Over time, you laptop begins to accumulate more files and programs as a result of regular use. Eventually, this can slow down your laptop’s response time, making daily processes take longer to execute and lowering your productivity.

You can fix a slow laptop by conducting normal maintenance on your machine, such as freeing up hard drive space and running the Windows hard drive utilities. You can also prevent unneeded programs from launching when your laptop starts and add more RAM memory to increase performance. In most cases you won’t need to reinstall Windows as one of the following tips should get your computer booting up quickly again.

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: Uncheck 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.

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.

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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