Optimize registry

Introduction

Optimizing registry means editing or changing registry values to speed up computer. Here we will optimize the registry values to speed up start menu access.

You will set the start menu delay from 30 milliseconds to 0 milliseconds so that there is no delay in showing the start menu.

Before proceeding further, I would recommend you to create a system restore point because editing or changing registry involves risk. But, that doesn’t mean I will give you a precaution “Try at your own risk”, I won’t, because I know you will not go wrong :-). Even if things go wrong, I am here to help you. Just contact me.


How to do it

1. Go to start.

2. Click run.

3. In the open dialog box type Regedit and click run.

4. You should see the registry editor on the screen

5. Now, open the folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

6. You should see a MenuShowDelay value

7. If you don't then do the following: right click on a blank space in the right pane and select New => String. Change the name in the new value to MenuShowDelay

8. Now that we have the MenuShowDelay value, double click on it and enter 0 in the value data field.

9. Now this will set the menu show delay to 0 milliseconds.


Results

Now you have successfully optimized your registry to speed up the start menu access. Hence, moving a step further to speed up your computer.


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