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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Using Performance Monitor for Advanced System Analysis

Windows Task Manager and Resource View are great for quick scans of your system performance. A more robust tool, Performance Monitor, allows you to track a much longer list of performance metrics than is available in either of its simpler cousins. You can also use it to log performance data to disk files or export to programs such as Microsoft Office Excel for detailed analysis.

To get to Performance Monitor, open System And Maintenance in Control Panel, click Performance Information And Tools, click Advanced Tools (in the Tasks pane), and then click Open Reliability And Performance Monitor. (You’ll need administrative credentials.) Or take the direct route: type perfmon at a command prompt. ...

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