Win10 upgrade from Win 7 - Slow booting

Allan J. Ashinoff 531 Reputation points

I was forced into upgrading an windows 7 ultimate system to Windows 10 pro. Prior to the upgrade I removed the AV suite, uninstalled any application which could have issues and ran a registry cleaner and a defrag. The upgrade went smoothly, some drivers were needed to be added manually, but overall there were no major issues - except the enormously slow booting (10-15 minutes and then another 5 before it settles enough to use).

AMD FX 8350 8 core processor
32GB memory
Radeon RX 550TX
Gigabyte ga-970a-d3p

I've cleared out startup apps, expanded virtual memory and ensured that my hardware drivers are correct. The slow boot is still happening. Nothing seems to help.

I've found more than a few similar issues online. Are there any recommendation or common solutions I can make use of to fix this issue.

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  1. Darrell Gorter 1,306 Reputation points

    No easy answers to this type of issues,

    You probably need to use WPA( Windows Performance Analyzer) to troubleshoot your issue.

    there were a number of blogs written on this,

    Use this query to find those blogs.

    becoming a WPA expert site:

    You can also use SBSL ( Slow boot Slow Logon) to query on, that was the tag used to identify content around scenario where machines had delays with slow boots or Slow Logons ( including slow to the desktop availability.

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  1. Docs 15,151 Reputation points

    1) Place the computer in clean boot:

    2) Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread

    3) Open administrative command prompt (ACP) and type or copy and paste:

    4) sfc /scannow
    5) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    6) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    7) Open task manager > click the startup tab > post an image of the whole box into this thread

    For any problem posting images please use share links (one drive, drop box, or google drive)

    8) In the left lower corner type: msinfo32 > save as NFO (do not save as txt) > post a share link

    9) What are the status of the important computer files:
    a) files backed up to another drive or the cloud
    b) backed up images saved to another drive or the cloud
    c) no backed up files or images > files need to be saved
    d) no backed up files or images > files do not need to be saved


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  2. Jenny Feng 14,081 Reputation points

    @Allan J. Ashinoff

    As some users mentioned, I'd like to say that upgrading the system disk to SSD is the most effective way to speed up your computer.

    You can also follow the guide below to make some fixes:
    Full Guide to Fix Windows 10 Slow Boot After Update

    If none of these methods have any obvious effect, then switching to an SSD is a good choice, and the effect is immediate.

    Hope above information can help you.


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