Have you ever measured your PC’s boot time? I guess, not! Well, here’s a simple utility called Windows Boot Timer that may interest you. Windows Boot time utility is a useful boot timer utility that 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.
Sadly, the program without your consent takes you to the developer’s site for feedback and product endorsements.
Measure Windows Boot Time
Run the downloaded utility. It will ask for permission to reboot. Click OK. On reboot, you will first get a message asking you to not use the mouse or keyboard for some time. So please adhere to it. Soon you will get a dialog box telling you your Windows Boot up time.
Here is my regular startup time.
And here are the readings after I removed the start-up entry.
My computer was able to shave off a little time.
There are other similar tools that can help you measure Windows boot time:
- BootRacer is another tool that helps you measure boot time.
- 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.
TIP: Go here if you want to make Windows Startup, Run, Shutdown Faster.