How can I improve the start-up time on this brand new Dell computer? It takes almost 2 minutes before Windows 7 even begins to load. Something is clearly wrong. There are hardly any devices attached ([printer, wireless mouse & keyboard, and an external hard drive for back-up), and no bells and whistles at all, not even a word processing program yet. Anybody got any ideas? Thanks! - Deedeedee
HI Deedeedee, once in Windows press Windows Key and R then type msconfig
now go to startup and disable anysoftware that you do not need to run at startup. Things like Google update, Adobe update and such Apple device, iCloud. Easier way to do it is to download CCleaner . Free bit of software that you can use to change your start-up program list and check your PC for errors.