In our earlier article, we have explained how to reduce the startup time in Windows 10. Over the period there will be many applications start loading during startup and delay the booting time of your computer. You may know some apps but many apps will load on startup without your knowledge. For example, whenever you map the network drive there is a check to confirm map when startup. Your computer will try to map the network drive each time when it is booting up. This may not be the intended action you would like to do. Therefore, it is a good to check the apps loading on startup and take necessary action to cleanup them.
How to Find Apps Loading Time in Startup?
Fortunately, Windows 10 allows an easy way to monitor the loading time of apps that are loaded during startup. Follow the below instructions to find out the loading time:
- Right click on the taskbar and choose ‘Task Manager’ option.
- If you see the task manager with fewer details, click on the ‘More details’.
- Now you will see the task manager showing all apps currently running on your computer along with CPU, memory, disk and network usage statistics.
- Click on the ‘Startup’ tab to get the following details:
- Status – enabled indicates that the app will load on the startup.
- Startup impact – possible values are high, low or medium.
- You can also view the last BIOS loading time to understand the time taken for booting the computer.
- Right click on the ‘Startup impact’ or any other tab in that line and enable ‘CPU at startup’ option.
- Now you will also see the selected option as a column.
- CPU at startup – CPU usage of the app during startup.
Finding High Impact Apps
The ‘Startup’ tab in the task manager will help you to find the apps having high impact on the loading time. For example, in the above screenshot you can clearly that Skype is taking more time with higher impact. Therefore, it is a good idea to disable Skype during startup and login manually when you need.
Disable the Startup App
Select the high impact and CPU consuming startup app. Click on the ‘Disable’ button to disable the app during startup. This will help the computer to comparatively boot faster. Remember not to disable any system apps that may adversely affect the booting of computer. Only disable the apps you know that are not required during booting time of the computer.
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