10s is not the limit! Zero cost accelerates Windows startup speed

An important prerequisite for making this article effective is to uninstall all antivirus, assistant, acceleration, and other related software such as 36o, White Poison Guardian, and Dian Nu Butler. (Excluding Huorong)

In the era of SSD, booting Windows in 10 seconds was already standard, but Xiaocong found that some friends, even though they were using SSDs, couldn’t boot faster than HDDs. My pants are all up and my computer is still starting up, it’s really suffocating. The main reason for slow startup speed is actually bad usage habits, followed by some system settings. No matter what your configuration is, if you are not satisfied with the startup speed of your computer, this article may be helpful to you.

Turn on/off Quick Start
The feature that causes the most bugs in Windows 10 is “quick start”. We have explained its principle and existing problems before:

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This feature is enabled by default, and although its name sounds helpful, it occasionally has the opposite effect.

You can go to Settings – System – Power and Sleep – Other Power Settings – Select the function of the power button – Change the currently unavailable settings, and then choose to turn on or off the quick start function.

Because it is uncertain which feature is more suitable for your computer to turn on or off, after modifying this setting, you should immediately shut down and test the startup speed to determine whether to turn on or off this feature. (Usually, opening it is more helpful)

Note that do not use “restart” directly to check the startup time. Instead, click “shutdown” and use the power button to turn on the device.

Disable startup
Some computers load a large amount of software and services when they start up, which is the main reason for slowing down the startup speed.

The simplest way for Windows 10 is to open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and click on the “Start” tab Windows 7 Press WIN+R and run msconfig.

This will display the software and services that will automatically start when your computer starts up. Right click to disable unnecessary items.

Reduce boot time
Some friends do not clear the previous boot when installing the system, resulting in a system selection interface when booting up, which often delays the startup time by several seconds.

Search for Advanced System Settings – Advanced – Startup and Recovery – Settings in the Start menu, and turn off or set “Display Operating System List Time” to a shorter time.

Enable motherboard quick start
After completing the above three steps to debug the system, you can proceed with more advanced motherboard settings. The method of entering the BIOS settings interface varies among different brands and models of motherboards, usually by pressing F8, F12, or DEL aggressively after turning on the power button.

Every time the power button is pressed to power on, the motherboard will self check to check if all hardware is working properly. After confirming that there are no errors, the system will be booted up. The principle of “fast start” on the motherboard is to abandon some unimportant self-test items to speed up the motherboard preparation time.

If your motherboard supports “fast boot”, you can usually find “fast boot” in the motherboard settings boot and set it to “enabled”.

Turn off the motherboard CSM
Simply put, there are three BIOS boot modes: Legacy, UEFI, and Legacy+UEFI. UEFI is the latest and most advanced, with a boot time of about 2 seconds less than the other two.

The motherboards from the previous 10 years should all support UEFI boot mode. However, due to some historical legacy issues, the motherboard will default to enabling the CSM function, which is designed to be compatible with Legacy boot mode and sacrifices approximately 4 seconds of startup time.

If your system itself is UEFI booting, then the CSM function is of no help to you, so you can confidently turn it off. CSM can also be found in the motherboard settings boot.

Windows 8 and above systems can open system information by pressing WIN+R and running msinfo32 after booting up, and then check the BIOS mode.

Other systems can open the setupact.log log file in the C: \ Windows \ Panther directory of the system partition, search for the Detected Boot Environment entry, and check if the boot type is UEFI or BIOS.

If your system is not booted with UEFI, there is no need to reinstall it. Download the Partition Assistant, convert the system disk from MBR to GPT, then shut down and enter the motherboard BIOS to set the boot mode to UEFI.

Note that to avoid accidental operations, it is strongly recommended to back up your files before using the Partition Assistant. Backup software can be used with “Easy Backup”. In addition, a small number of motherboards can also turn off the display of the motherboard logo when booting up, which can save about 1 second of startup time.

epilogue
By using the above methods, the startup speed of the system can reach its optimal state. If your problem still cannot be solved, you are likely to have to spend money on hardware replacement, which is also the most effective method.

If you’re still unsatisfied, why not shut down

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