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Be patient with Windows 10 boot problems

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Windows 10 boot problems are one of the most common issues IT faces. Even if IT turns on the Fast Startup button in Power Options, they can still happen.

One way admins can combat delays is to install a solid-state drive (SSD) to take the place of the boot drive. The best way to install an SSD is to perform a complete backup of all data and do a clean install of the SSD. That way, IT can use the old boot drive as a data drive. The division of drivers gives more room for each drive to focus on more direct tasks, speeding up the boot time.

Other tips and tricks to avoid Windows 10 boot problems are to downsize Group Policy settings, keep IOPS above 2,000 and size the network for peaks, rather than averages. The more Group Policy settings admins put in place, the more time it takes for Windows 10 to set things up. When the IOPS is below 2,000, the boot and login times can grow tenfold. Sizing for network peaks prepares the network for bursts of usage.

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