If you have been suffering from Windows performance problems recently to the point that it is adversely impacting your productivity, then you may want to seriously consider taking the steps necessary in order to optimize Windows 7 startup performance. You would think that after seven releases of the most popular, best selling operating system of all time, that it would be an operating system that would require very little in the way of optimization and tuning. But alas, such is not the case.
As a matter of fact, when you think about it, today’s modern cars still need to be optimized, tuned, and maintained, in order to run in tip top shape, don’t they? If today’s modern cars still need to undergo the rigors of routine preventative maintenance from time to time, then today’s modern computers are by no means an exception to this rule.
Think about it for a moment. With all of the software that you install or download onto your computer or with all of the hardware that you connect to your computer from time to time, each and every little thing is bound to take its toll on your operating system, slowly bogging it down to the point where your computer begins to exhibit signs of performance degradation.
And nowhere is this performance degradation more pronounced than during the boot up of your computer. If your computer is taking an unacceptably long time to load, then you will want to take the measures necessary in order to optimize Windows 7 startup performance.
Do you have any programs configured to automatically launch as soon as you power up your computer, or as soon as you log onto your Windows account?
Do you have any services configured to run in the background which would launch automatically upon startup of your computer?
Even if the answer to the above two questions is no and you have ruled these out, one thing you will want to check for is for the presence of viruses and / or spyware. Believe it or not, spyware can remain hidden in your operating system by means of stealth, and you would have no way of ever knowing that it is running. This spyware can tax your system performance without your knowledge.
The good news is that in order to optimize Windows 7 startup performance, we can rely on software programs that are designed for that purpose: automating the process of streamlining the startup experience. A typical Windows optimization software utility will collect all of the information it can find from your system about the programs that are configured to start, and it will present this to you, for you to decide what to disable and what to allow, at start up.
Also, as alluded to above, it is important that you run antispyware and antivirus software on your computer at all times. This will keep any unauthorized, rogue processes from running on your machine at boot time that could be not only slowing down your startup experience but also spying on and collecting data from your machine unawares.