Monday, September 10, 2012
Best Tips For Starting Windows FasterBy Jitendra Indave in: Start Up Tips Windows On Monday, September 10, 2012
You might have used many tune-up utilities. But not satisfied about the startup process for windows. These are the some tips; those really will help you to load your windows faster. Let’s move on.
Every piece of software you install on your PC adds files to your operating system that slow down your computer. Some of these programs will be set to launch automatically with Windows, which means your computer will take longer to start up.
However, there is a way to use your favorite software without it affecting the speed of your PC. Whenever you see a free program you want search for a portable version that's designed to run from a USB memory drive because portable versions don't require installation, you can just create a folder on your hard drive and copy the files to it. They won't clog up Windows or slow down your start-up.
For example, you could download and install the free photo editor GIMP (www.gimp.org/downloads). But to save loading your PC with extra files and another program to load on start-up, you could instead download the portable version from Portable Apps (http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable)
Security software loads with Windows and adds to the start-up time. This takes even longer if you have more than one security program protecting your PC. So stick with just one anti-virus/spyware program if you want your PC to start as quickly as possible.
Windows has a lot of tasks to perform when it starts up, and certain programs will only work if they load during start-up. Quick Startup (www.glarysoft.com) displays all these programs and lets you delay some of them, so you can start using your computer before they have loaded. Select a start-up program in the Quick Startup window and click Delay to add a 30-second delay. Click the time to choose from 30 to 180 seconds, or enter your own value. Delay anything you don’t need as soon as the computer starts, such as a printer or scanner software.
Some programs automatically add non-essential services or software to Windows that slow down start-up or take up memory and processing power. For example, when you install the latest version of Firefox, it adds a Mozilla Maintenance Service. This is an optional component that helps Firefox automatically download new versions as they are released, without you having to agree to install them. Essentially, it cuts out the need to click a Yes button. Installing a whole service for this one task seems a bit like overkill. In Firefox, go to the Firefox button, choose Options, then the Advanced and Update tabs. Clear the tick against 'Use a background service to install updates1. Go to 'Programs and Features' in the Control Panel and uninstall Mozilla Maintenance Service.
To be fair, Firefox doesn't slow down Windows start-up very much, but it's a good example of how software can add unnecessary components. Check all your software for optional components that load on startup and disable any you don't need. In Firefox, go to the Firefox button, choose Options, then the Advanced and Update tabs. Clear the tick against 'Use a background service to install updates1. Go to 'Programs and Features' in the Control Panel and uninstall Mozilla Maintenance Service.
A service is a type of program that runs in the background- Windows runs many different services to perform various tasks on your PC. Disabling the ones you don't use will speed up Windows start-up, but rather than try to work out which ones are essential and which you can live without, use the free Vista Services Optimizer (www.smartpcutilitiesxom) which also works with Windows 7, By answering a few simple questions, you can disable services you don't use, such as tablet support, network printing and media sharing.
Windows records all sign if lean! events that happen when it is running, including the start-up. In Windows 7 and
click Start and Type event viewer. Click it in the menu and, in the left pane,
expand 'Applications and Services Logs'. Microsoft. Windows. Diagnostics -
Performance, and double-click Operational. The top middle pane lists all the
events. with the last column listing the Task Category. If you can't see it,
click and drag the dividing line to resize them. Look for boot Performance.
Selecting an event displays the details below. The time taken to start Windows in milliseconds (1000 ms is 1s) is displayed. Look for an event with an ID of 101. It may say "This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in performance degradation" The file name is listed so you can see what it was. Now you know what's slowing you down, you can uninstall the program or at least stop it running on startup.Windows XP users access Event Viewer differently. Visit for http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427 instructions.