Startup Timer

To make your Windows start faster, you need to know which apps are slowing down the startup the most. Startup Timer allows you to do just that: benchmark Windows start time and detect which software are making your computer start slow.

 

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. The per cent values mean how much of the additional startup slowness was caused by the specific app.
 

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

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\, it creates an 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: 1.2.

Last updated: 27th October 2022.


Change Log:

What's new since version 1.1:

  1. Improved accuracy of the detection for which apps make Windows startup slower.
  2. Improved the accuracy of the CPU and RAM detection.
  3. Minor user interface improvements.


 

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When you run Startup Timer, you can choose to submit your system's boot time to this global leaderboard of the fastest starting computers.

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
111 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22621)12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600KKingston 64 GB (2933 MHz)bgeneto
212 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22621)AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core ProcessorKingston 16 GB (2133 MHz)Engin
313 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i9-10900K (3.70 GHz)Corsair 32 GB (2100 MHz)Encore
413 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22621)AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core ProcessorCRUCIAL 16 GB (2400 MHz)(none)
513 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core ProcessorVMware Virtual RAM 2 GBkaansaplar
614 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)Intel Core i9-10900K (3.70 GHz)Corsair 32 GB (2133 MHz)Encore
715 secondsWindows 11 Pro for Workstations (Build 22621)Intel Core i7-3770 (3.40 GHz)16 GB (1600 MHz)(none)
815 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22621)AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor16 GB (3733 MHz)(none)
915 secondsWindows 11 Pro (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core ProcessorG-Skill 16 GB(none)
1015 secondsWindows 11 Education (Build 22000)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3200 MHz)F3RHAT-METU

Note: If someone has submitted more than one score, we display only the fastest one per system on the leaderboard.


Windows 10

Here are the currently fastest recorded Windows 10 startup times. The average Windows 10 startup time is 82 seconds.

Rank Startup time Windows CPU RAM Comments
18 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS30 GBBarney
29 secondsWindows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB Evaluation (Build 14393)Common KVM processor3 GBolder, but still functional operating system in 32 bit
39 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)Intel Core i7-3930K (3.20 GHz)8 GBYaklDakl
49 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KSG Skill Intl 32 GBBarney
510 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)Intel Core i7-3930K (3.20 GHz)8 GB (2133 MHz)YaklDakl
611 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core ProcessorCRUCIAL 32 GB (3600 MHz)KAAN
711 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)Intel Core i7-3930K (3.20 GHz)8 GB (1600 MHz)YaklDakl
811 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor16 GB (3200 MHz)AfterFormat
912 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19044)AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core ProcessorKingston 16 GB (2133 MHz)Engin engincr0
1012 secondsWindows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 (Build 17763)Common KVM processorQEMU 3 GB(none)

Note: If someone has submitted more than one score, we display only the fastest one per system on the leaderboard.



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
24975 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22621)11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 (3.00 GHz)Samsung 8 GB (3200 MHz)Mortensen.Preben
34493 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22631)12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400SK Hynix 16 GB (3200 MHz)(none)
44455 secondsWindows 10 Home China (Build 19042)Intel Core i5-8250U (1.60 GHz)8 GB (2400 MHz)(none)
54341 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22621)Intel Core i5-10400F (2.90 GHz)A-DATA 16 GB (3200 MHz)(none)
64260 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)Intel Core i5-4690 (3.50 GHz)28 GB (1333 MHz)(none)
74242 secondsWindows 10 Pro (Build 19045)AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7. 10 Compute Cores 4C+6GKingston 16 GB (1600 MHz)test1
84213 secondsWindows 11 Pro - Version 22H2 (Build 22621)12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KCorsair 64 GB (4000 MHz)(none)
94126 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22621)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor32 GB (3000 MHz)(none)
104105 secondsWindows 11 Home (Build 22623)Intel Core i5-10210U (1.60 GHz)Samsung 8 GB (2667 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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