If you’re running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can Speed Up Windows Boot using a tool in the Group Policy Editor. While there are a lot of things you can due to improve the start up time. Removing start up programs using msconfig is a great way to reduce load times, but there are a lot of things that go on during the boot process that this troubleshooting process can expose. So if you’re running the Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise edition of Vista or Windows 7, use the Group Policy Editor to help uncover problems with your start up time.

How To Speed Up Windows Boot

The first thing you must do is go to the Group Policy Editor control panel. To do so, go the Start button, then the run dialogue box and type gpedit.msc and hit OK.

You will then need to navigate to Computer configuration > Administrative Template > Systems >  Troubleshooting and Diagnostics > Windows Boot Performance Diagnostics.

Speed Up Windows Boot

Next double-click Configure Scenario Execution level. You will then need to Enable it. You will also see a drop-down arrow with the options to troubleshoot only or to troubleshoot and resolve. You will want to make sure “Detection, Troubleshooting and Resolution” is selected.

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Speed Up Windows Boot Conclusion

For this to work, the Diagnostic Service Policy must be started. It should already be running, but you can make sure it is by visiting the Administrative Tools section of the control panel. Look in the Services section and make sure the DSP is running. The above step should speed up Windows boot time. If speed up Windows boot options do not work, contact us in our forums and we can help you track down the problem.