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If you find the Windows 7 slow startup, you may need to make some optimization for your computer. Methods about how to optimize and speed up your Windows 7 will be introduced here.

Part 1: Check the External Devices

Sometimes, the slowdown of PC startup or bootable failure could be caused by the connected external devices. We could firstly check the printers and scanner. Please remove these devices one by one to check whether the problem get solved or improved. If the slowdown problem is caused by these devices, please try to reconnect it and update their driver software accordingly.
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Part 2: Enable Auto Login

If you have multiple accounts or you set login password for your account, you will be required to enter the password before accessing Windows 7. If you enable the auto login, you can save the time by skipping the account selection and password enter process.
Step 1 : Press Win + R button.
press win and r button
Step 2: Enter “netplwiz” in the pop-up window and then click “OK”.
enter netplwiz
Step 3: Select the account you want to enable the auto login in the account selection page.
Step 4: Please do not check the item “User must enter a user name and password to use this computer”. Then click “OK”.
enable auto login
Step 5: Enter the password of target account. Then click “OK” to save the setting. You will login your account automatically.
enter password to process auto login

Part 3: Replace HDD with SSD

Actually, the transmission speed of computer disk plays a key role in computer startup performance. For computer that uses traditional HDD, the startup time will be about 1 minute. For computer that uses SSD to be system disk, the startup time will be about 10 seconds even shorter. So it is recommended to replace HDD with SSD for those who think the startup performance of the computer is poor. After replacing, you can feel the great improvement on computer startup.

How to Migrate System from HDD to SSD?

For users who are not so familiar with computer, it is complicated to upgrade SSD to be the system disk which requires users to reinstall system and all software as well as transfer important personal data. If you don’t want to go through such a complicated process, migrating system to SSD is a good choice for you. Professional system migration software – Renee Becca helps you transfer system to SSD with all configurations and personal data reserved.

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  • Fully support cloning system/partitions/disk to a new one.
  • Automatic 4K Alignment will be processed to help you get the best performance of the SSD.
  • Support migrating system from/to GPT or MBR disk.
  • Support migrating system from/to FAT/NTFS file system.
Step 1: Launch Renee Becca and select “System Redeploy” in Clone function.
select system redeploy function in renee becca
Step 2: Select source disk and target disk in the pop up window. Click “Redeploy”.
select destination to migrate system
Step 3: Please try to boot the computer from the SSD after migration finish.
change boot order

Part 4: Disable GUI Boot

GUI boot, shorts of Graphical User Interface, is a form of user interface that allow users to interact with electronic devices through graphic icons and visual indicators. Disabling GUI boot can improve the start up performance of Windows 7.
Step 1: Press Win + R button.
Step 2: Enter “msconfig” to get access to the system configuration interface.
enter msconfig windows 7
Step 3: Click “Boot” tab and check “No GUI boot”. Then please of apply the settings and save.
disable gui boot

Part 5: Disable Auto Startup Software

More and more software that will be installed as we use the computer. Some software will set themselves to boot with system in default. We can disable such auto startup software to solve the Windows 7 slow startup.
Step 1: Press Win + R button.
Step 2: Enter “msconfig” to get access to “System Configurations” interface.
enter msconfig windows 7
Step 3: Click “Startup” tab. Please do not check the software you do not want it start as system boot.

Please keep the system related services and software to startup automatically. Because disabling such software could lead to system corruption.

disable auto startup software

Part 6: Process Disk Defragmentation

When we run Windows , garbage files will be created and it will lead to poor performance of computer. It is recommended to process some maintenance operations to remove these garbage files. And disk defragmentation is one of the most common and easiest methods. Windows 7 has a build-in Disk defragmentation function. We can improve the performance of Windows 7 with this function. Besides we can optimize the performance of the hard disk by auto-running the disk defragmentation automatically and regularly.
Step 1: Click This computer and right click any disk and select “Properties” in the menu.
select properties of the target disk
Step 2: Select “Tools” tab and then select “Defragment now…”.
process disk defragment