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HP Slow Startup Fix: How to Speed Up HP Boot Time

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Jean to Partition Manager

Your HP desktop/laptop boots up incredibly slow while login, especially after the latest Windows 10 update. Take it easy. Get the pro tips here and you can hopefully speed up the process and improve system performance in HP computer such as Envy 13/15/17, Pavilion 15/17, Spectre, and Stream Notebook that are running Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

My HP laptop takes 6 minutes to start up

"Since the latest Windows 10 update, my HP Pavilion takes a long time to boot. It keeps me waiting for about 6 minutes, during which the screen first goes blank, turns black and then loads Windows successfully so I can enter the password and log in. After it fully starts up, it seems to run fine. What can I do to fix the HP slow startup issue, any suggestions?"

Five methods to fix an HP desktop/laptop with a slow startup issue:

Method 1. Disable fast startup
Method 2. Clean up the boot drive
Method 3. Defrag the hard drive
Method 4. Upgrade HDD to SSD
Method 5. Disable Windows 10 update

Finish the three-step examination before proceeding with the five methods here.

Step 1: Make sure that you've tried to restart the computer several times if the 'slow boot time' happened for the first time.

Step 2: Had at least once run the antivirus software and removed the suspicious software on your computer.

Step 3: What operating system is your computer running? Don't run the newest Windows 10 on your old computers, such as HP models produced more than five years ago. The old-fashioned machine would definitely run awkwardly under the new system because of hardware compatibility issues.

In addition, you can check the HP computers that are compatible with the latest Windows 10 Update. For example, Envy 13/15/17, Pavilion 15/17, Spectre, and Stream Notebook, etc.

What's more, if it's only about the Windows 10 slow boot after update on HP computers, check the solutions on the linked page. For a general topic on HP slow startup, please refer to the five troubleshooting methods one by one and solve the problem.

Method 1: Disable fast startup

Fast Startup is enabled by default in Windows 10. It is supposed to reduce startup time by pre-loading some boot information before your HP 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 buttons do".

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 hp slow startup

Step 5: Reboot your HP computer and check to see if it boots quickly.

Method 2: Clean up the boot drive

Take this one of the most effective ways to help your system run faster by getting rid of useless garbages. Simply download and install EaseUS Partition Master Free, and clean up junk files, application cache data, extremely large files, overdue system restore points and temp files from the boot drive (i.e system C drive) regularly, like twice a week. You can easily apply for the free partition manager and enjoy the full disk cleanup and optimization feature by putting your valid mail address.

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Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master. Select "Tools" and click "System Optimization".

choose system optimization

Step 2: Click "Junk File Cleanup". Then you can click "Analyze" to let EaseUS Partition Master find junk files on your PC.

choose junk file cleanup

Step 3: You can check and choose junk files and click Clean up. All of the selected junk files will be cleaned and deleted from your PC. Click "Yes" to clean up junk files.

Clean up junk files

Method 3: Defrag the hard drive

As you can tell, the hard disk cleanup on your HP computer is easy to do, and the best part is that it's really helpful to improve the computer performance in the startup. We're not finished yet, please go on with EaseUS Partition Master Free. You have one more option to optimize the HP startup performance, which is hard drive defragmentation.

You don't have to defrag a hard drive too frequently. It's not like the cleanup way. Just try to defrag the boot drive to achieve a better performance in loading Windows quickly only when the drive is healthy enough. Otherwise, replace your drive in Method Four.
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Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master. Select "Tools" and click "System Optimization".

choose system optimization

Step 2: Choose "Disk Optimization" to optimize your hard disk and improve the disk performance.

select disk optimizayion

Step 3: Select the partition that you want to optimize and click "Optimize". After a while, the defragment is completed. The time depends on the amount of the fragments on this partition.

optimize the disk

Method 4: Upgrade HDD to SSD

As we all know that a Solid State Drive runs much faster than that of a Hard Disk Drive when it comes to choosing a boot drive for Windows computers. If you're tired of waiting too long to boot up Windows OS on your HP PCs, why not invest an SSD? Use the best hard drive duplicator software to upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows.

User guide: How to clone hard drive with EaseUS Disk Copy.


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Method 5: Disable Windows 10 update

Don't ignore one truth. Each Windows 10 update causes problems. Even you've tried all the recommended solutions above, it's still necessary to consider a permanent close for Windows 10 automatic update that Microsoft pushes to your HP computers. Here, we picked up the most efficient way to disable Windows 10 update from receiving and installing any new update for you.

Step 1: Press the "Windows + R" keys at the same time to invoke the Run box.

Step 2: Type services.msc and press "Enter".

open run box and type services.msc

Step 3: Scroll down to Windows Update, and double-click it.

find windows update and double-click it

Step 4: In Startup type, select "Disabled". Then click "Apply" and "OK" to save the settings.

disable the windows update service