Make windows 10 reboot faster

Hi guys, based on your experience which one or ones in the msconfig station should I disable to make reboot faster?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you want a fast reboot, install an NVMe hard drive to run Windows.  My reboots take 10-15 seconds using NVMe.  
If a hard drive is 1 in terms of speed:
Hard Drive = 1
SSD = 5
NVMe = 25
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with the above. My laptop has such a drive. It boots in seconds and is fully running smoothly in 90 seconds or so. A fast hard drive can take nearly 5 minutes to do the same thing.

Stopping processes and services should be done carefully because most are needed if you set the computer up properly
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The effect of switching off autostart of applications and in particular services is questionable unless you are switching off a lot, which usually you can't. In short, it is  not worth the effort - in regard of speed. In addition, not knowing what you do is more troublesome than leaving as-is. As said above, the best and most reliable way to allow a quick Windows start is by using a SSD.
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
I'd agree with Lee + John.

I use Macs + same is true.

Switch to any type of solid state drive for fast boots.

Also, another perk is machine longevity.

Heat is the machine killer + SSD type drives are cold, compared to mechanical hard drives.

I run many 12TB+ drives all externally, in open air docks to optimize cooling.

If you ever place your hand on a mechanical drive + feel the heat, you'll never put another mechanical in a computer again.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you have a Laptop and not yet ready to upgrade, the solution is easy (until 2016, all my laptops had hard drives).

Start it in the morning, let it run, a minute later log in, let it run while you eat, have coffee, whatever.  Then throughout the day, just suspend it.

That way you are only starting once per day and wait time becomes inconsequential.
CompProbSolvCommented:
No disagreement with the general views above.  An SSD will boot faster; an NVMe SSD will boot even faster.

With that said, it's very difficult to say what you should eliminate in msconfig when you don't list what is there.  A good approach is to disable EVERYTHING and see what a difference it makes.  If it is minimal, then don't waste your time with that.  If it is significant, then enable items individually and see what is slowing you down.

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nobusCommented:
i doubt if a reboot will speed up with changes in msconfig, since there's nothuing running yet at  a reboot......lol
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
Windows 10 msconfig only allows you to adjust services, Task Manager is for Autostart programs. There are a ton of programs that believe that they must add an autostart entry. for infrequently used programs this is wasteful
nobusCommented:
msconfig speeds up things ( a very little bit )  during the start of Windows - unless something is wrong in the started programs, causing the delay
what i do is :
disable all startup programs ; then hide ms services, then disable all services
i reboot to check if it ''s any better
if not no use going further this route
if it is better, enable programs or services in groups  (later 1 by 1) till you find the bad one
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