Windows 7 and the Improved Resource Monitor

April 20, 2009

Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans is receiving emails regarding improvements in Windows Vista that are found in Windows 7.  One of the many improvements that our tech elves find interesting is the Resource Monitor

To troubleshoot resource issues more thoroughly, IT professionals need deep insight into a computer’s inner workings. The more complex the problem, the more detailed the information to solve it must be. While Task Manager is sufficient to identify which process is using the most processor time, IT professionals often need a more powerful tool to identify which process is generating the most disk or network I/O to solve the problem at hand.
Windows 7 includes an enhanced version of Resource Monitor, which provides this sort of detailed resource utilization information on a process-by-process basis.

Within seconds, you can use Resource Monitor to view:
•    Which processes are using the most processor time and memory
•    Which services are hosted within a SvcHost.exe process
•    Which handles (including devices, registry keys, and files) a process is accessing
•    Which modules (including DLLs) a process is accessing
•    Which processes are reading and writing the most data to the disk
•    How much network data each process is sending and receiving
•    Which processes are listening for incoming network connections or have network connections open
•    How much memory each process is using

In addition, you can end processes and search online for information about a process. With Resource Monitor, IT professionals can quickly identify the source of performance and resource utilization problems, reducing the time required to troubleshoot complex issues.

At Onsite Computer, we continue our discovery of the many improved features included in the successor to Windows Vista, Windows 7.  Many contend Windows 7 is a simple upgrade to Windows Vista; however at Onsite we find Windows 7 offers many great improvements to Vista.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service

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