What is your PC's boot time? I bet you cannot answer that question exactly, I know I was not able to until I discovered the Windows application Boot Timer which measures the boot time of a computer running a version of Windows operating system. The time measured is the time between the appearance of the Bios screen to the first file that is loaded in Windows.
Boot Timer is currently only compatible with Windows NT, Windows XP and Windows XP 64-bit editions but the author promises to make it compatible with Windows Vista in future updates. To use Boot Timer simply double-click the executable and the application will automatically display a popup after the next computer restart that displays the boot time of the system.
This is a great utility for users who want to optimize their boot time.There are several possibilities to reduce the boot time of a PC. I do not want to get into all of them but here are a few tips on how to reduce the boot time:
Got any more tips, let me hear them !
Update: The program has not been updated by the author which means that it is still not compatible with Windows Vista or newer versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. While it still has its used for XP and NT users, it is of no use to Vista and newer OS users.
If you are running a newer version of Windows you may find a program like Soluto helpful as it offers boot time measuring as well and is fully compatible with all recent versions of the operating system. While you need to keep it running to benefit from the statistics it makes available, it is certainly a great alternative if you are interested in optimizing the boot performance of your operating system.
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