Chapter 26. Monitoring, measuring, and tuning performance

Everyone would like their PC to be faster. Good news: Windows 8.1 is faster, and it does a great job of keeping your PC running smoothly. The casual user should never need to think about their PC’s performance.

Some of us, however, are a bit obsessed. We strive to get the best performance possible out of our PC’s hardware. We obsess over processor, memory, and disk usage, and we scrutinize apps and services that might be slowing down our PC. This chapter is for those obsessed readers; it’s a practical guide to making ...

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