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Windows 10 slow start-up

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One of my clients reports that after having installed Windows 10 his laptop is now slow to start-up. Mind you, he is talking about only 30 seconds he has to wait between putting in his password, hitting Return and the desktop appearing (it used to come on straight away with Win 7).

Apparently it doesn’t happen every time either through reset or turned on from power off.

If it were me I would simply accept that this is yet anothe MS operating system "advancement", and simlarly I do not expect anyone out there to have a silver bullet for this, but I told him I'd ask.

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” Aldous Huxley
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by:John Hurst
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Installing Windows 10 re-writes much of the hard drive.

Run Disk Cleanup (Admin Tools) and then run Disk Defrag (Admin Tools).

See if that helps.
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by:Knightsman
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I would also run chkdsk.  

Lastly, upsell the customer to an SSD, they are much cheaper now, and he will like the speed.
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if it is a rotating disk, run a diagnostic on it
i use the UBCD for this :
Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD
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go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick
*** note *** for SSD drives  use the tool from the manufacturer, like intel 's toolbox :
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18455/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html
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Thanks, all.

I have passed these suggestions on to my client and await a response.
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