Speed up the display load time of Microsoft Windows Explorer
(Not to be confused with Internet Explorer ...they are two different applications)

Speed up the display load time of Microsoft Windows Explorer by disabling the feature that allows you to search for network printers and folders.

By default each time Windows Explorer is opened it will attempt to locate any network printer or folder on your computer network.

If your computer is not on a network or you have no network printers, folders, or shares disable this option by following the below steps.

Open Windows Explorer
Click the Tools drop down menu and then Folder Options
Within the Folder Options tab click the View tab
Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers"