1.    28 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Professional 64X

    Very slow startup after Windows Anniversary update

    I find that I have to wait for a good 5 minutes before the startup of Windows 10 with the latest version and update to this date of today's. How can I reduce the time to have a quick or fast statup with my desktop? I did tried few things to see if that help and still the same with a good 5 minutes startup. Hope that someone can tell me what is the best method to reduce the time of startup for this operating system of Windows 10 64x Home Premium.

    Thank you,

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  2.    28 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 151
    Windows 10

    Find the cause. Open up Event Viewer (Win + R -> eventvwr <- Enter).

    Expand the path:

    Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Diagnostics-Performance
    Left click on Operational log. Middle column, upper-pane is the event level, lower-pane is for further details.

    Easy find by following the timestamp.
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  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Professional 64X
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the information about finding out the cause of my desktop. And here is below:


    StartTime 2016-08-29T16:13:18.605419500Z
    NameLength 23
    Name backgroundTaskHost.exe
    FriendlyNameLength 21
    FriendlyName Background Task Host
    VersionLength 39
    Version 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)
    TotalTime 9352
    DegradationTime 4352
    PathLength 43
    Path C:\Windows\System32\backgroundTaskHost.exe
    ProductNameLength 37
    ProductName Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    CompanyNameLength 22
    CompanyName Microsoft Corporation

    Will I be able to fix this file with BackgroundTaskHost .exe or have to take to computer repair store to have them fix for me. Need your opinion abou this. Because I am getting frustrated with slow startup everytime like at least between 7 to 10 minutes before can login in my desktop.

    Thank you,

      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    29 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,445
    Win 10 Pro (1709)

    Hi, you may find this interesting, although likely to be technically challenging:
    Analyzing a Slow Boot with Windows Performance Recorder Helge Klein

    However, you may prefer simply to try a random thought:
    Turn off fast startup if it's enabled.
    5 Tips to Fix Slow Boot Times in Windows 10

    - whilst this focuses on another issue:

    Bottom line- as widely reported the anniversary edition is causing some a range of problems. MS is working on some of these- expect updates over the next month+.

    You may prefer to roll back (allowed within 10 days), block the upgrade, and wait for the dust to settle.
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  5.    30 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Professional 64X
    Thread Starter

    Thank you to all who posted here to help me to solve the problem and is working much better now. But have another problem and this time with File History. Will post here in this forum to see if I can get help with this problem.

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  6.    30 Aug 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Professional 64X
    Thread Starter

    Moved over to another message that I posted here. I made a mistake to post here.

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  7.    23 Nov 2016 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home

    (Apologies for bumping, just hoping my solution helps someone who's pulling their hair out while googling this) I had set netplwiz to allow logon w/o a password, and that's what killed boot time after the Anniversary Update (went up to almost 4min): I reset netplwiz to require password on logon, and boot instantly dropped to a few seconds! (After that, I was able to re-enable password-less logon and boot has stayed super-fast).
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