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Startup Timer

If you want to make your computer start faster, you want to know which apps slow you down. Startup Timer allows you to do just that: measure how quickly Windows starts up and it also shows exactly which of your apps are making it slower.

Screenshots

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Screenshot 1 - The main app screen. Screenshot from Windows using Dark Mode.

Startup Timer screenshot 2
Screenshot 2 - After the system was restarted, the app shows the how long it took for the computer to fully boot. Screenshot from Windows using Dark Mode.

Key Features

Startup Timer provides two measurements: How long it takes for Windows to show Desktop, and also, how long it takes for the system to fully start. We define a system being fully started when the average CPU usage has dropped under 5%.


Download Startup Timer

We are offering Startup Timer in two equally tasty flavors: Portable and Setup.

The Portable version means that the app is a single executable file that you can simply download and run. There is no installation needed, and when you are done, to uninstall the app, all you need to do is delete the executable file from your computer. That’s it. Click here to download the Portable version.

The Setup version means that the app comes as a normal setup executable file that you can double click to install to your system. It will install the app to C:\Program Files (x86)\Startup Timer\, automagically create a little icon to your Windows Desktop which allows you to start it, and after you are done, you can run its uninstaller to remove it. Click here to download the Setup version.

If you don’t know which one to download, you should probably download the Setup version.


System Requirements:

Works on any Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and Vista based system.

For the most accurate results, you should disable the Windows login screen. That is, make Windows automatically login when the computer starts.

Version info: The latest version of Startup Timer is: 1.1.

Last updated: 15th September 2022.

Change Log:

What's new since version 1.0:

  1. The app now also lists the system processes and installed third party apps that were measured to slow down your system startup the most.
  2. Improved the accuracy of the CPU and RAM detection.
  3. Fixed a bug that caused the app sometimes detect Windows 11 as Windows 10.
  4. The user interface now better handles very small and very large screen resolutions.


Fastest Starting Windows Leaderboard

Windows 11

Here are the currently fastest recorded Windows 11 startup times. The average Windows 11 startup time is 64 seconds.

Rank Startup time Windows CPU RAM Comments
115 secondsWindows 11 Education (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
215 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core ProcessorG-Skill 16 GB(none)
316 secondsWindows 11 Education (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
418 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22000)11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 (2.80 GHz)Samsung 16 GBFlyHigh JJB
522 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-8750H (2.20 GHz)16 GBCigarman
623 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-8750H (2.20 GHz)16 GBCigarman
723 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-8750H (2.20 GHz)16 GBCigarman
823 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-8750H (2.20 GHz)16 GB(none)
923 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor16 GB (3000 MHz)(none)
1024 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.40 GHz)8 GB (1600 MHz)Velociraptor

Windows 10

Here are the currently fastest recorded Windows 10 startup times. The average Windows 10 startup time is 91 seconds.

Rank Startup time Windows CPU RAM Comments
116 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
218 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
323 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)Intel Core i5-3330 (3.00 GHz)Kingston 8 GB (1333 MHz)(none)
424 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 6800UHynix 16 GB(none)
525 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 5 5600G15 GBLed-Higher Power
626 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)Intel Core i5-8600K (3.60 GHz)Kingston 16 GB (3400 MHz)It is what it is
727 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
827 secondsWindows 10 Education (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
928 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU
1028 secondsWindows 10 Education (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT

Slowest Starting Systems

Due to popular demand, here is also the list of the ten slowest starting systems.

Rank Startup time Windows CPU RAM Comments
115525 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 5 5600GG-Skill 16 GBTncwlkr
21739 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)Intel Core i5-4460 (3.20 GHz)Kingston 16 GB (1600 MHz)(none)
31443 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)Intel Core i7-4770 (3,40 GHz)16 GBjah
41021 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-8700B (3.20 GHz)8 GB(none)
5930 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)Intel Core i7-6500U (2.50 GHz)Samsung 16 GBMattS
6850 secondsWindows 10 Home (Build 19044)AMD A4-9125 RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2GRamaxel 4 GB(none)
7796 secondsWindows 10 Home (Build 19044)AMD A6-6310 APUSamsung 8 GBDox Lenovo
8777 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i7-8700B (3.20 GHz)8 GB(none)
9735 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22621)AMD Athlon Gold 3150UMicron Technology 8 GB (3200 MHz)&Why is Logmein on my computer? Should I how do I take it off?
10523 secondsWindows 10 Home (Build 19045)Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz)Samsung 6 GB (1333 MHz)(none)

This leaderboard data of the fastest (and the slowest) starting Windows is based on the results sent to us by people running the Startup Timer and choosing to click the "Send Results to Leaderboard" button. If you run the app but do not click that button to share your results, your data is not sent to anywhere or shared with anyone.

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