Slow Login in Windows® 7
What are the causes for a slow login in Windows 7? What are the tips to fix them?
The minimum system requirements to run Windows 7 in your system are 1GHz processor (32-bit or 64-bit), 1GB of main memory , 16GB of available disk space, Support for DX9 graphics with 128MB of memory (for the Aero interface) and a DVD-R/W drive. There are different reasons for a system slow down in a Windows 7 platform. If the Domain Controller for the domain to which the Windows 7 PC is joined is multi-homed or joined to more than one network then Windows 7 clients may experience a slow logins. If you run NSlookup on Windows 7 and try to resolve domain, local or whatever your local FQDN is, you may see more than one entry returned. This might result in a slow login. The same can occur, if there are additional bogus DNS entries which may have carried over from a SBS Swing migration or virtualization project. Deleting these bogus entries in the DNS for the domain would resolve the slow logon issue. If you have installed lot of programs and software in the task, it would affect the login time of the system. A virus in the system or a solid-colored backgrounds or a high graphic desktop background can also result in slow login.
Tips to fix slow login issue in Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Edit background colour
- Install an Antivirus
- Customize the taskbar
Edit background colour
To change the desktop colour go for 'Windows Desktop Backgrounds', and select the wallpaper of your choice, you could also go for solid color background with out affecting system speed. First launch your favorite photo editing program like Paint and create an image and use the 'Fill' tool to fill it with the color you want. Save the image to any location for example, your 'Photos' library. Open up this library, right-click on the image, and select 'Set as desktop background'.
Install an Antivirus
A virus attack in the system may also result in a slow system login. You can install a dependable antivirus in the system. The antivirus can be used to scan for virus in the files and folders saved in the system. You can also schedule the system scan, so that the scan would be performed automatically when you log on to your system.
If you select lot of programs in the taskbar, it could affect the login time of the system. You need to reduce and select few programs in the taskbar for a better login and shut down time. The system need to initialize the programs in the task bar while it login and shut down.
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