Tip: Make Desktop Apps Start Faster in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is pretty fast operating system, but what if we told you that you can speed it up just a bit more? There’s a way to make desktop apps start faster in Windows 10, and today we’re going to show you how to do it.

Since Windows Vista there have been attempts to make Windows startup faster by adding a “Startup Delay” feature. Thanks to this feature your startup programs won’t open all at once when you log in to Windows, instead they will wait until Windows has finished loading its processes. This behaviour was transferred to Windows 8 and Windows 10, but it seems that there’s a way to disable it and make desktop app start faster.

Make Desktop Apps Run Faster in Windows 10

To reduce the startup delay you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Start Registry Editor. You can open Registry Editor by pressing Windows Key + R and typing regedit in the input field.
  2. After the Registry Editor opens you need to navigate to the following key on the left pane of the window:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize
  3. If the Serialize key doesn’t exist you will have to create it manually. To do this navigate to this path:
  4. Right click the Explorer key. From the menu choose New > Key and enter Serialize as the key name.
  5. After you’ve navigated to Serialize key you need to right click on the right pane and choose New > DWORD.
  6. Set the name of the DWORD to StartupDelayInMSec and set its value to 0.windows 10 apps faster

This is it, now you just need to restart your computer and see if your desktop apps are starting faster. We have to mention that it’s not possible to completely disable startup delay, but at least this way you can improve performance a bit.

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