Windows 10: Slow to Boot

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  1.    21 May 2018 #1

    Slow to Boot


    Hi, since the latest upgrade to Windows 10 1803, my computer is taking approximately four to five times longer to boot, than before.
    Is this normal?
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  2. chideock's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.192
       21 May 2018 #2

    My one portable was slow to boot after 1803. It turns out that 1803 relocated the Internet Temp folder someplace else than the default location. After running troubleshooter through the "Device performance & Health" (there was a yellow caution attached to this section) selection everything runs normal and fast after troubleshooter reset the default location.
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  3.    21 May 2018 #3

    The major updates are essentially installing a whole new operating system, a new 'version' of 10. Some updates of 10 may give you a slower system overall (including boot times). Part of the problem may be to do with the lack of optimisation. I do believe they are adding alot of bloat to the system in general though, with many features I will never use or would prefer to get elsewhere. It's a long shot but hardware incompatibilities which could perhaps cause slowdown for some, if it's not a windows problem Microsoft need to fix.

    I haven't noticed a difference with 1803 compared to just before I updated to it in boot times, but I have noticed changes in how well the system runs over a greater period. My system is a budget laptop with integrated graphics. From clicking on the power button to waiting until everything (I mean everything) has fully loaded on the desktop, can take well over a minute or more. So you may have it lucky Slowdown after logging in also, may be partly related to what I have to load up automatically, but even to get to the login screen takes a fair chunk of that time. The system runs software perfectly fine though, unless I was to attempt any graphically demanding 3d software. This laptop is from 2016. Relating to slowdown, I once installed an old game for a relative. The Sims 3. It isn't a well optimised game, but it ran ok. The cpu temp for the integrated graphics laptop wouldn't go beyond 60C, so it wouldn't struggle too much. After one of the major 2GB+ win 10 updates (I think it was last year or the year before) I noticed 10's performance had become slower running the same game, and the cpu temp would be slightly higher. So I uninstalled it and gave them different game to play. I now have Gorogoa and Celeste installed now, they aren't too 3d intensive so they run well.

    The system isn't used often so I haven't really installed much new over the last few years, and I don't use the Microsoft app store. Currently the system does have enough free space, enough ram (8GB) and is defragmented regularly. From my experience from XP to 10, Windows tends to slow down compared to first installation regardless, but users on very fast systems shouldn't notice boot time changes as much (esp if using solid state drives for boot up). Windows using 8,8.1-10 has started to feel more sluggish, but then operating systems may be now larger and more demanding.

    There's a chance that a future update may rectify any boot time issue, if it's not hardware related.
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  4.    21 May 2018 #4

    chideock said: View Post
    My one portable was slow to boot after 1803. It turns out that 1803 relocated the Internet Temp folder someplace else than the default location. After running troubleshooter through the "Device performance & Health" (there was a yellow caution attached to this section) selection everything runs normal and fast after troubleshooter reset the default location.
    I tried what you said and it also found that fault, and corrected itself, however there is no change in booting, as I timed it before and after, exactly the same. Thanks anyway!!
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  5.    21 May 2018 #5

    Hi,

    In most cases after a major Windows update, the slow boot times are caused by a driver that need to be updated so that it can work properly with the new released Windows version.

    Try updating your drivers first. If that will not work, take a boot trace and let's see what's happen during the boot process:


    1. Open a command line as an Administrator (Run As Administrator)
    2. Type the following command in the command line Windows: cd %programfiles(x86)%\Windows Kits\10\Windows Performance Toolkit
    3. Type the following command to start recording the boot trace: wpr -start GeneralProfile -start CPU -onoffscenario Boot -onoffresultspath c:\wpr -numiterations 1 -filemode
    4. Compress the .ETL file generated under the C:\WPR path (very important)
    5. Upload the boot trace file on Dropbox or on https://www.transfernow.net/en/
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  6.    21 May 2018 #6

    zinou said: View Post

    In most cases after a major Windows update, the slow boot times are caused by a driver that need to be updated so that it can work properly with the new released Windows version.

    Try updating your drivers first. If that will not work, take a boot trace and let's see what's happen during the boot process:


    1. Open a command line as an Administrator (Run As Administrator)
    2. Type the following command in the command line Windows: cd %programfiles(x86)%\Windows Kits\10\Windows Performance Toolkit
    3. Type the following command to start recording the boot trace: wpr -start GeneralProfile -start CPU -onoffscenario Boot -onoffresultspath c:\wpr -numiterations 1 -filemode
    4. Compress the .ETL file generated under the C:\WPR path (very important)
    5. Upload the boot trace file on Dropbox or on https://www.transfernow.net/en/
    Hi, I did as you suggested without any joy.
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  7.    21 May 2018 #7

    For some reason Windows Performance Toolkit is not present on this path !

    I give you a link to download the setup: https://we.tl/FrgU72Ebio

    Run the setup, then go through the previous steps...
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  8.    21 May 2018 #8

    Hi, I did as you said, but after boot I got this message about a hot key. (see pic).
    Here's the link for that file;
    https://transfernow.net/030gu9g0ms9l
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  9.    22 May 2018 #9

    Use Autoruns to see what startup programs / tasks / services / drivers etc are loading on boot. Disable or uninstall stuff you don't need. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to see if you have partitions other than the main OS partition which are active since this can confuse and slow the boot process.
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  10.    22 May 2018 #10

    Steve C said: View Post
    Use Autoruns to see what startup programs / tasks / services / drivers etc are loading on boot. Disable or uninstall stuff you don't need. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to see if you have partitions other than the main OS partition which are active since this can confuse and slow the boot process.
    Hi I'm not too keen on using it as it's 32bit, and my OS is 64bit, false positives, and all that.
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