How to measure Win 10 Startup time

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  1. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
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    How to measure Win 10 Startup time


    Over time, my Win startup time seems to be getting longer. (I'm being really picky) I have always used the Win 10 Task manager to disable all unnecessary startup programs. However, there are many processes that also start at boot time.

    I installed HiBit to see if I could find what might be delaying boot up. It looks pretty comprehensive but it doesn't give me what I was looking for.

    My memory is a little foggy but I seem to remember a program that could be run at boot time that produced a list of all start up programs and services and the time it took to load these services. However, I can't find such a program now. Does anyone know of such a program?

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    Zorin Lite
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    maybe this could help ?
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  3. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
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    3nd said:
    maybe this could help ?
    I'm not certain what you are suggesting. You have the latest version of Win 10 at the bottom of your post (22H2).

    Just in case....
    I was running Version 21H2 and updated to 22H2 in case that's what you were suggesting. It didn't change the boot speed although the updating process caused a small hiccough.
    -I have always booted without the need of a password. After the update, the boot screen told me that my password was invalid and asked me to re-enter.
    -I re-entered the correct password and the boot proceeded. However, this happened on every boot.
    -I ran "netplwiz" and "users must enter a username and password..." was not checked. I checked it, re-booted and entered the necessary password and the boot proceeded. I ran netplwiz" again and unchecked that box and rebooted. This time the boot proceeded without the necessity of a password.

    I hate it when an update causes a change in normal behavior.

    In any case, it didn't speed up the boot process.
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    you could have a look with nir sofer's BootPerformanceView in case it reveals something relevant.
    For every boot performance record, the following information is displayed: Boot Start Time, Boot End Time, Boot Time, Main Path Boot Time, Kernel Init Time, Driver Init Time, Devices Init Time, Smss Init Time, User Profile Processing Time, and more...
    Pre-release NirSoft Tools
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  5. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @dsscottage,

    Is this what you want ?

    > Measure the Restart Time
    > Measure the Restart Time

    I hope this helps.
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  6. Posts : 17,008
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    dsscottage said:
    Over time, my Win startup time seems to be getting longer.
    The first step should be disk cleanup because temporary files can have a big effect on startup time.
    Disk Cleanup - TenForumsTutorials
    In experiments some years ago, Disk cleanup was found to be as effective in reducing startup time as any so-called Registry cleaner.

    dsscottage said:
    I seem to remember a program ... that produced a list of all start up programs and services
    You might be thinking of MS SysInternals AutoRuns.
    Autoruns for Windows - MSLearn
    autoruns ditty by dalchina - TenForums
    You might also like to take a look at autoruns alternatives - TenForums


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  7. Posts : 8,122
    windows 10
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    You dont need tools taskmanger startup gives you bios and startup details in the startup tab
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    dsscottage said:
    I'm not certain what you are suggesting. You have the latest version of Win 10 at the bottom of your post (22H2).

    Just in case....
    I was running Version 21H2 and updated to 22H2 in case that's what you were suggesting. It didn't change the boot speed although the updating process caused a small hiccough.
    -I have always booted without the need of a password. After the update, the boot screen told me that my password was invalid and asked me to re-enter.
    -I re-entered the correct password and the boot proceeded. However, this happened on every boot.
    -I ran "netplwiz" and "users must enter a username and password..." was not checked. I checked it, re-booted and entered the necessary password and the boot proceeded. I ran netplwiz" again and unchecked that box and rebooted. This time the boot proceeded without the necessity of a password.

    I hate it when an update causes a change in normal behavior.

    In any case, it didn't speed up the boot process.
    huh ?

    the word "THIS" in my post is a link to some software ...
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  9. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
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    3nd said:
    huh ?

    the word "THIS" in my post is a link to some software ...
    Sorry. I didn't notice the different color text for the link. I just had a look at the link and I'll try some of the tools.

    There are several additional posts with suggested tools. I'll try them and post back.

    Thank you to everyone in advance for all the great suggestions.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I found that most of the suggested programs merely measured the total startup time. They are worthwhile but not what I'm looking for.

    I'm using autoruns to examine the startup time. It's similar to but more extensive than HiBit. I've removed several items that were highlighted in yellow (i.e. file not found) and have shaved a few seconds off my startup time. I'll continue examining other unnecessary services to see if that makes a difference.

    However, autoruns is not the program that I remember from years ago. Unless I'm dreaming, I recall a program that was run at startup and it produced a report of all programs and services that were loaded and the time it took to load each. Given that information, a user could decide if it was worth the boot time to load individual services or programs. Am I dreaming or does such a program exist?
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  10. Posts : 17,008
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Don't forget post #6, disk cleanup. It has been demonstrated to have a big effect on startup time.


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