I want to be able to profile my startups and see how long each program takes to startup. I'm running windows 7.


Soluto does exactly what you are looking for.

Soluto Beta allows you to understand your boot, discover which applications are slowing it down (and keep running later in the background, affecting your ongoing experience), and allows you to significantly improve it. While Soluto Beta focuses on the boot, it already researches for frustrations and helps map the PC Genome, and allows you to share your wisdom with others.

Screenshots taken from the lifehacker article.

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  • The Soluto product seems to be discontinued for very long time now unfortunatelly. – Suma May 10 '20 at 14:48

If you are talking about startups that load when you boot the PC, see the link below, it was written for Vista but applies to W7 as well. There is a lot of info logged by W7.

ZDNet - Microsoft's hidden diagnostic tool unlocks Vista startup secrets


There is also the Windows Performance Analyzer, part of the Windows Performance Toolkit, which you can get from the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.

This utility allows you to collect information during boot for a variety of situations or needed metrics, and then view that information in a graphical interface that allows you to quickly see what portions of the boot or login process are taking the most time, and then what processes in those portions are the culprits.

The interface is not as simple as Soluto's, and it doesn't try to rate whether items are useful or not, but as a power-user tool for measuring and diagnosing boot time issues, it's a very, very capable tool.

  • this is a low quality "answer". you have to include more details like I do in my answers about WPT: superuser.com/a/976646/174557 – magicandre1981 Dec 13 '16 at 17:13
  • I beg to differ. Within the limited context of this question, and the fact the question is already answered and more than 6 years old, and yet is being linked to as an answered duplicate, I thought it worthwhile to at least mention there is a decent tool provided by MS that provides this function. The question you answered had more detail and thus a more detailed answer is both possible and appropriate. – music2myear Dec 13 '16 at 17:49
  • no, the answer is still low quality because you DON'T post any details and from a 20k repu user I expect this. – magicandre1981 Dec 14 '16 at 5:21
  • Very well. We'll differ on this point. – music2myear Dec 14 '16 at 19:19

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