong program, which can be one of the pitfalls of using Window’s Add/Remove Programs feature.
Understanding what programs load on Startup, and how these programs affect performance is a big part of getting the most out of your Windows Computer. PC TuneUp Maestro actually has a number of other features that help speed up your computer. Learn more here