- Nov 8, 2013
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When the welcome screen appeared it took 2 min. before desktop appeared. When I clicked "Shut down" it took four min. while "Shutting down" was on screen before windows turned computer off. Brief flash on the screen said, "Waiting for background programs to close" then brief message on screen with option to "Force shutdown". How do I speed up my computer, and Windows 7Pro 64bit. Intel i7 quad core CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, 12GB memory, Samsung Pro 500GB SSD, EVGA GTX 470 video card. Windows Experience Index 7.4. My computer has been much faster. I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials, and I use CCleaner frequently. I looked at the background programs and deleted all I thought I could safely delete, but if I can find out what is definitely essential for my computer I would like to disable the rest and I would like to know how to restore them if something doesn't work right. I would like some help speeding start up, and shut down. Thanks.