How To: Access Resource Monitor in Win 7


The Resource Monitor in Windows 7 is a very good and easy way to help analyze performance and diagnose possible bottlenecks. With access to sections displaying process specific statistics for CPU, Memory, Disk or Network; Resource Monitor will immediately help identify which processes are hogging the most system resources.

Here’s How:

Click on Start and type RESMON (upper or lower case, doesn’t matter) into the Start search dialogue box. Then click on the “resmon” entry:

Now click on the various tabs to display relevant statistical information for all running processes:

To help with identification of any unknown/unrecognized processes, simply right click on the process and select  “Search Online”.

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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