Speed up a slow starting computer


  1.    12 Dec 2016 #11
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by wither 3 View Post
    I would suggest that, after he starts Disc Cleanup and it says how much space it can save, that he checkmark the boxes for Temporary Files and Recycle Bin, since they're not checkmarked by default. Doing that will speed up the boot process and will definitely speed up other processes, after Windows is booted.
    Yes, thanks for following the thread.
    Check everything except thumbnails this time
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  2.    12 Dec 2016 #12
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Speed up a slow starting computer-capture-4-jpg Speed up a slow starting computer-capture-5-jpg Here they are. Wish I could get it all at once but don't know how. I unchecked the rest and will continue with instructions. Once again, I really appreciate the help with this. Perhaps I can repay you somehow. Once we are done with this, I would like to know how to avoid all this startup clutter that seems to be the problem.
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  3.    12 Dec 2016 #13
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by wither 3 View Post
    I would suggest that, after he starts Disc Cleanup and it says how much space it can save, that he checkmark the boxes for Temporary Files and Recycle Bin, since they're not checkmarked by default. Doing that will speed up the boot process and will definitely speed up other processes, after Windows is booted.
    Yes, thanks for the assistance.
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  4.    12 Dec 2016 #14
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Did system check and no violations were found. I will do rest of instructions now.
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  5.    12 Dec 2016 #15
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    I asked you to not uncheck the Microsoft, Intel, or Avast entries as I don't know what they are yet and I still cannot see what they are.

    I would advise downloading MalwareBytes AntiMalware Free and doing a scan with that
    NOTE: On the last page of the install uncheck the option to try the PRO version.

    If you do NOT have an SSD we will do a defrag.
    We will also stop the automatic restore point that gets made each time you start the computer and set a schedule for one in it's place.
    Then you can run the boot speed timer and let me know how long it takes to start now.

    Defrag.
    Press the Windows key and E
    Right click on Local Disc (C) and click Properties
    Click Tools, then Defrag Now.

    Sorry I have to go out now so will continue when I return.
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  6.    13 Dec 2016 #16
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    I asked you to not uncheck the Microsoft, Intel, or Avast entries as I don't know what they are yet and I still cannot see what they are.

    I would advise downloading MalwareBytes AntiMalware Free and doing a scan with that
    NOTE: On the last page of the install uncheck the option to try the PRO version.

    If you do NOT have an SSD we will do a defrag.
    We will also stop the automatic restore point that gets made each time you start the computer and set a schedule for one in it's place.
    Then you can run the boot speed timer and let me know how long it takes to start now.

    Defrag.
    Press the Windows key and E
    Right click on Local Disc (C) and click Properties
    Click Tools, then Defrag Now.

    Sorry I have to go out now so will continue when I return.
    I guess I missed the Intel & Microsoft. I already followed through on the previous info. Does that matter that I didn't check those other two? The scan said the volume was clean. I will wait until you give me an answer about Intel & Microsoft mistake before I continue. I have a flash drive if that's what you mean as an SSD. It has some pictures and other info on it right now. Also, I do already have Malwarebytes and it scans daily. I also use a program called System Mechanic which caused the Malwarebyte scan to detect some PUP's from the System Mechanic. I quarantined them. Another issue is the hibernation file, which I checked on the disc cleanup. It had 3 GB in it. This was created when I created the hybrid sleep mode, which I did using commands. I was told not to delete those files because that keeps the sleep mode going (I think). Could that have caused the slow startup time? Thanks, talk to you later.
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  7.    13 Dec 2016 #17
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    OK, No to the SSD (Solid State Drive) being the same as a flash drive.
    It sounds like your computer does not have a SSD so a defrag would be good to do.

    To see what the Microsoft entries are in msconfig
    In msconfig hover your mouse between Startup Item and Manufacturer and you should get a double arrow. If you double click and drag to the right it will expand the items so you can see what they are.
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  8.    13 Dec 2016 #18
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Here is something you can try
    Copy the file below into notepad and save as bootspeedtimer.vbs
    Where is says Save As Type click the down arrow on the right and select All Files
    You should end up with a boot speed timer visual basic script file (.vbs)
    double click this and it will shut down your computer and reboot it giving you a time in seconds it takes to restart.


    Option Explicit
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim Wsh, Time1, Time2, Result, PathFile, MsgResult, MsgA, AppName, KeyA, KeyB, TimeDiff
    MsgA = "Please close all running applications and click on OK."
    KeyA = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RestartTime"
    KeyB = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\RestartTime"
    AppName = "ReBoot-Time"
    Set Wsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    PathFile = """" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """"
    Result = wsh.RegRead(KeyA & "Times")
    if Result = "" then
    MsgResult = Msgbox (MsgA, vbOKCancel, AppName)
    If MsgResult = vbcancel then WScript.Quit
    Wsh.RegWrite KeyA & "Times", left(Time,8), "REG_SZ"
    Wsh.RegWrite KeyB, PathFile, "REG_SZ"
    Wsh.Run "cmd /c Shutdown -r -t 00", false, 0
    else
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyA & "Times"
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyA
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyB
    TimeDiff = DateDiff("s",Result,left(Time,8))
    MsgBox "Your computer reboots in " & TimeDiff & " seconds", VbInformation, AppName
    end if
    wscript.Quit
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  9.    13 Dec 2016 #19
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    OK, No to the SSD (Solid State Drive) being the same as a flash drive.
    It sounds like your computer does not have a SSD so a defrag would be good to do.

    To see what the Microsoft entries are in msconfig
    In msconfig hover your mouse between Startup Item and Manufacturer and you should get a double arrow. If you double click and drag to the right it will expand the items so you can see what they are.
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  10.    13 Dec 2016 #20
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    It took 283 seconds to reboot
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