Windows applications take a long time to load

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Some Windows users find it takes a long time to load their Windows 8/10 applications. Other Windows 8.1 users find it takes forever to load their Windows Store applications after upgrading to Windows 8.1.

When you launch a Windows Store application, you are first greeted by the startup screen, which consists of a simple background color, a swirling circle, and an image of 620×300 size. Your operating system displays this screen until the open application is fully initialized and enabled. Once the application is fully initialized, the screen disappears and you access the application’s user interface start page.

If the initialization of this application is delayed and a window is not displayed within a reasonable time, Windows 8 will wait a maximum of 15 seconds after which the operating system will simply exit the application.

In this post, we will see what you can do to try to solve the problem where your Windows 10/8 applications take a long time to open.

1 Run Windows application troubleshooting. If he finds problems, let him solve them automatically. It will check if the connection to the Microsoft account is necessary in some cases, if the screen resolution is too low and some other things.

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2 Open a high command prompt window and run /scannow to scan your Windows with System File Checker and repair corrupted files, if necessary.

3 Open Internet Explorer > Internet Options > Check Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering to disable accelerated graphics. Let’s see if it helps.

4 Perform a clean start to check if a third-party application is causing the problem. If yes, find out what caused the delay in opening Windows Store applications

5 Read this article to learn how to reduce the load time of Windows Desktop applications and see if it works for you.

Let’s hope something helps. If you did something else that helped shorten Windows 8 application startup times, please share it below in the comments box for the benefit of others.

Developers who want to reduce load times can see these messages on Microsoft and MSDN.

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