Applies to: Windows 10+, Windows Server 2016+
Target audience: People I support primarily. Anyone who wants to perf like a pro?
Starting the trace
Simply open an administrative command prompt. Then make a directory (if required) to save your recording in.
Enter the command, as you would for a normal WPR trace, but using the boot option.
wpr -boottrace -addboot cpu -addboot diskio -filemode -recordtempto C:\temp
and hit enter.
Stopping the trace
After you log back onto the host, open an administrative command prompt again and go to the directory you want to write the file in.
Then type: wpr -boottrace -stopboot C:\temp\boottrace.etl
Now you have a nice shiny trace in C:\temp