Find your Boot Time in Windows 8/10

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  1. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    hi guys,

    i know that many of you really cares about boot time especially while using many security softs that hampers it, so there is a manual way to find it without tools like Soluto or others.

    Advice : to maximize your boot time , you have to enable Fast Startup option.

    you can activate it by Power Options > "Choose what the power buttons" > "Change settings that are currently unavailable" > check "Turn on Fast Start-Up (recommended)"

    ok now shut down your computer and start it (no restart)

    1- open the Event Viewer (type Event Viewer in search box)
    2- go to "Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Diagnostics Performance > Operational
    3- look for the Event ID indicated by 100, click on it , you should have this :

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    You can see your boot duration in ms , the number indicated measure the total time of your boot , post boot processes included, (means the services/processes loaded after you are in the desktop).

    Mine is around 1.20 minutes , not bad for an 2 years laptop with HDD.

    Now if you open the Task manager you will have your boot time measured from the end of the bios loading to the welcome screen ;

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    i observed that a restart is even faster (took me around 2.7 sec)

    thanks for reading
     
  2. Vasudev

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    Doesn't Fast Start-up reduce boot time instead of maximizing it?
     
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    It reduce it. But more programs you add, slower it will be.
     
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    i Get access is denied (5).............maybe i need to log on as administrator?
     
  5. Andytay70

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    sorted, mine is 1minute 30!
     
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  6. Spawn

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    Disabled Fast Start-up after problems booting with hybrid / sleep state shutdown. Here's my results:

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    Convert ms to seconds (or minutes), using Google search. Approx. 20 seconds.
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    Windows Task Manager states Last BIOS time: 3.6 seconds.
     
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    Beware that Event Viewer take some time to display the latest boot/reboot. Check the time and date.
     
  8. Spawn

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    I understand, that is why I took the most recent reading. A result from September reads, 22799ms. On average, I have a fast boot time, with Fast Start-up disabled.
     
  9. Umbra

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    @Huracan , You seems to have a quite powerful machine or maybe an SSD :D
     
  10. Spawn

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    @Umbra Both boxes are checked. :p Intel Core i7 (mobile) and SSD.
     
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    You damn lucky beeeeeeep :p

    I envy you.
     
  12. SloppyMcFloppy

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    My is 26.4 second is that bad based on Event Viewer?
     
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    my laptop seems so slow :p
     
  14. SloppyMcFloppy

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    The fast startup only affect when the PC is restarting not when shut down. Also, i have 3 drives on my PC so that could be explain why i have 26.4 seconds cold boot.
     
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    Fast startup is disabled when restarting, it is only on boot because it uses hibernation when shutdowning.
     
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  17. Umbra

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    i5-3230, it is a 3 years old laptop. So i dont expect much of it compared to the recent ones.

    The time to reach the desktop is fast , less than 30sec.
     
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