Windows 8.1 Slow Login RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Yes I know most will not be using 8.1, however we need to get away from Windows 7 and some of our machines do not work (crash) on Windows 10...

    We are having problems with slow initial logins on 8.1. A user can logon and it will take 2 minutes, next login is much faster even if their profile has been deleted. We thought it was the apps, so we deleted them, but the initial login is still really slow, assume some registry keys are being created or something...

    Any ideas please?

    Kind Regards,


    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi John.

    Provided that your system is not compromised by any malware, you should review all the programs and services loaded and executed at system's startup and reconfigure (or disable) them accordingly: Autoruns can help you finding all the programs automatically executed at the computer's startup.
    Process Monitor can provide you with a detailed log of all the activities executed at the system's boot: run it and select "Enable Boot Logging" in the Options menu.


    Luigi Bruno

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:20 AM
  • Not compromised and already looked at startup thanks.
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:26 AM
  • Hi John,

    1. Where in the operation does the delay occur?

    Before Windows Logo, When a specific message like Welcome or Applying Computer Settings is displayed, or after a user enters their credentials ?

    2.Please screen shoot the scene when a user spends the most time during the whole logon.

    3. Local user or domain user?

    4. we can use Windows performance recorder to capture the logon trace. you can upload the log to onedrive.

    Best regards,

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    Friday, January 18, 2019 7:08 AM