Freeware to measure Boot or Startup Time in Windows 10/8/7

Over a period of time, you install several programs on your Windows computer. Many of these programs add entries to the startup items and add Services to Windows, which need to start when Windows starts. This results in the slowing down of your Windows PC, in terms of boot times as well as performance, because too many programs want to run.

You can use the built-in MSConfig Utility, or some nice freeware like WinPatrol or CCleaner, to remove, disable or manage your startup programs. But if you need to measure the boot time or the time your Windows 10/8/7 takes to start up, you will need to use Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit, or you can check out some of these free software that let you do so easily.

Measure Startup or Boot Time

Windows Boot Timer

Windows Boot Timer loads itself into memory when you start your computer and measures total system boot time. After all system processes have loaded, the utility removes itself from the system memory and displays the total boot time. No installation is required. All you need to do is double-click on the executable & upon restart; it will display the time taken by your computer to load windows. It does not count the time taken to go through BIOS or BIOS boot up a password.

BootRacer

BootRacer will let you measure the time required for your Windows computer to boot. The main function of BootRacer is total control over Windows boot time.

AppTimer

AppTimer is a freeware that will run an executable, a pre-set number of times and then measure the time it takes to start-up each time. It measures the time up to the state where user input is being accepted before exiting the application. After each run AppTimer will close the application in an automated fashion, before restarting it again.

Soluto

Soluto will not only measure your boot time but also help you optimize boot time further. It employs innovative low-level Windows kernel technologies to identify what users are asking their PC to do, and what their PC does in return. It can delay loading of programs or services that aren’t necessary when the computer is booting and readying itself for use. This way such programs and services are launched a little later, thus making your computer that much earlier and ready for you to use.

Boot Analyzer

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MaaS360 Boot Analyzer will give you detailed information s about the boot activity of your computer. It has a clean and easy-to-understand interface. The main window displays a graph with details about the date and time when the boot mode was enabled. While measuring boot times, it lets you mention the number of boots. It also maintains a history of your previous boot times. Go get it here.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, 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.

6 Comments

  1. George Melendez Correa

    Very good review…. I use Soluto and have been for the last 18 months with exceptional results. It gives me all i need to have a faster boot time. They also send monthly reports on everything that is going on in your PC. And the support service is excellent so i would advise my Windows Club friends to take a look at Soluto and give it a try…. I am satisfied with their software and support service considering I’m using their FREE version which is quite rare for free software companies to offer such excellent service so give Soluto a try and I’m sure that you won’t be discouraged….

  2. Trueblue711

    I’ve used Soluto for a few years and it’s great — but for those looking to solely measure boot time might be better served using something else. I’ve noticed Soluto adds a decent amount to the boot time, especially on older PCs.

    They’ve also been purchased by Asurion, and ever since their desktop offerings have been taken out of the limelight in place of their mobile offerings. I have to wonder if they will sunset their desktop services over the next year or two.

  3. brianzion

    MaaS360 Boot Analyzer does not work in Windows 10

  4. Stan12345

    Soluto is dead, they terminated their servers on April 1st, 2016. Amazingly, the website is still up and lets new users download their now non-functional software, and has no mention of the termination of service. I had to search to find out why it kept saying it couldn’t connect to the Internet, and finally found this:

    February 2016 Update – Soluto for PC is shutting down:

    We’re moving in a new direction. 8 years ago we set out with our vision to provide a new and easy way to support PC’s and other devices. 2 years ago, we were acquired by Asurion. This acquisition has led us to the world of support for mobile devices and has allowed us the exciting opportunity to impact millions of users.

    When this change came about, we chose to make our Soluto service that you know and use free to everyone with no limitation. We sadly reached a point where many of the services that we relied upon aren’t available and we would need to dedicate significant time and resources to rewrite them. As our focus has shifted, we can no longer offer the dedication needed to support and develop our older Soluto service.

    As of April 1st, we will be shutting down the Soluto PC Management platform entirely. Please take the next 6 weeks to make alternative arrangements for your device support.

    When you’re ready, here’s how to uninstall Soluto from a PC and from a Mac.

    We want to thank you for your support, loyalty and suggestions over these past years.

    All the best,

    The Soluto team

    https://support.soluto.com/entries/95566367-Soluto-for-PC-is-retiring

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