Performance monitoring in windows 7

Dec 7 08:24 2012 Bella S Martin Print This Article

Performance monitor is inbuilt features in windows 7, which will help you to monitor your computer performance, and problems that you have faced in past. And will help you to troubleshoot similar types of problems that already occurred in your computer.

The basic requirement for computer is to indulge in computer performance monitoring and practice healthy computer maintenance on regular basis. It will help you to increase your computer life and can reduce future potential threats from your computer like computer working slowly,Guest Posting computer freezing often, or automatic rebooting of your computer. Performance monitoring is simple and powerful tools to view computer performance. You can examine your computer performance in a form of graph, histogram or a report. Windows Performance Monitor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap that provides tools for analyzing system performance. From a single console, you can monitor application and hardware performance in real time, customize what data you want to collect in logs, define thresholds for alerts and automatic actions, generate reports, and view past performance data in various ways.

Now first of all let us discuss: what is computer monitoring?  What it does? And how it can be helpful?

Performance is measure of how quickly a computer will be able to complete application and system tasks. Overall system performance can be limited by the access speed of the physical hard disks, the amount of memory available to run all processes, the maximum speed of the processor, etc. Windows Performance Monitor enables you to track the performance of applications and services, and to generate alerts to take action for optimizing performance of your computer.

Key features of performance monitoring are as follows:

·         Data Collector Sets: it’s an important component of performance monitoring which is a XML object which groups data collectors into elements for use with different performance monitoring scenarios. Once a group of data collectors is stored as a Data Collector Set, operations such as scheduling can be applied to the entire set through a single property.

·         Wizards and templates for creating logs: These features add counters to log files and schedule the start, stop, and duration of collection through a wizard interface. In addition, if you save this configuration as a template, you can collect the same log on subsequent computers without repeating the data collector selection and scheduling processes. Performance Logs and Alerts features have been incorporated into the Windows Performance Monitor.

·         User-friendly diagnosis reports: performance monitoring can generate reports more quickly and can generate reports from data collected using any Data Collector Set. This allows you to repeat reports and assess how recommended changes have affected performance. Windows Performance Monitor also includes preconfigured performance and diagnosis reports for quick analysis and troubleshooting.

How to start Performance Monitor in windows 7?

Click on Start menu, then click in the Start Search box, type perfmon, and press enter. In the navigation tree, expand Monitoring Tools, and then click Performance Monitor. You can also use Performance Monitor to view real-time performance data on a remote computer for home computer repair at distance. So one can say computer monitoring can be very help full because it will give you in brief the history of your computer performance. So it will be pretty much easier for troubleshooting the problems of your computer in near future.

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Bella S Martin
Bella S Martin

1.       Bella Martin received the Master degree in software engineering in 2006 and currently serving as a software engineer at http://www.impcsupport.com/. She provides informative articles on Online PC Support, PC technical support, windows support, protection tools and software’s. 

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