Windows 10: Need help to speed boot times on new pc

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       27 Jan 2017 #1

    Need help to speed boot times on new pc


    Got a new Lenovo Laptop today with 12GB DD4 RAM and a i5 7200 2.5G CPU. After getting it going with the preinstalled windows 10, it took 150 seconds to boot to the desktop. Deleted all the bloatware including McAfee and have it down to 36 seconds now from power button to desktop.

    I've read that many are getting boot times of about 8 seconds. What else do I need to do? This laptop came with a 5400rpm HDD and yes, I will eventually change it to a SSD, but I have read that 8 second boot time is with a HDD.
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  2.    28 Jan 2017 #2

    Did you also cut down on Autostart programs ? 8 seconds with a 5400 rpm HDD may be over optimistic but 15 - 20 may be obtainable.
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  3.    28 Jan 2017 #3

    You could also check whether Fast start-up is enabled in Power Options.
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       28 Jan 2017 #4

    CountMike said: View Post
    Did you also cut down on Autostart programs ? 8 seconds with a 5400 rpm HDD may be over optimistic but 15 - 20 may be obtainable.
    I did go to the startups folder and cut down on some programs not needed in startup. Is that what you mean? So far I have it down to 18 seconds from pressing the power button on to getting to the desktop. It's getting better and I want to tweak it until I can't get any more boot speed, and then clone the whole thing to an SSD.
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  5.    28 Jan 2017 #5

    win10today said: View Post
    I did go to the startups folder and cut down on some programs not needed in startup. Is that what you mean? So far I have it down to 18 seconds from pressing the power button on to getting to the desktop. It's getting better and I want to tweak it until I can't get any more boot speed, and then clone the whole thing to an SSD.
    When you install SSD those times will drop down significantly anyway.
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       28 Jan 2017 #6

    brummyfan said: View Post
    You could also check whether Fast start-up is enabled in Power Options.
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    I didn't enable fast start up as I disabled hibernate and if hibernate is disabled, fast start up won't work.
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       28 Jan 2017 #7

    CountMike said: View Post
    When you install SSD those times will drop down significantly anyway.
    I know, but I thought it would be a good idea to tweak the system first and have it all running smoothly and fast with all the bloatware removed etc and then switch to an SSD. Got to hand it to MS though as they have sneaky ads hidden in just about every corner of windows 10.
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  •    29 Jan 2017 #8

    What about BIOS settings ? Do you have ther a fast boot ?
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       29 Jan 2017 #9

    Will read my manual to see how to get into BIOS and then see if I can see a fast boot or something like that thanks!
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       30 Jan 2017 #10

    You will never ever get 8 second boot times with a hard drive, until you get a ssd, I wouldn`t even worry about your boot times, just cut down on the startup items as best you can, as suggested.

    Fast Boot is usually already on by default.
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