Tip for Speeding up your PC

There are many simple configuration steps you can make to speed up your PC. From the hardware, operating system and application settings. One of my favorites is in the way Windows 7 starts/loads. You can change the behavior how start up initiates time delays. Ready?
Here's how.

In Windows:
Right Click "Computer".
Select "Properties".
Select "Advanced system Settings".
At the "Startup and Recovery" section, click on "Settings".
At the next screen, you will see "System Startup"

Below there are two check boxes for Time Delay. One for Operating System and the other for Recovery Options.

I uncheck the delay timer for the Operating System, because I do not need an advertisement telling me I am entering Windows 7.
I then DO check the box for System Recovery and set the timer to 3 seconds, NOT 30 seconds. This is to allow viewing the selections to boot to if there is a system failure.
Click <OK> below and there you are. You have just shaved off nearly a minute from your startup time.

Hope this was helpful to you.

Say goodnite to Windows XP. I am staying busy migrating several clients to Windows 7. If you have any questions, please submit them to, ccnsecurity@comcast.net. Happy to serve.

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