Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

Alex covers desktops, everything from fancy to practical. He's also an avid (addicted) gamer and loves following the industry.

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BootRacer review: Utility will time your PC boot, but won't speed it up

BootRacer is a simple, free download that will time and record your PC's startup time. If you need to actually speed up the boot...well, that's on you.