Windows 10 Start Menu is slow to open? Make it faster!


If your Start Menu in Windows 10 opens slowly, lags or even stutters and you would like to make Windows 10 Start Menu faster; then this post will be able to help you. Windows 10 includes animations which make opening and closing of windows and its inside menus look cool. But if you have no use for it, you can do away with them. This will help speed up the opening and closing of windows.

Windows 10 Start Menu is slow to open

Windows 10 Start Menu is slow to open

If your Start Menu opens slowly, then you can make it load faster, by following these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. From the left panel, select Advanced System Properties
  3. Under the Performance section, click the Settings button
  4. Performance Options will open
  5. Uncheck Animate controls and elements inside windows
  6. Uncheck Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing
  7. Click Apply/OK and exit.

That’s it! Now when you click on the Start button, the Start Menu will open almost immediately. Even the inside menus like All apps, etc., will open instantly.

Animations slow things down a bit, but if you like your Start Menu, Explorer and program windows and even the inside menus to open fast, then this is the way to go.

If this does not help maybe you could simply restart StartMenuExperienceHost.exe and see.

I hope you found this small tip useful and you were able to make your Start Menu load faster.

Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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