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How to Fix Windows 10 Slow Boot/Startup After Update 2018

Updated on May 17, 2018 by Jean to Partition Manager

Summary:
You installed the newest Windows 10 update and found your computer, laptop and PC taking forever to boot. You need to read this post. It tells you how to fix Windows 10 slow boot after some critical updates in 2017 and 2018. Let's begin to solve the slow Windows 10 startup problem with the professional guidance here.

So far, Microsoft has pushed three major Windows 10 updates, including Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607, Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709. Each Windows update causes a common slow boot problem after installing, and the slow boot and slow startup problems are very likely to happen in the upcoming updates in 2018.

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All the solutions in the below part are fully illustrated with pictures. If the previous method is difficult to complete or failed to speed up the computer in the startup as you wish, give it up and try the next one. 

1. Wait for the next update and install it

The way of doing nothing but waiting for the next update that would probably fix the Windows performance bugs is recommended in the first place. We have heard of some events that prevent computers from running like a flow just because of the new OS bugs. For example, 100% disk usage after Windows 10 update.

So, if you can still stand the slow boot issue for a while, just wait and keep checking every new update until the slow boot problem is completely resolved.

To check and install a new Windows update:

Open the "Settings" -> "Update & security" -> "Windows Update" and click "Check for updates". Install the update if it includes the fixes for bugs that caused Windows 10 slow boot.

check for updates to fix windows 10 slow boot issue after update

Can't wait for the next update? Alternatively, you can try to go back to the previous version of Windows that boots up normally without a heavy delay.

2. Stop programs loading at startup

Don't let some applications drain your computer memory resources that will significantly prolong the boot time of your computer. Stop the programs loading at startup.

Step 1. Press and hold Ctrl + Shift + Del keys simultaneously to invoke Task Manager.

Step 2. Then select the Startup tab and find out the unnecessary process with high startup impact and then hit Disable button.

stop programs running at startup to fix windows 10 slow boot issue after update

Step 3. After that, switch to the Services tab and select the Hide all Microsoft services, then untick all unnecessary services you want to disable and click on Stop.

hide all microsoft services to fix windows 10 slow boot issue after update

3. Disable Fast Startup

Fast Startup is a default enabled the feature in Windows 10. It is supposed to reduce startup time by pre-loading some boot information before your PC shuts off.  It works in a similar manner as Hibernation. But in fact, as many users reported, it’s been causing issues.

Step 1. Type power option in the search box from Start, then click Power & Sleep settings.

Step 2. Click Choose what the power button does.

choose what the power button does to disable fast startup

Step 3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Step 4. Untick Turn on fast startup (recommended). Then Click Save Changes.

untick turn on fast startup to fix windows 10 slow boot after update

Step 5. Reboot your Windows 10 and check to see if it boots quickly.

4. Defrag HDD/SSD and optimize the disk performance

Hard drive corruption and aging will cause a slow OS boot from it. Download EaseUS Partition Manager, and use this free partition manager for HDD/SSD defragmentation, and make it run at its best performance.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1. On the software's main menu, click "Cleanup and Optimization" on the top.

click cleanup and optimization

Step 2. Click option "Disk Optimization".

click disk optimization

Step 3. Choose the hard drive that has an impact on Windows boot time and click "Optimize". Repeat this step if there is more than one partition you are trying to optimize. The software will defrag the hard drive in order to make it work faster again.

click optimize to fix windows 10 slow boot after update

5. Change the hard drive boot order in BIOS

Many users who are using at least two hard drives in a computer are prone to ignore a hidden truth. They need to change the hard drive boot priority after a new Windows update or a fresh install. Quite a few of Windows 10 slow boot issues after update are caused by the wrong hard drive boot order. Now, set the prior boot order for the hard drive with the highest performance, for example, an SSD.

Step 1. Start the computer and press ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 during the initial startup screen. Depending on the BIOS manufacturer, a menu may appear.
Step 2. Choose to enter BIOS setup. The BIOS setup utility page appears.
Step 3. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. System devices appear in order of priority.
Step 4. To give the boot sequence priority for the drive which would speed up the Windows 10 boot time, move it to the first position in the list.
Step 5. Save and exit the BIOS setup utility. The computer will restart with the changed settings.

set boot order of fast hard drive to fix windows 10 slow boot after update