Windows 8 Task Manager lets you know which programs are causing long boot times


One of the cool things about Windows 8 Task Manager is that it provides  information about programs that affect boot up. 

As you can see, in the snapshot below, Task Manager lets you know the name of the program and its impact on startup – how much disk data is moved and how the program affects CPU usage.  Once you are able to determine the bottlenecks and which programs are not necessary, you can disable them in Task Manager (using the button on the lower right of the window) and improve your boot up times.


In all my years of using computers, I don’t think there has been any Operating System that has provided that kind of information in a clear manner.  Just wanted to point out one of the cool improvements to new users or those thinking about some of the benefits of Windows 8.

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