By default, Windows 10 has a 10-second delay during startup before all of your apps and programs become accessible. This is called the “boot time”, and it helps to ensure that everything works as it should when you start your PC. If, however, you have a powerful PC, or few startup programs in Windows 10, you can try reducing or even completely disabling the startup time to help your PC get started faster.
To do this, use the registry editor, but before you start, you need to make sure you’ve backed up your Windows registry in case you change the wrong thing along the way. (This will not happen if you follow the instructions!)
1. Open the registry editor by pressing the To win touch then hit
In the registry editor, go to:
2. Right click on “Explore” then select “Key” in the “New” option. Once the new key is created, rename it “Serialize”.
3. If the “Serialize” key is already created under the “Explorer” key, it is not necessary to go through the above process.
4. After that, right click on “Serialize” and select “DWORD Value” in the “New” option. The DWORD value key will be created in the right panel.
5. Rename this key to “StartupDelayInMSec” and make sure that its value is set to “0”. You should now notice an increase in your Windows 10 boot time.
Now that you know how to turn off Windows startup delay through the registry, we have a whole bunch of registry hacks to try. For more fun under the hood in Windows, see how to install unsigned drivers in Windows 10.
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