Chapter 4: Monitoring Windows
In This Chapter
Watching Windows with the built-in tools
Finding and fixing problems
Judging your system’s performance
Working with the Event Viewer
Tracking reliability over time
Windows 8 ships with a tremendous array of tools designed to help you look at your system, and warn you if something’s wrong. It also has a simple scoring mechanism that gives you a fairly good idea of where your PC excels, and where it’s falling down on the job.
In Microsoft’s zeal to make Windows less intimidating to new users, some of those tools are tucked away in rather obscure corners. But if you know what you’re doing, you cannot only find them, but you can also use them to help make your machine hum.
Or at least burble.