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Check Computer Performance in Windows 8

By Arun Choudhary on April 14, 2012
In this article I will describe how to check your computer's performance in Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
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Introduction

In this article we will describe all the steps to check your Computer's Performance. With the help of the Task Manager, you can show the Computer Performance. If you open the Task Manager then it will display all information of your Computer such as Process, Performance, App History, Startup, Users and others details. First in this description is how to open the Task Manager. Tasks in the left pane of Performance information and Tools can help you see your Computer's Performance. The Windows 8 Task Manager is mostly used for applications and it provides a long history. In the early version of Windows it provided the ability to switch between programs. Windows 8 provides a new look of the tool and new scenarios and new ways of tuning the tool for both end of spectrum in the term of end users. Task Manager is organized and highlights the amount of data available to make it more elegant and clear for those who want to access a new level of data. The Windows 8 Task Manager focuses on the application tab to find and close the application. The Task Manager is used for modern information design to achieve functional information. Te Task Manager in Windows 8 provides a clean way of running your applications. The Task Manager is shown only and provides the more detailed view.

Improve your Computer Performance

You can move the cursor on the right-bottom and click on search and type the Performance Information and Tools and in the result you click on Performance Information and Tools.

Open Disk Cleanup This Task deletes the unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk and you can increase the amount of available storage space.

Adjust Power settings In this you can change a power related setting.

Advanced Tools Advanced Tools provides many system tools such as System information, Event View. In this you can see notifications about performance related issues.

Adjust visual effects It is to optimize performance by changing how menus and windows appear.

Steps to Check your Computer Performance

Step 1 : You can move to the right-bottom and click on the search box.

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Step 2 : We will open the Task Manager in Windows 8. You can open the Control Panel in two ways.

  • Press the Alt + Ctrl + Delete buttons on your keyboard and after this action shows many option on your screen where you can select the Task Manager.
  • You can click on the search box and type the Task Manager and after the result you can click on Task Manager.  

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Step 3 : After opening the Task Manager, you can see a list of all running applications with their status. You can see many tabs such as Process, Performance, App history, Users and Services. The Task Manager shows processes grouped by applications, background and Windows processes. The Task Manager knows what process corresponds to an application. The Task Manager shows many running processes, which are Windows OS processes (killing some of these can cause a blue screen) and some are miscellaneous background processes.

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Step 4 : In this step I will show how to lighten up the resources usage. You can see that the CPU column header is highlighted to draw your attention to the fact that you may have multiple applications competing for CPU time.

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Step 5 : In this step, you click and open the Performance tab and you can see such as CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet. You can click on the CPU.

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Step 6 : You can click on Memory to show the Memory Performance.

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Step 7 : You can click on Disk for the Disk Performance.

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Step 8 : You can click on Ethernet to check the Ethernet Performance.

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Arun Choudhary

Arun is very much interested in Microsoft & Life Style Accessory Design and Working with Microsoft Technologies. His expert areas are C# .NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server, HTML, Window 7 etc....I have done MCA. Insp... Read more

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