I am looking for a way to have a kind of a simple
--verbose log of all programs and services activities on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc.) startup.
Ideally it would show the name (and path), the memory allocated, the starting and ending runtime and the services that invoked (if it's an application), but I would be glad as well with just a names log.
It may be as simple as a command that is run before all the non-core windows stuff that can dump
> startup_services.log and
> startup_apps.log (probably would stop logging 2-3 minutes after booting). Is there such a thing already in the
cmd line that can be used for this purpose?
This question was being marked as duplicate of another one, but that question has an answer for one part of my question: boot logging processes. I wanted as well a services log and if possible a simple way to save the log. David's answer below provided other ways to achieve this, and one of them generates the log to a CSV file, which in some cases is preferable to the heavy
.PML files generated by the Process Monitor (PM) that can only be opened by the PM itself.