If you want to speed up Windows XP boot time with simple steps then you need to watch this video. To speed up Windows XP boot time: Type msconfig in Run textbox and click OK. You can see run textbox if you click Start menu and select Run. System Configuration Utility appears. Uncheck all programs in Startup tab that you don't want to load during boot then click Apply button. Tips: If you want all to be unchecked, click Disable All. Check hide all Microsoft services in Service tab. Uncheck all services in Service tab that you don't want to load during boot then click Apply button. Select whether you want your computer to restart now or later. System Configuration Utility will appear again after the computer has restarted. Check the box before the "Don't show this message again. " text and then click OK button.