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How to revise Windows 10 Startup Delay to possibly speed up starting your computer

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How to revise Windows 10 Startup Delay to possibly speed up starting your computer 

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Windows 10 has a feature that waits approximately ten seconds to open your startup apps when your computer turns on. The “startup delay” is meant to allow your desktop and Windows app services to finish loading, which can make the apps and services run more smoothly.

 

However, if you have apps or services you want to start up immediately when Windows 10 starts, there is a Registry edit you can use.

 

This Registry edit can reduce or disable the ten second startup delay completely. Unfortunately, it  applies to all startup apps; you won’t be able to apply this edit to specific startup apps. It should be noted that this Registry edit works best on a Windows 10 PC that has an SSD (solid state drive). An SSD loads programs much quicker than a traditional HDD (hard disk drives). HDDs are better suited for mass storage and you can apply this Registry edit to a Windows 10 PC with an HDD, but you might not see much of a difference in how fast your startup apps load.

 

Here are the steps you need to take to edit your Windows Registry to make your PC load faster:

 

1. Open the Windows Registry Editor by going to the Start menu or search bar and typing “regedit” and choose Run as administrator. 

 

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2. Choose Yes when prompted by the UAC (User Account Control) prompt to make administrative changes to your Windows 10 PC.

 

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3. Browse to the following Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize


4. If Serialize, does not exist, create a new Key in Explorer by right clicking on Explorer: New > Key (Name the Key: Serialize).

 

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5. Within Serialize, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value and name it StartupDelayInMSec. Be sure to set the hexadecimal value to 0. It should be set to 0 by default.

 

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This is how StartupDelayInMSecshould look in Serialize in the Registry Editor.


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6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

 

You’re all done! Windows 10 Startup Delay is removed. Again, if your Windows 10 PC has an SSD, you should see a significant boost in your startup time. With HDDs, you might still not see much, if any, speed increase in your startup times. The boot time into Windows 10 also depends on how many apps and Windows services you have enabled for startup. If you have a lot of services enabled at startup, you may still see a slight speed increase in how long it takes for Windows 10 to start.

 

 

 

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stylemessiah

And so the trend of enabling registry keys which only theoretically affect things and started with Windows 7 and fundamentally do nothing continues....

 

Ill put forward the same argument as many sane people (including Microsoft devs) before me

 

"If this really speeds up your PC, it would be enabled by default"

 

Ill also add that most of these  "hidden/secret registry keys" are leftovers from development, where enabling/disabling makes total sense. A shockingly high number are enabled in final code, rendering any registry tweaking your trying irrelevant....

 

But whatever....if it makes you feel better to mess with your registry, go ahead....

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Kalju

I wouldn't recommend this, because here's all 180 degrees on the contrary if it really should be.

In fact, it is about 10 years old trick and it has been copied so many times, that all the content has been reversed 100% to what it should be.
Simply put, the whole story above is 100% wrong.

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straycat19

The key is in the title "to possibly speedup" which means it may not work and since the article is over a year old Microsoft has probably fixed it so it doesn't work.  If you run Windows 10 you don't own your computer any more, Microsoft does.  Historically, they have been heading to this point since Windows 3.  Users of that OS may remember all the tweaking that could be done in the config.ini, system.ini, and win.ini files to load programs hi in the memory and determine the order in which they started.  It was tweakers paradise.  As Windows matured those went away till we have Windows 10 which Microsoft doesn't want you to do anything with.

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orbystorm

In the future Windows wont be run on your pc at all.

You will log in to their server and work from there.

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